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IIB Welcomes 31 New Americans from 19 Countries!

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We were honored to have welcomed 31 New Americans from 19 countries while they took their citizenship oaths at the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony in Buffalo this week. The Ceremony took place at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site downtown. The countries from which these new American citizens traveled are: Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Burma, Canada,…
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IIB’s Professional Pathways Team Launches Inaugural Career Club

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Our Professional Pathways program recently launched its new “Career Club,” an offshoot of our Job Club. The four-session career development series assists eligible professionally-focused refugee, immigrant, and asylee clients in returning to their former careers, continuing higher education, or transitioning into jobs that utilize their established skill sets. The workshops offer focused professional coaching and include: Sessions centered around searching…
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Non-profit Wheels for Workers 716 donates 18 bikes, along with helmets and locks to help newly arrived refugee families to provide basic transportation.

Wheels for Workers 716 Donates 18 Bikes for Refugee Families

By Donations, News
Local non-profit Wheels for Workers 716 stopped by our location on Delaware Avenue to generously donate 18 bicycles, along with helmets and locks. They’ll now be given to our newly arrived refugee clients to help them get to and from work, school, grocery shopping, and other essential destinations. Wheels for Workers 716 assists re-settled families to integrate into our community…
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We were honored to have welcomed 49 New Americans from 22 countries while they took their citizenship oaths at the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony in Buffalo this week

IIB Welcomes 49 New Americans from 22 Countries!

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We were honored to have welcomed 49 New Americans from 22 countries while they took their citizenship oaths at the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony in Buffalo this week. The countries from which these new American citizens traveled are: Burma, Canada, Congo, Eritrea, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Somalia, South Korea, Tanzania, Thailand, Ukraine,…
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Local artist and educator Aprille Nace has partnered with the International Institute of Buffalo to present an interactive exhibition of artwork created by recent refugee arrivals to Western New York. Home is a collection of work that uses hand-painted ceramic tiles to evoke a sense of “home” for the refugees who created it.

IIB Partners with Local Artist to Exhibit New American-Created Artwork

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The International Institute of Buffalo has partnered with local artist and educator Aprille Nace to present an exhibition of artwork created by recent refugee arrivals to Western New York. Home is a collection of work that uses hand-painted ceramic tiles to evoke a sense of “home” for the refugees who created it.  Nace recently brought various-sized ceramic tiles, acrylic paints, markers, glitter,…
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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,…
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The International Institute of Buffalo welcomed 53 New Americans from 23 Countries During the USCIS Naturalization Ceremony in Downtown Buffalo on January 3, 2024.

IIB Welcomes 53 New Americans from 24 Countries!

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We were honored to have welcomed 53 New Americans from 24 countries while they took their citizenship oaths at the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony in Buffalo this morning. The countries from which these new American citizens traveled are: Bangladesh, Belarus, Brazil, Burma, Burundi, Canada, Congo, Cuba, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Iraq, Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Russia,…
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Erie County Legislature Passes Language Access Act

By I/T Service Update, News
Erie County will soon start translating vital documents into its top six languages spoken, in addition to having interpreters available in county offices. It's all part of the new Language Access Act, passed yesterday by the legislature on a 7-4 vote. The move will ensure essential information is readily available to thousands of local folks who previously didn’t have access.…
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IIB in the Media! Buffalo News Features Local Businesses Thriving with Refugee, Immigrant Hiring

By Media Mentions, News
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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