International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit
Embracing the past...
Building the future
WHO WE ARE
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.
What we offer.
Immigration Legal Services
Like those who came before them, today’s immigrants invigorate the economy and enrich our culture, traditions and values. Yet, they face labyrinthine statutes, rules and regulations, multiple layers of bureaucratic intimidation and an increasingly insensitive political climate fueled by nativist feelings.
We proud to represent these courageous newcomers and their families.
Immigrant Resource Center
IIMD Immigrant Resource Center offers a multi-level pathway to success and self-sufficiency for Metro Detroit immigrants and City of Detroit non-immigrants. Opportunities and educational services include:
Global Education Programs
urpose 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.
Donations to the International Institute to fund our programs and maintain our mission are always welcome and greatly appreciated.