International Institute of Buffalo

International Institute of Buffalo Making WNY a better place for, and because of, immigrants & refugees. Founded in 1918. Services and Programs include:
- International Exchanges & Global Education
- Interpreting/Translation
- Refugee Resettlement
- Victim & Preventive Services

Making WNY a better place for, and because of, immigrants and refugees.

Operating as usual

Our Cultural competency training sessions help local organizations work effectively with the refugee and immigrant popul...
08/06/2021

Our Cultural competency training sessions help local organizations work effectively with the refugee and immigrant population.

This year we have conducted many virtual cultural competency training to healthcare providers, banks, college students, and social services providers.

If you are interested in requesting a cultural competency training visit: https://iibuffalo.org/international-exchanges-and-education/

Our Cultural competency training sessions help local organizations work effectively with the refugee and immigrant population.

This year we have conducted many virtual cultural competency training to healthcare providers, banks, college students, and social services providers.

If you are interested in requesting a cultural competency training visit: https://iibuffalo.org/international-exchanges-and-education/

Thank you, thank you, thank you to @wnyil for your generous donation of cleaning supply bags and gift cards for our surv...
08/05/2021

Thank you, thank you, thank you to @wnyil for your generous donation of cleaning supply bags and gift cards for our survivor and refugee clients! Your impact will be felt by WNYers finding safety and independence in our city!

If you’d like to donate off our Amazon list or to our annual fund, every little bit makes a difference!

https://a.co/flW60gh

The Freedom Network USA, an organization that advocates for survivors of human trafficking, is hosting our very own Dire...
08/04/2021

The Freedom Network USA, an organization that advocates for survivors of human trafficking, is hosting our very own Director of Survivor Support, Amy for a webinar on the importance of cultural humility when serving survivors who identify as limited English proficient or deaf or hard of hearing.

The webinar happening TOMORROW 8/5 at 3pm: https://freedomnetworkusa.org/training/

The Freedom Network USA, an organization that advocates for survivors of human trafficking, is hosting our very own Director of Survivor Support, Amy for a webinar on the importance of cultural humility when serving survivors who identify as limited English proficient or deaf or hard of hearing.

The webinar happening TOMORROW 8/5 at 3pm: https://freedomnetworkusa.org/training/

Here is your news round-up with the top stories on survivors and refugees this week! This week’s news especially highlig...
08/04/2021

Here is your news round-up with the top stories on survivors and refugees this week!

This week’s news especially highlights the disparities of the continuing Covid-19 crisis on both refugees and survivors. If you’re able to, consider making a donation to support the services that are helping these communities navigate the difficult times: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/international-institute-of-buffalo-inc

We are welcoming SIX new families to our city!The families are Sheikhal, Shanshiye, Bembe, Karen, and Tajik and almost h...
08/03/2021

We are welcoming SIX new families to our city!

The families are Sheikhal, Shanshiye, Bembe, Karen, and Tajik and almost half of the arrivals are children under 18. There are many essential things, especially children's items, that we are still in need of, all of the items can be found on our Amazon list and every item donated is one less the family has to pay for our of their limited budgets!

Can you help us set up a comfortable, clean, and safe home for them in the next two weeks? https://a.co/flW60gh

We are welcoming SIX new families to our city!

The families are Sheikhal, Shanshiye, Bembe, Karen, and Tajik and almost half of the arrivals are children under 18. There are many essential things, especially children's items, that we are still in need of, all of the items can be found on our Amazon list and every item donated is one less the family has to pay for our of their limited budgets!

Can you help us set up a comfortable, clean, and safe home for them in the next two weeks? https://a.co/flW60gh

Are you looking to join a team that makes a difference in our community? Check out the open positions we have on our web...
08/02/2021

Are you looking to join a team that makes a difference in our community? Check out the open positions we have on our website: https://iibuffalo.org/careers/

Case Manager – Human Trafficking Services
Employment Case Manager
Employment Program Coordinator
Housing Coordinator
Interpreter Scheduler
Match Grant Coordinator
New American Integration Administrative Assistant
Public Health Case Worker
Resettlement Case Manager
Resettlement Program Coordinator

Are you looking to join a team that makes a difference in our community? Check out the open positions we have on our website: https://iibuffalo.org/careers/

Case Manager – Human Trafficking Services
Employment Case Manager
Employment Program Coordinator
Housing Coordinator
Interpreter Scheduler
Match Grant Coordinator
New American Integration Administrative Assistant
Public Health Case Worker
Resettlement Case Manager
Resettlement Program Coordinator

Meet Gabriella, our International Exchanges and Education Coordinator!One of Gabriella's roles is to work on the Interna...
08/02/2021

Meet Gabriella, our International Exchanges and Education Coordinator!

