USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Our Services

The International Institute of Erie (IIE), a Field Office of USCRI, provides resettlement services for refugees and immigrants in Erie, Pennsylvania.  IIE’s programs help refugees to learn English, adapt to the culture of their new country, and become self-sufficient contributing members of the Erie community.  IIE assists the Erie region by providing a variety of multicultural and immigration services.  The refugees and immigrants served by IIE enrich regional businesses, schools, community organizations, and neighborhoods.  In addition to resettlement services, IIE provides interpretation in over thirty languages and coordinates employment services for businesses looking to hire dependable workers.

Hire a Refugee
Refugees are hard-working and resilient employees.  IIE evaluates refugees’ skills and matches them with local employers. 
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Community Connections
Volunteers welcome refugees to our community and help them build new lives by contributing their time and offering in-kind donations. 
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Workshops & Trainings
IIE offers workshops and trainings to help refugees become independent, self-sufficient community members. 
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Interpretation Services
IIE provides professional, trained interpreters and translators to businesses and organizations. 
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Child Care Services
IIE manages a licensed child care center, making it an ideal resettlement site for female-headed households. 
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Become a U.S. Citizen
USCRI’s Citizenship Program allows clients to learn about the naturalization process and prepare for citizenship in a welcoming, friendly environment.  The program includes civics-focused English as Second Language (ESL) classes, citizenship test preparation, and hands-on naturalization application assistance.
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