IAC NEWS & EVENTS

IAC, MassHire partner to offer computer-based job training

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...

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Community Leaders Excited About Future of New Bedford Schools

Community Leaders Excited About Future of New Bedford Schools

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...

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‘American Dream’ realized for 28 people in New Bedford

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...

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Immigrants’ Assistance Center fundraiser raises about $23K

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...

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Local immigrant advocates see pain of separated families

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...

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