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Legislative Leaders Stand with Refugee Resettlement Agencies and Allies in Seeking $4.5 Million in FY 2020 Budget

For Immediate Release: February 26, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT David Dyssegaard Kallik, Deputy Director of FPI 646.284.1240 | ddkallick@fiscalpolicy.org Assemblymembers Sean Ryan, Pat Fahy, and Marianne Buttenschon stood in the Capitol today with all 14 of the refugee resettlement agencies in the New York State Enhanced Services to Refugees Program (NYSESRP), the Fiscal Policy Institute, and …
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Western District of New York Anti-Trafficking Task Force Coordinator

JOB TITLE: Western District of New York Anti-Trafficking Task Force Coordinator WORKING HOURS: 40 hours per week QUALIFICATIONS: Education: MS/MA or advanced degree in the social work, criminal justice, or related field REQUIRED Experience: Experience in building community collaborations Experience working with multidisciplinary teams Additional Requirements: Excellent communication skills (oral and written), interpersonal and organizational skills …
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Employment Services Manager

JOB TITLE:               Employment Services Manager         PROGRAM:               New American Integration Services SUPERVISOR:           Director of New American Integration   QUALIFICATIONS: Education:      BS/BA or combination of education and experience in the refugee, employment, human resources or human services area     Experience:     Background serving diverse cultures, clients and/or refugee population is preferred. Experience with providing employment services mandatory. Previous supervisory …
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Model UN 2019 Resolutions

Ad Hoc Political Denmark – The Kashmir Crisis Denmark – Denuclearization of North Korea New Zealand – Women’s Rights & Equality Ad Hoc Political & Security Denmark – Deployment of United Nation Coalition Forces in the Middle East Denmark – Cybersecurity Standards, and the Digital Defense of Member States Turkey – Threats to International Peace …
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Human Trafficking 101 Seminars

Please join us for a training and overview of human trafficking in the Western New York community. Seminars take place at the International Institute of Buffalo, 864 Delaware Avenue. Each seminar has the same content. What does human trafficking look like in Western NY? How do we identify people who are being trafficked? What can …
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Stop The Shutdown

  January, 2019 Dear Friends of the Institute: Who would have ever believed that a government shutdown would last for a full month? Service members serving our nation without pay for the first time in history. Critical government employees overseeing benefits programs furloughed. Politics at its worst. This is our new reality. We see stories …
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Great Decisions 2019

Great Decisions 9 engaging foreign policy discussions introduced & facilitated by leading experts in Western New York   2019 Great Decisions Schedule The International Institute of Buffalo 864 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209 Monday Evenings, 6:00-7:30 p.m. $7 Walk-Ins // $5 Educators & Students   2/04/2019 Refugees and Global Migration Dr. Korydon Smith, Ed.D., M. …
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Holiday Wish List

Visit our Amazon Holiday Wish List Drop off items listed below at the Institute Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Winter items –  Hats, Gloves, Children’s Boots (all sizes) Diapers (all sizes) Price Rite Gift Cards ($20 increments) K-Mart Gift Cards ($20 increments) Gifts of cash to the Institute may be made in …
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Statement In Response to Reduction of Refugee Admissions for FY2019

Our America was founded as a refuge for pilgrims fleeing religious persecution. For centuries, other waves of refugees and immigrants followed: Irish, Germans, Russian Jews, Italians. All came seeking a better, safer life for themselves and their families. America gave them a home, and in return they have helped enrich and grow our nation with …
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Welcoming Week 2018

The International Institute of Buffalo will celebrate Welcoming Week (September 14 – 23, 2018) with a series of events and activities recognizing the contributions of immigrants and refugees to the Western New York community.  Members of the community are invited to join in the celebrations. Our participation in Welcoming Week shows that in Buffalo, Americans …
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