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Primary Agency Spokesperson
Topics: Immigrants and immigration (past and present), Festival of Nations
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VP of Economic Development Services & President of the International Institute Community Development Corporation

Topics: Microlending, credit building, women's lending, small business technical support, and cultural competency
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VP for Programs

Topics: Education and citizenship, human trafficking, social issues facing immigrants, multicultural competency, workforce, career path, services, and II Global Farms.
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Press Releases

New Americans to Celebrate Their First Thanksgiving on November 21 - November 17, 2017

International Institute to Present Program this Friday, Sept. 29 on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) - September 28, 2017

International Institute of St. Louis Joins with Welcoming America and Hundreds of Communities to Celebrate New Americans during Welcoming Week - September 19, 2017

U.S. Citizenship Ceremony to be Held at International Institute Friday, September 15 - September 13, 2017

International Institute's 2017 Festival of Nations This Past Weekend Attracts Record Attendance - August 29, 2017

Festival of Nations - St. Louis' Largest Multicultural Celebration To Be Held August 26 & 27, 2017 - August 2, 2017


In the News

Local Jews work to help immigrants settling here - STL Jewish Light - Decenber14, 2017

How will Trump’s travel ban affect refugees coming to St. Louis? - Fox 2 News - December 7, 2017

Holiday Bazaar showcases crafts by St. Louis immigrants - KMOV 4 - December 2, 2017

Over 200 St. Louis refugees celebrate their first Thanksgiving - KMOV 4 - November 24, 2017

Combating human trafficking in southeast Missouri proves a complex issue - KFVS 12 - November 21, 2017

The Pulse – Agencies providing services to veterans & the decline of refugees moving to St. Louis - KPLR11 - November 11, 2017

The key to success: St. Louis immigrants eager to learn English - St. Louis Public Radio - October 17, 2017

School of Education receives grant for English language learning - The Journal - October 4, 2017

Next GlobalHack will work on immigration - St. Louis Post Dispatch - October 3, 2017

School of Education receives grant for English language learning - The Journal - October 4, 2017

Celebrating Diversity & Cultures at Festival of Nations - St. Louis Post Dispatch- September 5, 2017

Festival of Nations is always the perfect end to a St. Louis summer - St. Louis Magazine - August 24, 2017

Festival of Nations gives a tasting tour of St. Louis — and the world - St. Louis Post Dispatch - August 23, 2017

Culture Of Happiness In Far Away Bhutan - West End Word - August 18, 2017


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