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Former Ukranian Refugee Client Opens New Market, Gives Back to IIB

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Karina Krantz, one of our former refugee clients from Ukraine, officially opened the doors to her new boutique market in Pendleton. Filled with Love Buffalo Market focuses on offering options for healthier and diverse foods, beverages, and other specialty items. It features a wide selection of Eastern European delicacies, organic foods, and additional products sourced from local farmers and businesses.…
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IIB Welcomes 44 New Americans from 22 Countries!

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We were honored to welcome 44 New Americans from 22 countries while they took their citizenship oaths at the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony in downtown Buffalo this morning. Here are the countries from which these new American citizens traveled:  Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Canada, Congo, Cyprus, Egypt, Eritrea, India, Jamaica, Korea, South Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, Sri Lanka,…
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The International Institute of Buffalo’s Survivor Support Program has closed

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The International Institute of Buffalo’s Survivor Support Program has closed.  We are no longer providing case management services to Domestic Violence or Human Trafficking clients. Our close-out day for services was Monday, July 1, 2024. If you were working with a domestic violence case manager and need services, call the Child and Family Services Advocate Hotline at 716-884-6000. If you…
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IIB Welcomes 45 New Americans from 28 Countries on the USS Little Rock

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We were honored to welcome 45 New Americans from 28 countries while they took their citizenship oaths at a special U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony on the USS Little Rock this morning. Here are the countries from which these new American citizens traveled: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Burma, Canada, China, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Finland,…
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IIB Job Fair Connects Clients with Local Employers

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We recently hosted an internal job fair for our newly arrived refugee clients. Over 100 New Americans came prepared to speak with employers to learn about open positions and the interview process; the positive results were immediate!  One client was quickly hired later in the day, two others were hired soon after and an additional six have secured interviews with…
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“Be Prepared for Summer”– Smart Advice in Any Language

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Stay Safe This Summer Pass these flyers along to anyone who might need them! Pass this important summer preparedness info along on your social media or at your school, house of worship, library, club, or anywhere else that makes sense. عربية Arabic Summer Safety Info বাাংলা Bengali Summer Safety Info မြန်မာစာ Burmese Summer Safety Info دری Dari Summer Safety Info…
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Help our Clients Beat the Heat: Fans and Other Donations Urgently Needed

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Summer is officially here and while we can now look forward to enjoying outdoor activities; swimming, beaches, patios, and everything else that comes with the seasonal weather, heat advisories have made the rounds unusually early this year. This past week’s 90-plus degree temperatures have been trying for folks around Western New York – with City splash pads and pools opening…
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Heat Advisory: City of Buffalo Opens Cooling Centers, Extends Splash Pad Hours

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Buffalo officials have opened 12 cooling centers and extended hours at ten splash pads across the city. The announcement comes as temperatures are expected to soar into the high 80's and 90's throughout the week. Additionally, Buffalo Emergency Responders remind folks to limit outdoor activities during this hot spell, drink plenty of fluids, and utilize shade when possible. Those working…
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IIB Hosts Volunteer Appreciation Night

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Recently, we honored our dedicated team of volunteers with an evening of lively conversation, dinner, and games. The Volunteer Appreciation Night recognized the considerable time, energy, and physical contributions provided by volunteers from across Western New York year-round. Volunteer Appreciation Night welcomed approximately 50 volunteers to our downtown location. They were joined by staff to enjoy ethnic foods provided by…
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