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Anna Crosslin
President & CEO

Primary Agency Spokesperson
Topics: Immigrants and immigration (past and present), Festival of Nations
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Diego Abente
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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Blake Hamilton,
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

Employment Program Generates Major St. Louis Regional Economic Benefits, New Study Reveals - April 9, 2019

Decoding the Potential: Promoting Regional Prosperity by Engaging Skilled Immigrants - October 16, 2018

International Institute Awarded Grant to Establish St. Louis Refugee Career Pathways Program - October 15, 2018

International Institute Awarded Grant to Combat Human Trafficking - October 8, 2018

How St. Louis Welcomes Immigrants And Refugees - September 18, 2018

St. Louis Ranks High in New National Immigration Study, Findings Released Tomorrow Morning, Sept. 18, at International Institute - September 17, 2018

International Institute's 2018 Festival of Nations this Past Weekend Attracts Visitors from Throughout the Bi-State Region and Beyond - August 27, 2018

You Are Invited to Cover Festival of Nations This Weekend in Tower Grove Park - August 23, 2018

St. Louis' Largest Multicultural Celebration, Festival of Nations, To Be Presented August 25 & 26 - August 18, 2018

Crisis on America's Southern Border - June 29, 2018

In the News

St. Louis' immigrant, refugee workforce to get assistance from federal grant - St. Louis Public Radio - October 24, 2018

A St. Louis School Teaches Only Refugees and Immigrants. Day One Tells Its Story - Riverfront Times - October 22, 2018

New international food, a forthcoming aquarium, a rising biotech startup scene, and 47 more reasons to love St. Louis now - St. Louis Magazine - October 19, 2018

Cuts to refugee admissions hit Columbia resettlement agency - Colombian Missourian - October 12, 2018

Hackers flock to Globalhack VII to code for a good cause - St. Louis Public Radio - October 12, 2018

International Institute of St. Louis gets 3-year grant to combat human trafficking - St. Louis Public Radio - October 12, 2018

Commentary: Welcome to America. Welcome to St. Louis - St. Louis Business Journal - September 18, 2018

https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/columnists/st-louis-is-a-thriving-city-with-jobs-partly-thanks/article_41e587aa-ecec-52b6-92dd-138b66f8cab5.html - St. Louis Post Dispatch - September 18, 2018

Video: Celebrating the world at Festival of Nations - St. Louis Post Dispatch - August 27, 2018

Crossing the Cultural Divide with the Festival of Nations St. Louis - HEC TV - August 26, 2018

Food and entertainment from every corner of the world: It must be the Festival of Nations - St. Louis Post Dispatch - August 26, 2018

Celebrate the Festival of Nations at Tower Grove Park this weekend - KSDK Channel 5 - August 24, 2018

In St. Louis, refugees use music to connect with the past and look to the future - St. Louis Public Radio - August 9, 2018

GlobalHack VII returns to St. Louis, focuses on immigration and innovation - Silicon Prairie News - July 31, 2018

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