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2015 Holiday Appeal - Beyond Syria
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Since last summer all of the United States witnessed the mass migration of Syrian refugees fleeing their brutal civil war. This exodus left many wondering what were the implications for refugee resettlement in the US: http://goo.gl/vbB8GH
 
2015 Holiday Appeal - Survivor Support Services
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Although Domestic Violence occurs at the same rate across all communities. The murder rate is significantly higher among immigrant and refugee women because of the barriers they face in seeking freedom. Read the latest installment of our 2015 Holiday Appeal: http://goo.gl/l7Uho9

 
2015 Holiday Appeal - Cultural Calendar
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Whether the Chopin Singing Society, Korean Dancers, Ugandan drummers, or the Karen Wrist Tying festival, IIB has been home to newcomer celebrations for more than a century.

 
2015 Holiday Appeal - Akili's Story
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Akili and his wife Reny fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2008. After a 1,300 mile journey and six years in a refugee camp, they're building a new life in Buffalo: http://goo.gl/EfYNms

 
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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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