One of Gabriella's roles is to work on the International Visitor Leadership Program that is funded through the Department of State. This program aims to connect current and emerging foreign leaders with their American counterparts through short-term projects and professional meetings. When I coordinate the Buffalo portion of these programs, I aim to create a program where the international visitors can learn from the folks here as well as share their own expertise.

Read her full interview here: https://iibuffalo.org/news-and-events/

Meet Gabriella, our International Exchanges and Education Coordinator!

One of Gabriella's roles is to work on the International Visitor Leadership Program that is funded through the Department of State. This program aims to connect current and emerging foreign leaders with their American counterparts through short-term projects and professional meetings. When I coordinate the Buffalo portion of these programs, I aim to create a program where the international visitors can learn from the folks here as well as share their own expertise.

Read her full interview here: https://iibuffalo.org/news-and-events/

Are you looking to join a team that makes a difference in our community? Check out our open positions at buff.ly/2UBDC6u
07/30/2021

Are you looking to join a team that makes a difference in our community? Check out our open positions at buff.ly/2UBDC6u

Are you looking to join a team that makes a difference in our community? Check out our open positions at buff.ly/2UBDC6u

Why is there a Refugee Olympic Team?In 2015, 65 million people had been displaced from their homes as a result of confli...
07/30/2021

Why is there a Refugee Olympic Team?

In 2015, 65 million people had been displaced from their homes as a result of conflict or natural disaster. In that year, more than one million refugees entered Europe after fleeing wars in the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia.

That summer, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the guardian of the Olympic Games, established a Refugee Emergency Fund: $1.9 million was donated to help international aid agencies integrate refugees in sport. In the same year, the IOC announced it would be inviting refugee athletes to compete in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The creation of the refugee team sent a message of hope and inclusion to millions of refugees around the world. The 10 athletes who competed in Rio de Janeiro came from Syria, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia.

The team has almost tripled in size since 2016, from 10 to 29 members, and comprises athletes from 11 countries living and training in 13 host countries.

Visit the link in our bio to learn more about this years Refugee Olympic Team: https://www.rescue.org/article/why-there-refugee-olympic-team

Why is there a Refugee Olympic Team?

In 2015, 65 million people had been displaced from their homes as a result of conflict or natural disaster. In that year, more than one million refugees entered Europe after fleeing wars in the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia.

That summer, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the guardian of the Olympic Games, established a Refugee Emergency Fund: $1.9 million was donated to help international aid agencies integrate refugees in sport. In the same year, the IOC announced it would be inviting refugee athletes to compete in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The creation of the refugee team sent a message of hope and inclusion to millions of refugees around the world. The 10 athletes who competed in Rio de Janeiro came from Syria, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia.

The team has almost tripled in size since 2016, from 10 to 29 members, and comprises athletes from 11 countries living and training in 13 host countries.

Visit the link in our bio to learn more about this years Refugee Olympic Team: https://www.rescue.org/article/why-there-refugee-olympic-team

Our Hello Program was designed to help New American families and survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking in...
07/29/2021

Our Hello Program was designed to help New American families and survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking in Buffalo practice English, and develop the language skills that helps them adjust to living in America and further their educational and professional opportunities!

If you are interested in becoming a Hello volunteer, visit https://buff.ly/2PpZ9d0 to fill out an application.

Reach out to Jordan at [email protected] with any questions!

Our Hello Program was designed to help New American families and survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking in Buffalo practice English, and develop the language skills that helps them adjust to living in America and further their educational and professional opportunities!

If you are interested in becoming a Hello volunteer, visit https://buff.ly/2PpZ9d0 to fill out an application.

Reach out to Jordan at [email protected] with any questions!

