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Press Kit


Media Inquiries

If you’re a member of the media, please reach out to learn about our work with New Americans in Minnesota.

Alisa Blackwood
Communications Manager
(651) 377-8664

Additional Resources

Bolster your narrative with statistics and data about the work of the International Institute of Minnesota.

  • Fact Sheet

    See our impact by the numbers. From arriving to thriving, we have been a pillar of support to New Americans for over 100 years.

  • World Map

    Our clients arrive in Minnesota
    from around the world. See the home countries represented by IIMN clients.

  • Impact Graphic

    A colorful graphic of our most recent year’s impact, including workforce development, education, refugee resettlement and citizenship.


Visual Library

Please credit photography and video as stated in the file names. If you’re looking for photographs of specific classes, please contact Alisa Blackwood with your request.

About the International Institute of Minnesota

Since 1919, the International Institute of Minnesota (IIMN) has delivered critical services and resources to help New Americans transition to their new lives in Minnesota. From language learning and job training to immigration and refugee services, we offers New Americans a pathway for a strong start to a new life. Once stability is achieved, we’re there for next steps, too: from college preparation and career advancement to citizenship support and financial coaching toward home ownership. With over 100 years of experience, IIMN is considered a national leader in creating opportunities for New Americans.

Nurse training class instructor showing students how to use a wheel chair properly

In the News

  • woman teaches a class

    Media Coverage

    Ukrainians in Minnesota 2 Years Later

    KARE 11 | A tax class taught by the International Institute of Minnesota helps Ukrainians learn about life here. The class was part of a regular Community Orientation Workshop taught by the Institute at the Ukrainian American Community Center.

    Watch the Story
  • Newsletter

    February 2024 Updates

    In this month’s newsletter, learn about:

    • Shop and share the love with refugees
    • Early-bird tickets on sale for New Americans New Beginnings
    • Nursing Assistant Training is expanding
    Read Now
  • Stories

    Learn About Filing U.S. Taxes

    Tax season is confusing for many people in the U.S., but it can be extra confusing when you are new to the country. Here are some of the unique things New Americans need to consider about taxes.

    Learn More

Contact Us

Please reach out if you have additional questions or need more resources from us.

Alisa Blackwood
Communications Manager
(651) 377-8664