IAC NEWS & EVENTS
HERALD NEWS/O JORNAL: NEW BEDFORD — The Immigrants’ Assistance Center is rebranding itself with the main goal of “Empowering immigrants for citizenship and workforce readiness.” The center unveiled its new brand identity at the organization’s annual Spring Fundraiser...read more
By Lurdes C. da Silva / O Jornal editor Posted Mar 29, 2019 at 11:28 AM NEW BEDFORD — Poor English language proficiency and lack of computer and technical skills are often the main obstacles for immigrants to reach their full professional potential in this...read more
NEW BEDFORD — The Immigrants’ Assistance Center received a $23,000 capital grant from the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation to establish a technology-based learning environment for English language, citizenship classes, and workplace readiness training. The...read more
Posted Mar 3, 2019 at 3:56 PM NEW BEDFORD — Visioning sessions are underway to help New Bedford Public Schools develop a new district plan. A few community leaders invited to the meetings who spoke with The Standard-Times said they’re pleased with how they’ve been...read more
NEW BEDFORD — Francisco Lopes Pereira has lived in the United States for about 30 years. The 65-year-old from Cape Verde has a car. He’s also a homeowner. A single sheet of paper, though, surpassed it all Friday within the Immigrants Assistance Center. It was Lopes...read more
NEW BEDFORD — The Immigrants’ Assistance Center Summer Fundraiser at the Madeiran Heritage Museum raised about $23,000 to provide crucial services to local immigrant families. The center’s executive director, Helena da Silva Hughes, said the funds will be used to...read more
Immigrants’ Assistance Center Executive Director Helena Hughes was recently presented with the 2018 Distinguished Citizens Award by Bristol Community College in recognition of her commitment to serve as a resource for immigrant needs and developing programs that...read more
NEW BEDFORD — Corinn Williams of the Community Economic Development Center said her office is just beginning to deal with the problem of families being affected by separations at the border. “These folks have a legitimate claim for asylum” and wouldn’t leave...read more
NEW BEDFORD — A small cross dangled from a black bracelet made of string on the wrist of a New Bedford High School senior set to graduate. It’s a reminder of the strong Catholic faith the student brought with her from Central America. The student is undocumented. Her...read more
Demand for services provided by the Immigrants’ Assistance Center of New Bedford has never been so high, according to the center’s executive director Helena Hughes. “In the past year, we have seen a drastic increase in the need for our services,” Hughes told the crowd...read more
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