If you are looking for a fall internship, we have four openings for the 2021 semester!Visit iibuffalo.org/volunteer for ...
07/28/2021

If you are looking for a fall internship, we have four openings for the 2021 semester!

Visit iibuffalo.org/volunteer for more information on how to apply.

If you are looking for a fall internship, we have four openings for the 2021 semester!

Visit iibuffalo.org/volunteer for more information on how to apply.

Today marks the anniversary of the @StateDept, a chance for us to celebrate its role supporting international #exchanges...
07/27/2021

Today marks the anniversary of the @StateDept, a chance for us to celebrate its role supporting international #exchanges like @StateIVLP which funds #globalties and the International Visitors Programs we put on in Buffalo!

These programs have built connections between people around the world, shifted perspectives, and brought new global ideas to Buffalo through the visitors we host!

Today marks the anniversary of the @StateDept, a chance for us to celebrate its role supporting international #exchanges like @StateIVLP which funds #globalties and the International Visitors Programs we put on in Buffalo!

These programs have built connections between people around the world, shifted perspectives, and brought new global ideas to Buffalo through the visitors we host!

Some of this weeks’ top stories on refugees and survivors! Swipe through and visit each link for the full story!
07/27/2021

Some of this weeks’ top stories on refugees and survivors!

Swipe through and visit each link for the full story!

Welcome to another week of our Meet Your Staff Monday Series, where we'll be highlighting the different members of our t...
07/26/2021

Welcome to another week of our Meet Your Staff Monday Series, where we'll be highlighting the different members of our team and letting you get an inside look at some of the wonderful people who help further the mission of the Institute!

Today we're speaking to Heidi, our Resettlement Intern!

Heidi has been interning in the resettlement department since May, "The resettlement department helps incoming refugees get settled here in Buffalo. We find them housing and set up their homes, set them up with public services, and make sure they have all the necessities to get started when they arrive. We also greet them at the airport, which is a pretty emotional experience."

Read Heidi's full interview here: https://buff.ly/3kaueRK

Welcome to another week of our Meet Your Staff Monday Series, where we'll be highlighting the different members of our team and letting you get an inside look at some of the wonderful people who help further the mission of the Institute!

Today we're speaking to Heidi, our Resettlement Intern!

Heidi has been interning in the resettlement department since May, "The resettlement department helps incoming refugees get settled here in Buffalo. We find them housing and set up their homes, set them up with public services, and make sure they have all the necessities to get started when they arrive. We also greet them at the airport, which is a pretty emotional experience."

Read Heidi's full interview here: https://buff.ly/3kaueRK

Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating the final day of Eid!Click the link below to see how Muslims all across the world h...
07/23/2021
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha – in pictures

Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating the final day of Eid!

Click the link below to see how Muslims all across the world have celebrated!

Eid al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice, is celebrated throughout the Muslim world to mark Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son for God. Cows, camels, goats and sheep are traditionally slaughtered on this day

Looking for new places to shop or eat? Check out our customized google maps of immigrant and refugee owned/ cultural res...
07/23/2021

Looking for new places to shop or eat?

Check out our customized google maps of immigrant and refugee owned/ cultural restaurants and businesses!

Click on your favorite cuisine to find new restaurants near you or click on the international markets to find new places to shop: https://buff.ly/3mUK2Yf

And if you enjoy using the map, please consider donating to our organization which helps resettle refugees in our city and support local businesses! https://buff.ly/2PNyUjL

Looking for new places to shop or eat?

Check out our customized google maps of immigrant and refugee owned/ cultural restaurants and businesses!

Click on your favorite cuisine to find new restaurants near you or click on the international markets to find new places to shop: https://buff.ly/3mUK2Yf

And if you enjoy using the map, please consider donating to our organization which helps resettle refugees in our city and support local businesses! https://buff.ly/2PNyUjL

We are currently hiring for the following positions:Employment Case ManagerEmployment Program CoordinatorHousing Coordin...
07/22/2021

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Employment Case Manager
Employment Program Coordinator
Housing Coordinator
Interpreter Openings
Interpreter Scheduler
Match Grant Coordinator
New American Integration Administrative Assistant
Public Health Case Worker
Resettlement Case Manager
Resettlement Program Coordinator

