The Igbo Organization of New England (IONE) was founded in 1992 to create enabling social, civic, and cultural hub for Nigerians of Igbo descent and other ethnic minorities in Metro Boston, New England area. The Organization is a full Non-profit Tax-exempt Organization. We provide programs and services to assist the members and the community residents partake and contribute to the local community economic, health and social advancement. IONE also avails the cultural and social events and programs to educate our children and friends in America about our culture and heritage. The organization covers and serves over 20,000 Igbo people in New England area. The organization also provides the following services, Adult Education, Afterschool/Childcare, Free Legal Services, Healthcare services, Language School (Igbo Language School) and Policy Advocacy for its members.
We organize the annual Igbo Day Cultural Festival to foster cultural awareness and exchange in the community. In addition to other programs, we provide Igbo Language and English as 2nd language classes where we teach our children and other interested community participants.
In 2011 the Igbo Organization of New England acquired a magnificent building now known as the “Igbo House” in the center of the Town of Randolph, Massachusetts. This building is used as the Igbo Cultural center where we can broaden our community services in areas of education, Immigration Services, Childcare center and a meeting house.
To promote Igbo culture, heritage and language, promote preaceful coexistence and understanding amoung all members, their families, foster linkage with other local communities and organizations with the hope of improving the quality of education and cultural awareness.
Our goal and objectives shall be:
Promote and encourage education, health, culture and tradition.
Promote awareness and cultural exchange between people of Igbo descent and other communities.
Provide education and enlightenment about Igbo culture through lectures, seminars, fashion shows, cultural exhibitions, festivals of art, music and cultural dance performances.
Engage in charitable activities.
Engage in all such other purposes as are permissible for a corporation formed under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Bonney C. Chibueze
Dr. Cyril S. Ubiem
Assist. Financial Secretary
Assist. Social Secretary