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Pillar 3: Inclusion

The International Institute helps newcomers and the wider community connect through hundreds of public presentations and other activities each year. And we help all St. Louisans better appreciate our region’s cultural diversity by sponsoring special events, including our annual Festival of Nations.

Frequently, we develop, prepare, and translate materials that help our newcomers learn more about crime prevention, safety recommendations, and neighborhood life. Through our programs as well as our fee-based services, we can also help the police, neighborhood associations, elected officials and others translate materials to orient newcomers. Click here to learn more about our fee-based translation services.

Annually, we collaborate closely with other local and regional initiatives, especially when issues and activities will impact new American communities. For example, we are leaders in the St. Louis Mosaic Project which has a goal of attracting more immigrant residents to the St. Louis region. Staff is also active on dozens of other initiatives including the Integrated Health Network, the US Attorney’s Hate Crimes Task Force, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Our staff are authorities on immigration and refugee resettlement. So, we are also creating more informed St. Louisans by offering in-depth learning opportunities annually. For instance the Institute shares the complex story of immigrants and immigration with FOCUS St. Louis’ Leadership St. Louis class each year as well as with members of CORO’s Women in Leadership Program. Schools and other non-profit groups frequently visit the Institute to experience our community’s growing diversity first-hand.

Contact Information:

Kelly Moore
(314) 773-9090 ext. 163

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