The International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit (IIMD) was founded in Detroit in 1919 by a group of YWCA volunteers, who sought to help legal immigrants learn English, appreciate freedom and democracy, become U.S. citizens, be assimilated into their new communities, and learn to understand each other's cultures.
Warrendale Community Integration Project
In 2018, IIMD and its partner the Islamic Center of Detroit initiated an inclusive community development project, The Warrendale Community Integration Project [WCIP]. The project is part of the The Kresge Foundation’s KIP: D initiative. IIMD is very grateful for the partnership with The Kresge Foundation and the partnership with the Warrendale community. To read the report, please access the following link.
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2 Million People
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What We Offer
Global Education Programs
The purpose of the Global Education program is to expand the knowledge of children and adults about global cultures and widen their views of the world. Take a look at the programs that the Global Education Department conducts.
We are proud to own collections, artifacts exhibits and historical rooms that illustrate various nationalities and cultures around the world and tells parts of the history that makes IIMD the way it is today.