Latest News and Updates


The International Institute of Buffalo and Leadership Buffalo Partner to Provide Mentorships to Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylees 

The Professional Pathways program will help immigrants, refugees, and asylees to return to former professional careers or to continue higher education. The International Institute of Buffalo (IIB) and Leadership Buffalo announced today that the organizations are working together to provide mentorship opportunities for immigrants, refugees, and asylees, allowing them more opportunities for career success. IIB …
Continue Reading


IIB Welcomes New Americans!

In the second naturalization ceremony in Buffalo in a week, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services administered citizenship oaths to 35 New Americans from 20 countries today. We were happy and proud to be a part of it. Here is what you can do to help the newest of your fellow citizens to easily integrate …
Continue Reading


IIB in Washington, D.C. to Share Best Practices for Immigrant and Refugee Economic Inclusion

NYS Office of New Americans Executive Director, Dr. Laura Gonzales-Murphy, IIB’s Director of New American Integration, Denise Phillips Beehag, and Ashley Weaver, our employment program manager, meeting to discuss our successful Office of New Americans Pathways Program. They’re at an invitation-only conference presented by WES (World Education Services) and SIIP (Skilled Immigrant Integration Program). The …
Continue Reading


IIB Welcomes New Americans!

We were humbled and honored to witness 52 New Americans from 27 countries take their citizenship oaths at the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony in Buffalo today. Here is what you can do to help the newest of your fellow citizens to easily integrate into American society.  


M&T Bank Delivers Bikes for Refugee Kids

Recently, a volunteer team from M&T Bank delivered 22 bicycles to the International Institute of Buffalo (IIB), fulfilling the bank’s pledge of a total of 50 bikes to kids in the community. The institute is one of three community non-profits to receive the donations. Its portion will go to refugee children over the next few …
Continue Reading


Give the Gift of a Good Night’s Sleep to a Refugee Family

Can You Help? We rely on your generosity to provide them with bedding. There’s an urgent need for twin and full-size bedding: sheets, blankets and comforters. Click here if you can help? Email ghuerta@iibuff.org or call (716)883-1900 ext. 380 for more info.


IIB in the News

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. WUTV Fox 29 News at Ten featured our Director of Support Services, Amy Fleischauer, discussing warning signs and available supports for those affected by domestic violence.  We offer safe, free, and confidential services for people affected by domestic violence and human trafficking, regardless of age, immigration status, or type …
Continue Reading


The International Institute of Buffalo in the Community

The International Institute of Buffalo’s, Amy Fleischauer, spent some time at her alma mater, Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, to discuss the importance of service in her career, family, and communities. She was honored to be part of this small group of students who are also part of New American families. Arlene (from the …
Continue Reading