Skip to main content

Education77

Jennifer Rizzo Choi

In the Community: Jennifer Rizzo-Choi at Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site

By Education, Events, In the Community
IB Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi discussed the issue of immigration during Theodore Roosevelt's lifetime, dispelled persisting myths about immigrants, and underscored the positive impacts that New Americans have in Western New York during her presentation, "Immigration Will Always be an American Story."  She also discussed the important work of assisting newly arrived Americans in our community. The presentation was part…
Read More

Djimon Hounsou: Black History Month and Recognizing Notable Black Immigrants and Refugees

By Education, History
Djimon Hounsou In honor of Black History Month, we're recognizing the economic, cultural, political, and social contributions of notable Black immigrants and refugees who've helped shape the vibrant tapestry of America. Today, we focus on award-winning French-American model and actor, Djimon Hounsou. Djimon Hounsou was born on April 24, 1964, in the Republic of Benin, formerly the Republic of Dahomey.…
Read More
In honor of Black History Month, we recognize Jamaican-American poet and social justice advocate, Claude McKay.

Claude McKay: Black History Month and Recognizing Notable Black Immigrants and Refugees

By Education, History
Claude McKay In honor of Black History Month, we continue to recognize the economic, cultural, political, and social contributions of notable Black immigrants and refugees who’ve helped shape the vibrant tapestry of America. Today, we recognize Jamaican-American poet and Civil Rights advocate Claude McKay. Festus Claudius “Claude” McKay was born in 1889 in Clarendon Parish, Jamaica. Born to farm-worker parents,…
Read More
Nigerian-American, two-time NBA Champion, and Hall-of-Famer Hakeem Olajuwon.

Hakeem Olajuwon: Black History Month and Recognizing Notable Black Immigrants and Refugees

By Education, History
Hakeem Olajuwon Photo Credit: NBA.Com In honor of Black History Month, we’re recognizing the economic, cultural, political, and social contributions of notable black immigrants and refugees who’ve helped shape the vibrant tapestry of America. Today we focus on Nigerian-American NBA Hall of Famer, Hakeem Olajuwon. Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon was born in Lagos, Nigeria, on January 21, 1963. His parents owned…
Read More
Guetty Felin is an award-winning, Haitian-American documentary filmmaker and curator

Guetty Felin: Black History Month and Recognizing Notable Black Immigrants and Refugees

By Education, History
Guetty Felin In honor of Black History Month, we’re recognizing the economic, cultural, political, and social contributions of notable black immigrants and refugees who’ve helped shape the vibrant tapestry of America. Today we recognize Guetty Felin, a Haitian-American documentary filmmaker and curator who gained international accolades for her trailblazing work documenting the harsh realities of Haiti’s post-earthquake landscape. Born in…
Read More
Chautauqua County Sherriff James Quattrone speaks at The Western District of New York Human Trafficking Task Force conference on Human Trafficking, co-sponsored by the International Institute of Buffalo

Task Force Kicks Off Human Trafficking Prevention Month with Training Conference in Jamestown

By Education, In the Community, News, Survive Support
Photo Credit Barbara Burns (USANYW) The Western District of New York Trafficking Task Force, of which the International Institute of Buffalo is part, kicked off a series of training conferences aimed at educating law enforcement, the legal community, and non-government organizations that provide services to victims and survivors of human trafficking. The conference covered a victim-centered approach to identifying, investigating,…
Read More

Accuweather Features IIB’s Expanded Winter Weather Prep Instructions

By Education, In the Community, Media Mentions
Photo Credit: Bill Wadell, AccuWeather A national weather-centric media service featured the International Institute of Buffalo's efforts to help New Americans adequately prepare for Western New York's winters. AccuWeather featured Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi, who emphasized the importance of access to lifesaving information, including for those who may not speak English. "The fact of Buffalo in the winter is the…
Read More

Upwardly Global Features IIB’s Professional Pathways Program

By Education, In the Community

Upwardly Global, a national program that promotes the hiring of immigrants and refugees, put our successful Professional Pathways program in the spotlight!  Sponsored by the NYS Office of New Americans, Professional Pathways helps high-skilled refugees and immigrants re-enter their careers or continue in higher education. Our partnership with Upwardly Global bolsters our mission, providing additional expertise and services.  Denise Beehag,…

Read More

In-person Hello Training Postponed: Recorded Sessions Available in the Interim

By Education, Uncategorized, Volunteer
Volunteer in Our Home English Language Learners Outreach (HELLO) Program! Update: Our in-person HELLO training previously scheduled for Thursday, December 7 has been postponed. In the interim, we are offering recorded volunteer training sessions to continue the important work of helping our newest American neighbors learn English. If you are interested in tutoring, please email Steve at volunteers@iibuff.org, no experience…
Read More