Irish Intl. Immigrant Center Gets $50K for Legal Services
August 17, 2017 The Irish International Immigrant Center, a Boston nonprofit that assists newcomers to successfully transition to new lives in Greater Boston and the United States, recently announced that it received a $50,000 grant to support refugees and immigrants in Massachusetts.
The Irish International Immigrant Center
(IIC) said the grant, from The Boston Foundation, will support its Immigration Legal Services.
Ronnie Millar, executive director of the IIIC, said, This gift comes at a critical time, and it will significantly contribute to our work helping immigrant and refugee families gain legal status, become U.S. citizens, and reunite with their family members.
The IIIC said it is responding to heightened need from the community by doubling its efforts to provide legal, wellness, and education services, to promote advocacy efforts and to host community building programs.
Over the coming year, the organization said its Immigration Legal Services will support more than 1,700 families through free or low-cost case representation, legal clinics, and immigration forms assistance.
The grant came from the foundation's Ansara Family Fund, which has supported the IIC for a number of years.
Founded in 1989 by immigrants, the IIC, rooted in the Irish tradition of social justice and hospitality, is a multi-service center that provides legal, wellness, and education services; advocates for systemic change; and facilitates cross-cultural community building.