International Social Service-USA (ISS-USA) Welcomes a New Board Member: Mr. Mark Greenberg of Migration Policy Institute

The International Social Service-USA (ISS-USA) staff is excited to welcome Mark Greenberg to the ISS-USA Board of Directors. Mr. Greenberg currently works as a Senior Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) in Washington, DC. His work focuses on the intersections of migration policy with human services and social welfare policies.

From 2009-17, Mr. Greenberg worked at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He served as ACF Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy from 2009-13; Acting Commissioner for the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families from 2013-15; and Acting Assistant Secretary from 2013-17. ACF includes the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which has responsibility for the refugee resettlement and unaccompanied children program, and has a strong research agenda relating to the programs under its jurisdiction. Among these are a wide range of human services programs, including Head Start, child care, child support, child welfare, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

Previously, Mr. Greenberg was Executive Director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy, a joint initiative of the Georgetown Law Center and Georgetown Public Policy Institute. In addition, he previously was Executive Director of the Center for American Progress' Task Force on Poverty, and the Director of Policy for the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and was a legal services lawyer in Florida and California for ten years after graduating law school.

Thank you for your support in welcoming Mr. Greenberg to the ISS-USA team!

Julie Rosicky
Executive Director  
International Social Service-USA
Cross Border Mediation Conference

A full agenda is now available  for our day-long conference,  Cross-Border Family Mediation: Dispute Resolution for International Families In Your Community  on June 5, 2018 in Washington, D.C., co-hosted by  International Social Service-USA  (ISS-USA),  MK Family Law The George Washington University School of Law , and  Leslie Ellen Shear, Attorney and Counselor at Law . This event will bring together leading experts to discuss mediation as a key process to help cross-border families with their complex situations. Scheduled one day prior to the annual  AFCC Conference  in D.C., conference attendees will have a wealth of resources and excellent networking opportunities at their finger-tips.

Lunch and coffee breaks are included in the registration fee. Registration numbers are limited, so we suggest registering as soon as possible. Sponsorship opportunities are available. If your organization is interested in sponsoring the event, please contact   Marie Blum, Fund Development and Communications Coordinator.

Thanks to our Sponsors:

Lebanon Delegation  

The International Social Service-USA staff welcomed a delegation from Lebanon earlier in March to discuss the ISS network and how we work with partners all over the World to support efforts to combat human trafficking. 

Talk to Us! 

Are you part of our network of domestic Social Work Contractors providing services for cross-border cases? Are you interested in becoming part of that network?

Join us for a FREE LIVE CHAT on Wednesday, April 18th from 1-2pm EST where we will answer questions related to how we work with social work contractors, states, foreign partners and other stakeholders, as well as any questions about your work with families. RSVP here .

Anyone is welcome to join, though the following people may find it most beneficial:

- Social Worker Contractors or agency partners who have provided intercountry case work for ISS in the past;
- Social Work professionals or agency partners interested in providing domestic home studies and other services for children with international aspects to their cases;
- Social Work professionals interested in providing domestic services for children reintegrating with a parent in another state;
- Individuals or agencies interested in how ISS-USA works with our network of domestic contractors.

If you have worked with us in the past or are interested in providing services for us in the future, please fill out this short survey to help us support your work:
We're Still in the Game! 

International Social Service-USA (ISS-USA)has made it to the "Engaged Eight" round of the 2018 Brackets For Good tournament! Help ISS-USA move to the next round of the tournament with a donation to help cross-border families get access to the social services they need. Donate
by 8pm on Friday, March 30, 2018 at .  

Repatriation Program Assists A Veteran In Need 

Mr. Gregory Peters* was a 76-year old U.S. citizen and veteran needing to return to the U.S. from Italy. He was in need of medical care and his family were unable to assist him upon his return to the U.S., so ISS-USA, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, coordinated Mr. Peter's reception and resettlement to the U.S. Upon returning to the U.S, Mr. Peters was assigned to a social worker who will oversee his hospital discharge and long-term care plans.

*the client's name has been changed to protect his privacy.
We're Hiring!  

International Social Service-USA is hiring for multiple positions! Check out our careers page for information on open positions. 

Our Partners Are Hiring!  

Saint Francis Community Services is hiring a Director of Migration Ministries. This role will ensure the implementation of quality migration services at Saint Francis, with direct oversight of Refugee Resettlement and Immigrant Child and Family Services programs, which includes a strategic alliance with International Social Service. The Director of Migration Ministries will play a key role in the organizational advancement and expansion of U.S. based international ministries. Employees at Saint Francis enjoy excellent benefits as well as opportunities for advancement and professional growth. The organization currently operates social service programs in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Mississippi, Texas, as well as El Salvador and Honduras in Central America, employs 1,200 people across the globe and touches more than 30,000 lives annually. For more information or to apply, click here.  

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