Latest News and Updates


Olmsted Park Routes For “A Walk In Their Words”

JOIN US FOR “A WALK IN THEIR WORDS” To Register Visit: www.awalkintheirwords.org    A walk in their words is an event organized by The Center, Utica to recognize World Refugee Day on Saturday, June 20, 2020 and raise awareness and funds to support these local agencies and refugee resettlement agencies across New York State.   …
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A Walk in Their Words

A Walk in Their Words: www.awalkintheirwords.org The International Institute of Buffalo, Catholic Charities of Buffalo, Journey’s End Refugee Services, and Jewish Family Services of Buffalo and Eric County invite the public to join a Virtual Run / Walk to recognize World Refugee Day on Saturday, June 20, 2020. The event organized by The Center, Utica, …
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Curfew Updates and Safety Tips

  Curfew Update   English : City of Buffalo will have a curfew 8:00 pm-5:00 am tonight through, and including, Sunday. Essential employees are excluded from the curfew.   Spanish: La ciudad de Buffalo tendrá un toque de queda durante las 8:00P.M. – 5:00 A.M. entre esta noche y, incluyendo, Domingo en la noche.Trabajadores esenciales están …
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#maskingforafriend (In Seven Languages)

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public where social distancing is difficult, like on the bus, at a grocery store, or at a doctor’s office or bank. By wearing a cloth face mask, you will help slow the spread of the coronavirus. These face coverings can be made from …
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Volunteers Translate Important Building and Health Updates

Thank you to our volunteer translators for communicating this important message from the International Institute to our clients. The English transcript for the videos is below.   Farsi Kinyarwanda Swahili French Lingala Script from the video: “Hello. The International Institute is currently closed. Please do not come to the Institute. Your case manager is available …
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Immigration Movie and Book Recommendations

While social distancing is a priority, being inside can get boring! No worries, our team has put together this list of movies, books, and kid’s books about immigration to keep you entertained! Choose a couple and learn about the different cultures of the world. And grab a friend (digitally of course) to watch it with …
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Resources for Vulnerable Populations

We have compiled a handful of resources that can help not only the populations we serve, but anyone who who may need it. The list has informational resources, community need resources, and resources to help students who are out of school continue to learn! We will continue to update these lists as more information becomes …
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COVID-19 Closure Plan

UPDATE (3/25/2020): Our building will remain closed until at least April 20, 2020. More details about accessing services during this time are included below.  Our highest priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our clients and community. In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, effective Monday March 16th , the International Institute of Buffalo …
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CDC “Stop The Spread” in 17 Languages

We are all responsible for keeping each other safe and making safety accessible for ALL populations. This means making health information available for those in which English is not accessible. All of the following fact sheets are from the CDC. We are posting them together to make them easier to find for people whose first …
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