Find out more information on how to apply at: https://iibuffalo.org/careers/

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Employment Case Manager
Employment Program Coordinator
Housing Coordinator
Interpreter Openings
Interpreter Scheduler
Match Grant Coordinator
New American Integration Administrative Assistant
Public Health Case Worker
Resettlement Case Manager
Resettlement Program Coordinator

Find out more information on how to apply at: https://iibuffalo.org/careers/

Some of our favorite photos from the incredible month of #tastetheworldBuffalo is home to so much of the world within ou...
07/21/2021

Some of our favorite photos from the incredible month of #tastetheworld

Buffalo is home to so much of the world within our city! Thank you to @yelpbuffalo and all the participating vendors for going on this passport journey with us!

If you missed taste the world, we encourage you to support the businesses on your own time, your belly will thank you!

And if you loved the event, consider giving a small donation to our organization, which helps refugees and immigrants thrive in our city ♥️

Eid al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice, is celebrated throughout the Muslim world to mark Abraham’s willingness to sacri...
07/21/2021

Eid al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice, is celebrated throughout the Muslim world to mark Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son for God.

Eid Mubarak to all those who are celebrating! And for all those who aren't celebrating today, consider supporting one of our many Middle Eastern restaurants during the holiday, learning more about the day itself, and helping to wish our Muslim neighbors a good holiday!

Eid al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice, is celebrated throughout the Muslim world to mark Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son for God.

Eid Mubarak to all those who are celebrating! And for all those who aren't celebrating today, consider supporting one of our many Middle Eastern restaurants during the holiday, learning more about the day itself, and helping to wish our Muslim neighbors a good holiday!

Meet Gloria, our Donations Coordinator!"I coordinate the all in-kind donations to assist resettlement clients at the imm...
07/19/2021

Meet Gloria, our Donations Coordinator!

"I coordinate the all in-kind donations to assist resettlement clients at the immediate moment. I communicate with members of the community who wish to alleviate one of the biggest challenges our clients have – furnishing a home. We have Amazon wish lists that prioritize our most urgent needs, which is constantly updated and sent out to our donors and posted on social media."

Gloria would like our community to: "Take the time to visit our website and read our story and our history, if you have not done so and the embrace our mission. Believe that “To make WNY a better place for, and because of, refugees and immigrants” we need to embrace them and do our part to make them feel welcome and lighten their burden. When you are excited about what is going on, you want to share it with others. So join in the excitement of what is going on at the Institute and GET EXCITED! Share our story! Share our history! Share what we are doing! Be proactive and bring others on board. Share our Amazon Wish List! Together we can be a mighty force! Hope to hear from anyone of you soon!"

Read Gloria's full interview on our website:: https://iibuffalo.org/meet-gloria-our-donations-coordinator/

Meet Gloria, our Donations Coordinator!

"I coordinate the all in-kind donations to assist resettlement clients at the immediate moment. I communicate with members of the community who wish to alleviate one of the biggest challenges our clients have – furnishing a home. We have Amazon wish lists that prioritize our most urgent needs, which is constantly updated and sent out to our donors and posted on social media."

Gloria would like our community to: "Take the time to visit our website and read our story and our history, if you have not done so and the embrace our mission. Believe that “To make WNY a better place for, and because of, refugees and immigrants” we need to embrace them and do our part to make them feel welcome and lighten their burden. When you are excited about what is going on, you want to share it with others. So join in the excitement of what is going on at the Institute and GET EXCITED! Share our story! Share our history! Share what we are doing! Be proactive and bring others on board. Share our Amazon Wish List! Together we can be a mighty force! Hope to hear from anyone of you soon!"

Read Gloria's full interview on our website:: https://iibuffalo.org/meet-gloria-our-donations-coordinator/

Address

864 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY
14209

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

(716) 883-1900

Products

Interpretation and translation, cultural competency workshops for schools and businesses. Support for foreign-born survivors of domestic violence and any survivor of human trafficking, ESL classes, refugee resettlement, job training and job placement and health programs. Great Decisions global discussion series, Model UN and WorldQuest for high school students.

