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Jennifer Rizzo-Choi and WBFO's Jay Moran discuss the importance of language access.

In Case You Missed It! Talking Language Access on WBFO

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Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi recently appeared on WBFO's What's Next? to discuss the importance of language access on the heels of Erie County's passage of the Language Access Act, requiring that key documents get translated into six languages, including American Sign Language. Click here to listen to that interview with WBFO host, Jay Moran. Read more about the Erie County…
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Accuweather Features IIB’s Expanded Winter Weather Prep Instructions

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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…
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IIB in the Media! Buffalo News Features Local Businesses Thriving with Refugee, Immigrant Hiring

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Photo Credit: Derek Gee, Buffalo News The Buffalo News recently interviewed Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi about the many advantages employers across Western New York find in local refugee and immigrant communities, part of an in-depth piece into how and why immigrants are integral in bridging hiring gaps for regional businesses. “To have a steady increase in people coming here who are…
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Buffalo News Features Nepalese Delegation Hosted by IIB

By In the Community, Media Mentions, News
Photo Credit: Libby March, Buffalo News The Buffalo News recently featured the Nepalese officials we recently hosted in Western New York. It's one of many international delegations we coordinate annually, part of the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The stop in Western New York was one of the group's three across the country. The group focused on…
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IIB on WKBW-TV: How You Can Help Spread the Word on Winter Prep

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In case you missed it, Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi spoke to WKBW-TV anchor Michael Wooten on set Tuesday about the life-saving winter weather information we now offer in 13 different languages. She explained why it’s so important to extend a helping hand to new neighbors who may be experiencing their first-ever winter season. From buzzwords like “lake effect” to having…
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IIB in the Media! Rizzo-Choi Discusses Vital Winter Preparation Info on Spectrum News

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In case you missed it, Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi visited the Spectrum News studios to discuss vital winter preparation information with reporter Breanna Fuss. Rizzo-Choi touched on the challenges last year’s historic winter blizzard presented New Americans and how the International Institute of Buffalo is increasing language access this season to help limit potential tragedies and save lives. Watch the…
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In Case You Missed It! Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi on WBFO

By In the Community, Media Mentions, News
Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi Speaks with WBFO's Jay Moran on our work of assisting new people to the region, dispelling the myths and perceptions regarding refugees and discusses the work conducted by the institute. In case you missed it, IIB Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi recently spoke with WBFO's Jay Moran on the program, What's Next?  In the wide-ranging interview, Rizzo-Choi…
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In Case You Missed It– Jennifer Rizzo-Choi Appears on In Our Community with Penny Wolfgang

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  Jennifer Rizzo-Choi: Executive Director, International Institute of Buffalo.                   Executive Director of the International Institute of Buffalo, Jennifer Rizzo-Choi, discussed the issues of immigration, refugee resettlement, and asylum seekers coming to Western New York during a recent appearance on In Our Community on WECK radio. If you missed it, here it…
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