On Dec. 12, 2019 the International Institute of Minnesota celebrates its 100th anniversary. Join us throughout the year in celebrating this momentous achievement and learning more about the rich history of our organization.
In the News
- Minnesota refugee aid center’s future in flux at 100. Maya Rao, Star Tribune. December 16, 2019
- Agency marks a century helping Minnesota’s new immigrants. Riham Feshir, MPR News. December 10, 2019
- Centenario del Instituto Internacional de MN. Leonor Villasuso Rustad, La Voz Latina. November 2019
- International Institute of Minnesota celebrates 100th birthday. Tesha Christensen, Monitor. June 14, 2019
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019
To honor 100 years of service to New Americans, we opened the doors of the Institute and invited you to visit our classrooms, talk with our students and learn how community support for the Institute’s mission benefits New Americans and their families. See photos from the event. Thanks to all who joined us!
Exhibit: Unity Without Uniformity
Celebrating 100 Years of the International Institute of Minnesota
Minnesota is sometimes referred to as the land of 10,000 lakes and 100 countries. 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the International Institute of Minnesota: an organization committed to ensuring immigrants and refugees achieve full membership in American life. This exhibit celebrates the communities of New Americans who have shaped Minnesota into a strong, multicultural state, and the organization that contributed to this rich diversity.
Landmark Center, St. Paul: Exhibit on display March 11 through Dec. 20, 2019
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Minneapolis: Exhibit on display Oct. 14, 2019 through Jan. 20, 2020
We Make Minnesota Welcoming
Institute Impact in 2018.
Check out our online annual report to see how the founding values of the Institute in 1919 are alive in our core services today. Through refugee services, immigration assistance, career development, and education, the Institute served 3722 New Americans from 104 countries in 2018.