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when International Institute of Buffalo posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to International Institute of Buffalo:

Videos

Nearby government services


Other Buffalo government services

Show All

Comments

Good Morning, I am currently recruiting for several positions at a plant locally here in Buffalo. The pay and benefits are exceptional for an entry level position, and the facility is on a bus route. Day shift (7am-3:30pm) and starting at $14-15/hr!
While i was waiting in the waiting room of my appointment today, something scheduled to air on the television later tonight sparked my intrest. Channel WNED PBS, was set to air “Making Buffalo Home: A Refugee’s First Year”. Immediately, I scheduled the time tonight for 9p.m. on my phone so i would not miss it. Let’s just say, it was well worth it. It brought me back 20 years ago, when i first came to America. The International Institute of Buffalo, sponsered me and family to come here. Watching other families dealing with what i went through, it brought me back to all the orientations and job interviews along with the paths it took me, to get to where i am today. Especially, i will thank Denise Phillips Beehag, for having a huge impact of where i stand today and helping my family through it all. Her hard work is greatly appreciated than and now. I watched every single second of the segment and it gave me the nostalgic feeling along with almost bringing tears to my eyes. 37 days ago, marked the 20th anniversary of of stepping foot into the land of the free, that we all know as America. I even tell my kids all the time, that the desicion of migrating to America, was the best desicion i could have ever made. I only wish the best for the people that are currently dealing with everything i once was. I want to make sure they know that, even if you come to America with no knowlege of much English, and no clue of whats to come, know that nothing but these great people will be here to welcome you with open arms. God bless America.
Wanted to share in case you knew anyone :)
Would you have any use for old VHS movies? Someone suggested that they might be used to teach English.
Hi, can anyone donate me alittle baby cat please, I will appreciate alot. My email is [email protected]
This art is behind IIB. I took this photo on 03-24-2019. Any know who the artist is or the backstory?
The legend of "the White Woman of the Genesee," Mary Jemison -- a tale of settlers and Senecas, terror and mayhem, war and sorrow, family and perseverance -- is explored by the Niagara Frontier Heritage Project. Hear an audio vignette and read the full story at the WBFO 88.7 FM site: http://news.wbfo.org/post/heritage-moments-mary-jemison-seneca-nation-white-woman-genesee Read, listen, and tune in all this week on WBFO -- Mon. 12:39 pm (during "Here & Now"); Tue. 6:18p ("All Things Considered"); Wed. 4:48p ("ATC"); Thu. 6:18p ("ATC"); Sat. 8:18a ("Weekend Edition"); and Sun. 9:18a ("WE"). All of our NFHP Moments are here at the WBFO 88.7 FM site: http://news.wbfo.org/term/heritage-moments#stream/0 https://www.facebook.com/niagarafrontierheritage/
We thank all the humanitarian organizations in the United States that support refugees from all over the world by asking to increase the Preparation to 75,000 refugees . We ask your humanity to send our voices to the international community to know the suffering of refugees in countries . We ask the humanitarian organizations to make this request on their agenda and submit it to Congress and US Administration for the purpose of approval it . The additional security checks and the low number of staff working in the Immigration Department caused delays in refugee cases . In 2017 it was planned to accept 45,000 refugee but actually approved 18,000 . Refugees have been waiting a long time to broadcast their applications . We ask you to make this issue in the hands of officials and decision-makers in the American administration until it is actually implemented. This reduces the suffering of refugees and those who are looking for a safe life for themselves and their families.
The front page of the 2018 July issue of the Buffalo Latino Village ([email protected])
The Kinzua Dam flooded the homes and burial grounds of the Seneca Nation, breaking the promise of a 160-year-old treaty that had been affirmed by George Washington. Listen, and read the full story, at the WBFO-FM 88.7 website: http://news.wbfo.org/post/heritage-moments-kinzua-dam-and-broken-treaty-seneca-nation Read, listen, and tune in all this week on WBFO -- Mon. 12:39 pm (during "Here & Now"); Tue. 6:18p ("All Things Considered"); Wed. 4:48p ("ATC"); Thu. 6:18p ("ATC"); Sat. 8:18a ("Weekend Edition"); and Sun. 9:18a ("WE"). All of our Niagara Frontier Heritage Project Moments are here at the WBFO 88.7 FM site: http://news.wbfo.org/term/heritage-moments#stream/0 https://www.facebook.com/niagarafrontierheritage/