MINN Member Facebook Page

  • Posted on: 22 August 2017
  • By: BetteBenson

MINN was founded because of a problem. A development worker had recently moved to Minnesota from Washington, D.C., and was working to send medical supplies for pediatric heart surgeries to China. The materials were stuck in customs and needed to reach their destination. The development worker was at a loss for how to move forward. “Who can I call to move the materials through customs? Who knows the right person to ask?” In D.C., those answers were readily known with established connections. “Where is the Minnesota international NGO network that I can rely on? Where are my people?” Thus, MINN was born! 12 years later, MINN continues to foster connections through regular in person networking and education events, and now we have created a virtual space to do the same - the MINN Member Facebook page. Members, join to find and post job and networking opportunities, engage with member only content, and connect with other international practitioners and supporters located in Minnesota! Need to navigate customs in Kenya? There is a MINN member who has done it before! Looking for a model on sustainable agriculture practices in arid climates? Ask MINN! Is your organization hosting its annual fundraiser? Leading a discussion? Sponsoring a documentary screening? Share with MINN members! Support and engage with our community - hope to see you there!

MINN Talk and Tour: International Institute of Minnesota

  • Posted on: 25 July 2017
  • By: BetteBenson

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.

Space is limited, RSVP here!

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 6:00pm

The European Union: From refugee crisis to migration management

  • Posted on: 13 July 2017
  • By: BetteBenson

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.

Space is limited, RSVP here.

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm