Origins of Self-Discovery

Origins of Self-Discovery ISS coordinated Andrew Mossin’s adoption from Greece in 1959. Thirty-five years later, in 1994, Andrew contacted ISS to find information about his biological mother. ISS agents were able to contact his mother and provide a narrative of her life and how his adoption transpired. ISS social workers in Greece facilitated translated letters…

ISS-USA Awarded Grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation to Use Remote Assessments in Permanency Planning for Immigrant Children and Families

ISS-USA Awarded Grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation to Use Remote Assessments in Permanency Planning for Immigrant Children and Families International Social Service, ISS-USA (ISS-USA) has received a $37,500 grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation to support our project, “Promoting Permanency during the COVID19 Pandemic: The Use of Remote Assessments in Permanency Planning for Immigrant Children and…

ISS-USA Welcomes New Board of Directors Member Alen Amini

ISS-USA Welcomes New Board of Directors Member Alen Amini Alen Amini is currently a management consultant at the Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit firm that provides advisory services to philanthropies and nonprofit organizations. He also currently serves as the executive director of Wisconsin Microfinance, an NGO based in Madison, Wisconsin that provides microloans to entrepreneurs in…

International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA) Responds to Urgent COVID19 Need, Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity

Press Release: ISS-USA Responds to Urgent COVID19 Need, Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity Contact: Marie Blum, Senior Development and Communications Officer International Social Service, USA 443-451-1227 communications@iss-usa.org International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA) Responds to Urgent COVID19 Need, Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity Baltimore, MD – International Social…

Finding Solutions for Children Returning and Reintegrating to Northern Central America, Mexico and the United States

Finding Solutions for Children Returning and Reintegrating to Northern Central America, Mexico and the United States International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA) was invited by Unicef to participate in a Return and Reintegration in Northern Central America, Mexico and the United States: Solutions That Work for Children and Across Borders event in Honduras in mid-November. Julie Rosicky, Executive Director (above left),…

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…

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…