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In the Media! WKBW TV Covers IIB and Leadership Buffalo’s Professional Pathways Partnership

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WKBW-TV was on site recently when IIB and Leadership Buffalo teamed up to help highly skilled immigrants and refugees use their established skills to find meaningful work in the U.S. The second annual collaboration matched professional mentors with 48 immigrant mentees to provide meaningful advice and guidance. It took place at our Delaware Avenue location in downtown Buffalo, NY. The…
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IIB Teams up with Parkside Lutheran for Second Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

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For the second year IIB staff and volunteers teamed up with Parkside Lutheran Church to provide a Thanksgiving-style dinner for 50 newly arrived Americans and survivor clients. The guests hail from Afghanistan, Burma, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ecuador, Iraq, Myanmar, Syria, and Venezuela. For many, it was their first-ever Thanksgiving meal. "We serve foreign-born people who…
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Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi Speaks on Immigration Panel, Hosted by the Buffalo News and Joblio

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Watch the entire panel discussion here.  The International Institute of Buffalo Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi was featured recently during a panel discussion on immigration hosted by the Buffalo News at the Seneca One Tower in Buffalo. The event, "Growing Western New York's Economy through New American Talent," was put on by the talent recruitment platform Joblio. Rizzo-Choi was one of…
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Sponsor a Refugee Family for the Holidays!

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Update: Our Gifts for Good Neighbors program has been extended through the end of 2023. You can still sign up through the link below and drop off your donations on the original dates, December 2 and December 9, or email our Donations Department to schedule your drop off: donations@iibuff.org We want your help to brighten the season for our New…
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The Rise of Populism in Europe and the War in Ukraine Presentation 

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 6:00 PM International Institute of Buffalo 864 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209 $15 General Admission  $10 Students Free for Good Neighbor Society (Ally, Advocate, Luminary Level)  Get Tickets Here! Get the story behind the headlines! The Rise of Populism in Europe and the War in Ukraine  Two things will drive Europe’s future: the rise of…
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IIB Hosts Asian American Federation Roundtable on Issues of Concern

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For over a century, the International Institute of Buffalo (IIB) has been a place for the community to convene to discuss important issues, especially those concerning our immigrant and refugee population. Recently, IIB was the venue for round table discussions where members of the Asian American Federation (AAF) leadership joined elected officials and local organizations to discuss the various challenges…
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From Refugee to Comedy: An Evening with Thom Tran

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From Refugee to Comedy: An Evening with Thom Tran A fundraiser for the International Institute of Buffalo Click Here to Get Your Tickets Now! Corporate Sponsor Info Here Thursday, September 28, 6- 8:30 pm at the WNED Studios  140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo NY Comedian and actor Thom Tran, a refugee from Vietnam, grew up in Buffalo. He served in the…

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