Leading Nevada's Global Engagement

Building bridges of understanding and fostering global engagement through international exchanges, refugee resettlement and language access.

Resettlement of Afghans in our area

The Northern Nevada International Center is deeply concerned with the safety and welfare of the people of Afghanistan, many of whom continue to fear for their lives and are in hiding since the take-over of the Taliban.

We continue to receive an unprecedented number of emails with offers of assistance and love in support of our efforts to resettle Afghans. We have resettled over 70 Afghan individuals as of the end of November and expect a majority of the evacuees to be resettled by the end of December.

As we anticipate these arrivals, we are receiving questions for how people can help. Here are some basic steps if you want to donate items, volunteer your time, offering temporary, permanent housing or provide financial assistance. Please be patient as this unprecedented humanitarian crisis is placing a great strain on our amazing team of case managers and volunteers. While we try to answer all emails and requests for information, there may be delays in our response.

How you can help and other resources

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Language Bank

Our Language Bank provides interpretation and translation services in over 40 languages and our clients include local and regional courts, legal organizations, private businesses, conferences, and local schools.  We also offer translations of birth, marriage and death certificates at standard rates.

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Exchange programs

Creating the next generation of global citizens is one of our most important objectives.  NNIC's many professional and cultural exchange programs offer opportunities for the local community to get involved with young people and seasoned professionals from all over the world.

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Refugee resettlement

The NNIC has resettled more than 300 displaced refugees over the past five years. Our agency serves refugees, Afghan evacuees, victims of international trafficking, asylees and minors from Central America in partnership with many supporters in health, employment, education and housing areas.

Our vision

A world where individuals and communities engage, connect and support one another

Our mission

NNIC builds bridges of understanding and fosters global engagement through international exchanges, refugee resettlement and language access.