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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

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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.

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In the News

  • Stories

    Yolande’s Story: A Nurse’s Courage to Begin Again

    Yolande, a new arrival from Cameroon, shares about starting a new life through the Institute’s English classes and Dietary Aide job training. “It feels good to have a job.”

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    November 2023 Updates

    In this month’s newsletter, you’ll learn about:

    • Visits from MN policy leaders
    • Entrepreneurship class launch
    • Our new Director of Refugee Services
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    Announcing New Director of Refugee Services

    Michelle Eberhard will oversee our Refugee Services team to ensure high-quality services to newly arrived families.

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Contact Us

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

Alisa Blackwood
Communications Manager
(651) 377-8664