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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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  • 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.

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In the News

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    Welcome Corps and Ways to Help Refugees

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  • New U.S. citizens take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States.

    Media Coverage

    Star Tribune: Embrace the Economic Benefits of Immigration

    Star Tribune | Immigration has become such a divisive issue that many Minnesotans feel they are being pushed into one of two camps. “We don’t have to choose between what’s good for the economy and being humanitarian,” says Jane Graupman, executive director of the International Institute of Minnesota. “They help each other.”

    Read the Story
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    May 2024 Updates

    In this month’s newsletter, you’ll:

    • See photos from New Americans New Beginnings
    • Learn about IIMN’s latest College Readiness students
    • How IIMN helps immigrant doctors relicense
    • How to help arriving refugees
    Read Now

Contact Us

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

Alisa Blackwood
Communications Manager
(651) 377-8664