Leading Nevada's Global Engagement

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

Statement regarding the crisis in Ukraine

Like many of you, the board and of the Northern Nevada International Center (NNIC) are deeply concerned over the Russian invasion of Ukraine and we are monitoring the rapidly evolving situation closely. We commend the strength and resilience of the Ukrainian people and keep them in our thoughts and prayers. 

Many of you have also asked how you can help, and if Ukrainian refugees will be resettled in the United States and ultimately in our community. That question cannot yet be answered as it takes months if not years for the international refugee community to recognize a protracted conflict.  In the meantime, NNIC is working with some community leaders to establish a fund to help fleeing Ukrainians.  Please check back with us soon to learn more about how you can contribute. Please note, your contributions will not go to the NNIC, but will be collected here locally and sent to an appropriate international organization on the ground in Ukraine or one of the adjacent countries.

Resources for those affected by the crisis in Ukraine

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Language Bank

With more than 20 years of experience providing language access and cultural solutions through document translation and interpretation language services in-person and on-demand (over-the-phone and video), the Language Bank at NNIC connects people through language and ensures it is never a barrier. We help companies, government agencies and limited English individuals (LEP) to communicate effectively and understand one another through confidential, quality and courteous engagements.

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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.