- Evaluated the effect of the Institute’s Friends and Mentorship program in easing clients’ transitions to the WNY community. Interviewed past participants and compared the initiative among national best practices.
- Developed a comprehensive plan for an enhanced mentorship program for refugees and immigrants in Buffalo. Made recommendations and researched funding opportunities as well.
- Taught ESL classes and basic skills to clients of the International Institute.
“There is a meaning to work that I do not think exists in the same way in private sector positions. I thought that I wanted to work with nonprofit or nongovernmental organizations after graduating but I did not have any nonprofit experience before this summer. This summer at IIB has reinforced that desire; I expect to work at nonprofit in the future.”
“Joshua was a a bundle of energy and a force to be reckoned with! His main assignment to create a business plan/ strategy for a Professional Immigrant Mentoring program in was completed with half his session to go- a clear testimony of his motivation, organizational skills, and intelligence. He jumped into other office duties with equal vigor, from helping non-English speaking clients learn the bus to their new job, to helping us remodel our client database. Ultimately, Josh was a great addition to our team and his assistance invaluable.”
Employment Specialist with the International Institute of Buffalo