A Year in Review
2017: We couldn't have done it without you.
It was a turbulent year. We fought four refugee bans, constantly-changing policy and newly emboldened anti-immigrant sentiment. Conversations about fear circled our classrooms and appointment rooms. Luckily, you —our community partners—have been here through it all. With winter coats and potluck lunches, letters of welcome and generous donations, you have made your support tangible. Your message is stronger than ever: Minnesota welcomes New Americans.
The International Institute served 4319 New Americans from 98 countries this year. See how the numbers break down.
Donors, volunteers and board members moved our mission forward: mentoring new arrivals, supporting programs, and more.