A Century of Service
In its one hundredth year of service, the International Institute of St. Louis (IISTL) continues to promote our nation’s motto, E pluribus unum: Out of many, one. As it has for the past century, the International Institute helps build a more connected and productive society for immigrants, their families, and the St. Louis community. From its headquarters in Tower Grove East, IISTL provides essential immigrant integration services to more than six thousand foreign-born people from eighty countries. Nearly one thousand volunteers and ninety staff members offer English and citizenship classes, career path assistance, job placement, and counseling, as well as small-business development and microloans. More than one hundred thousand visitors attend the International Institute’s annual Festival of Nations and other events it hosts throughout the year.
Read more about the history of the Institute in the Missouri Historical Society Fall 2019 Gateway magazine.