Governor Hochul Announces Launch of NYS Institute for Immigration Integration Research & Policy


Rizzo-Choi Named to the Institute’s Advisory Board

Governor Kathy Hochul

The New York State’s Institute for Immigration Integration Research & Policy will help immigrants transition to community life, further education, and the workforce. Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced its launch.

The governor selected Jennifer Rizzo-Choi, Executive Director of the International Institute of Buffalo, as a member of the Institute’s Advisory Board. The body is made up of accomplished leaders in the field who bring an array of experiences, expertise, and relationships. It will also give insight and guidance with respect to research, programming, fundraising opportunities, and community events.

Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi

“I am honored to serve as an advisory board member of the newly launched Institute for Immigrant Integration Research & Policy. New York has always excelled at welcoming immigrants and refugees into our state,” said Rizzo-Choi. “At the International Institute of Buffalo, we have over 100 years of experience integrating immigrants and refugees into our region, helping to create the unique and diverse fabric our community enjoys today. We are immensely proud that Buffalo is one of the leaders in the state in accepting and integrating our new neighbors. With the launch of this statewide institute, I am excited to play a role in ensuring that New York becomes even more efficient in welcoming refugees and immigrants into our communities and workforce.”

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