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Great Decisions 2022

Great Decisions, a 9-week event hosted by our International Exchanges and Education Department, is just around the corner! Our annual series consists of 9 engaging foreign policy discussions introduced & facilitated by leading experts in Western New York. This year’s topics include “Myanmar’s Never-ending Crisis,” “Drug Policy in Latin America,” and “Russia and the US,” …
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WNYRAC Fundraising Goal Met for Buffalo United for Afghan Evacuees Campaign

Overwhelming Support for Afghan Evacuees and Final Fundraising Gift from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Close a Successful Appeal for Buffalo Refugee Resettlement and Healthcare Agencies by Todd Geise, Director of Marketing at Jewish Family Services of WNY BUFFALO, NY (February 1, 2022) Today, members of the Western New York Refugee & …
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Job Posting: Preferred Communities Medical Case Manager 

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUFFALO, NY, INC. JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Preferred Communities Medical Case Manager SUPERVISOR: Preferred Communities Program Coordinator, General Supervision of Director of New American Integration DEPARTMENT: New American Integration WORKING HOURS: 40 hours per week SALARY & BENEFITS: Starting pay for the Employment Case Manager position is $17/hour. This is a full …
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Job Posting: Volunteer Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Volunteer Coordinator PROGRAM: New American Integration SUPERVISOR: Director of Philanthropy and Community Engagement WORKING HOURS: FT – 40 hours. M-F with some occasional weekend and evenings to meet recruitment needs. $17-20/hour QUALIFICATIONS: Verifiable legal status to work within the United States and social security card Excellent communication skills, both oral and …
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Community Partner Highlight: IGNITE

Combatting human trafficking is not one individual or organization’s sole responsibility, it will take a community to eradicate the systems and circumstances of exploitation.  IIB is starting a series where we interview our local partners who are taking measures to combat human trafficking with us! Today we are talking to Diane R. Bessel from Daemen …
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Shop Local This Holiday – Our Guide To Immigrant-Run Businesses!

Download our free, local holiday guide to immigrant-run businesses Here! This holiday season use your consumer power for good! We are so lucky in our city to have an array of New American entrepreneurs- let’s support them as they grow their businesses and contribute to our economy! Give your loved ones unique gifts with a …
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Covid Outreach Team Successes

The International Institute of Buffalo has developed a Covid Outreach Team to meet the needs of refugees throughout the crisis. This team has done amazing work in their field, providing new arrivals with important Covid-19 information, encouraging vaccination, and debunking common myths surrounding the pandemic. Here are some of the highlights of our work:  We …
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Empowering The Next Generation of New American Professionals: Mirvet’s Story.

For the first time in the last five years, hope is returning to refugee resettlement. Discriminatory policies and bans have been lifted, the refugee cap has expanded ten-fold, and families are arriving every week, including Afghan evacuees. Our New American Integration department is rapidly expanding to meet these positive trends. With the help of your generous …
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Empowering The Next Generation of New American Professionals: Hery’s Story

For the first time in the last five years, hope is returning to refugee resettlement. Discriminatory policies and bans have been lifted, the refugee cap has expanded ten-fold, and families are arriving every week, including Afghan evacuees. Our New American Integration department is rapidly expanding to meet these positive trends. With the help of your generous …
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Job Positing: Donations Coordinator

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUFFALO, NY, INC. JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Donations Coordinator  PROGRAM: Development and Communications SUPERVISOR: Community Outreach and Special Events Coordinator STATUS: Part Time, Hourly (20 hours / week)  RATE OF PAY: $15/ hour  QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work in a multicultural setting and communicate in a friendly …
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