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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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Great Decisions 2012


Our Great Decisions Discussion Series is a set of dynamic discussions about global issues, as outlined annually by the Foreign Policy Association. Moderators, who come to us from area universities and organizations, present information on their topic and then facilitate discussion between participants. Winner of the 2010 Frank R. Cella Memorial Award!

Join us to "discover, discuss, and decide" at Great Decisions 2012:

  • Tentative Dates: January 23 - March 26, 2012*
  • Location: Tapestry Charter School, 65 Great Arrow Buffalo, NY
  • 2012 Topics: Cybersecurity, Energy geopolitics, Exit from Afghanistan & Iraq, Indonesia, Mexico, Middle East realignment, Promoting democracy, and State of the oceans.

Event co-sponsers: Tapestry Charter School, Canadian Consulate of Buffalo, and University at Buffalo's Office of International Education, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site and  the Peace Corps

Everyone is welcome!  Student, teacher, and member rates available! 

For more information, registration, and schedule please contact: Emily Korona, (716) 883-1900 ext. 328 or ekorona@iibuff.org

*These dates are subject to change.  

Great Decisions 2011

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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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