ISS-USA Hosts a Delegation From Japan

International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA) hosted a delegation from Japan on August 16th in our Baltimore offices through a program coordinated by the World Trade Center Institute. The members of the delegation included four government officials and one professor working on issues related to the Hague Abduction Convention. Dr. Felicity Northcott and Elaine Weisman of ISS-USA met with…

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ISS-USA Welcomes Two New Interns

ISS-USA Welcomes Two New Interns Ema Makas is ISS-USA’s new Fund Development and Communications Intern. Ema comes to us from the University of Baltimore where she is pursuing her Master’s degree in Global Affairs and Human Security. Previously, Ema earned her BA in Political Science and Journalism CERT from the University of Buffalo. Her past…

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Improving Our Foster Care System

Improving Our Foster Care System On Tuesday, July 16, our summer Fund Development and Communications Intern, Cameron Stiles, traveled to Washington, DC to attend a Congressional Briefing on the issues facing the U.S. foster care and child welfare system. The briefing, hosted by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), featured members of the CCAI’s…

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ISS-USA Welcomes Two New Board Members

ISS-USA Welcomes Two New Board Members At our June 13th Board Meeting, ISS-USA welcomed two new members to our Board of Directors: T’Pring Westbrook and Melissa Kucinski. T’Pring Westbrook is a Senior Associate for the Annie E. Casey Foundation. As a member of the Research, Evaluation, Evidence, and Data (REED) unit at the foundation, Dr.…

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ISS-USA Announces Date for 2019 Conference

ISS-USA Announces Date for 2019 Conference ISS-USA announced their 7th Annual Conference, Beyond Separation: Protecting Cross Border Families, co-hosted by the University of Maryland School of Social Work from Thursday, October 17th through Friday, October 18th. Day One of the conference features a half-day training institute followed by a full day conference featuring four expert panels on Friday. The…

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ISS-USA Welcomes Summer 2019 Intern

ISS-USA Welcomes Summer 2019 Intern Cameron Stiles is ISS-USA’s new Fund Development and Communications Intern. Cameron comes to us from Mount St. Mary’s University where he is a rising senior working towards a degree in International Studies and German. He is participating as a Sondheim Fellow from UMBC’s Shriver Center where he’ll be participating in…

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Strengthening Families With A Global Perspective with CWLA

On April 12, 2019, ISS-USA’s Program and Training Manager, Elaine Weisman, participated in the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)’s special global session, Strengthening Families: Moving to a Global Perspective. The roundtable session highlighted promising practices in child welfare from around the world. ISS-USA’s presentation, Developing a Globally Relevant Case Practice Model: International Family Finding and Engagement, emphasized the need…

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ISS-USA Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon

Contact: Marie Blum, Fund Development and Communications Coordinator communications@iss-usa.org For Immediate Release   International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA) Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon Set for Sunday, November 3, 2019 New York, March 11, 2019—International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA) was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2019…

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