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Workforce Development

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Immigration & Citizenship

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Cultural Connections

Create a little warmth for refugees

September 7, 2019 10:00 am - September 7, 2019 12:00 pm

Have you been searching for a way to welcome new refugees to Minnesota? Here’s your chance! Join us on Saturday, September 7th at the International Institute of Minnesota to make warm fleece blankets for families experiencing Minnesota winter for the first time. Along with our friends from Alight, you’ll help in creating something that will be used […] READ MORE »

Festival of Nations

April 30, 2020 9:00 am - May 3, 2020 6:00 pm

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The New Minnesotan Welcome Lunch

September 13, 2019 12:30 pm - September 13, 2019 1:30 pm

How do Minnesotans welcome newcomers to the community? With a meal, of course! Join us for lunch to show New Americans that the Twin Cities are an inclusive place to call home. The International Institute of Minnesota serves more than 4000 immigrants and refugees each year from 98 countries. Join our students and clients in […] READ MORE »

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Donate Goods for New Americans

Thank you for your interest in donating goods to refugees and immigrants. You can buy goods anywhere, and bring them to the Institute during business hours, or use our Amazon Wishlist. READ MORE »

Advocate for New Americans

Take a stand for your values and your New American neighbors. READ MORE »


English for Work is English for Everyone

Fardowsa, Natalia, Sam, Alejandra, Idephons, Sojoung, Mounou, and Elizabeth come from different backgrounds and cultures, but today they are all in Saint Paul attending English classes together. They are diverse... READ MORE »

National Volunteer Week 2019

April 7-13 is National Volunteer Week, and we’re celebrating by highlighting a few of our amazing volunteers. We also want to take a moment to say “thank you” to all... READ MORE »

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