Get an inside look from top leadership at the International Institute of Minnesota, which delivers services and resources to assist New Americans in the transition to a new life leading to economic self-sufficiency. Working together, New Americans, volunteers, and staff create not only a new home, but also a new future for those who have been displaced. From language learning and job training to citizenship classes and the celebration of cultural traditions, the Institute offers New Americans a pathway for a strong start to a new life in our community – something we all benefit from.
Registration: 6:00 pm
Program: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
With refugees present in nearly all countries throughout the world, it is the shared responsibility of all nations to enact change. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Renate Hahlen, the Minister Counselor of Development at the European Union Mission to the United States for her discussion of The European Union: From refugee crisis to migration management to learn how the European Union is taking action on the refugee crisis.
Please join us in welcoming Khalid Eissa to the MINN team as Volunteer Coordinator! Khalid is a Communications Studies major at the University of Minnesota and has experience volunteering abroad as an Arabic translator at and emergency refugee center in Timișoara, Romania and eventually began to coordinate the other volunteers to help them transition from one assignment to another. In his role as Volunteer Coordinator, Khalid will oversee the recruitment and onboarding of volunteers as well as provide ongoing support to our volunteers. Khalid is excited to meet new people in the international development field who are passionate about building community. Welcome, Khalid!