The International Institute of Minnesota (IIMN) is expanding its space to increase its ability and capacity to serve more New Americans and grow the number of services offered. IIMN’s current building, at 1694 Como Ave. in St. Paul, Minnesota, will undergo a 10-month renovation and expansion with construction partner Stahl and design partner James Dayton Design.
Since 2012, IIMN has been experiencing continued growth. To continue serving its mission, IIMN needs more physical space to house staff and continue expanding the growing number of programs.
Originally founded in 1919 as part of the YWCA of St. Paul, IIMN provides services and resources to empower New Americans in achieving their goals. Over the last 100-plus years, IIMN has been addressing the needs of immigrants and their families. IIMN programs include language learning, job training, immigration assistance, citizenship classes, refugee resettlement, case management and hosting the annual Festival of Nations.
The current expansion is being funded by generous philanthropic support and a bonding bill approved by the Minnesota State Legislature in October 2020.
While under construction, IIMN has moved its operations to 2300 Myrtle Ave., Suite 140, in St. Paul.