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IIB's Welcome to Buffalo Fund Launched on #GivingTuesday
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Thank you Buffalo Rising for picking it up immediately! Skating party for refugees and volunteers on Dec. 20 is fully funded! The Welcome to Buffalo Fund has been established to provide stipends for refugee outings in our great city. Government grants cover the basics of resettlement, but nothing to introduce our newest neighbors to what makes Buffalo special. You can do something about it

SURMET Corp Employs Highly Skilled, IIB Trained Refugees
Monday, December 2, 2013

Job placement through agencies helps newcomers better themselves, build on diversity.The Buffalo News.

Human Trafficking: Stories of Survival
Monday, November 25, 2013

IIB victim services director Amy Fleischauer explains the prevalence of trafficking in WNY and what's being done to end it in this WIVB TV news story.

IIB Fundraiser Success: Keeping it Fresh
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The IIB found a few ways to make sure its Buffalo Without Borders event remained fresh this year - and more importantly brought in more money. Story in Buffalo Business First.

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Cultural Competency Training

Cultural competency consists of a set of behaviors, attitudes and policies that allow organizations and people to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. Building on our own eight decades of experience serving people of different cultures, the International Institute provides a broad range of training opportunities to equip medical professionals, educators, students, law enforcement personnel, caseworkers, and many others to work more effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.

The Global Education Department frequently teams with the Language Services Department to provide workshops that teach strategies and processes for improving communication and services to clients, customers, employees, students, and others who may not speak English proficiently or may not share your cultural understandings. Whether you need to alter your organizational procedures or train individual staff members, we can devise a program to meet your needs.

Contact our Education Coordinator, May Shogan, at (716) 883-1900, ext. 321, or mshogan@iibuff.org for more information or to arrange a solution that is right for your organization, business, or school.

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"Each time I contact IIB, I'm grateful for the kind and knowledgeable staff who assist me."  
-Maryvale School District Teacher

The mission of the International Institute of Buffalo is to assist immigrants, refugees, their families, and others who face linguistic and cultural barriers to become self-sufficient, productive members of our community, and to increase global understanding and international connections in Western New York.
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