About Us


New Evening ESL

In addition to our regular daytime classes, we now have evening ESL (English as a Second Language) classes, every Monday and Tuesday, from 6 PM - 8 PM. Please call (313) 871-8600 for information or to register.

Citizenship Program

Enroll now for a free pathway to citizenship for legal permanent residents. The International Institute offers classes to assist in preparation for the Citizenship Test and to assist in filling out the N-400 form to apply for U.S. citizenship. Classes take place in Pontiac, Hamtramck, Macomb County, Troy, and Southwest Detroit, with more locations coming soon. To register or for more information, please call (313) 871-8600, Ext. 234. Additional information may be found at this weblink:  http://www.iimd.org/?q=node/1884

Please Donate 

The International Institute needs your help. Please donate. We are an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization and a State of Michigan non-profit corporation. Check with your tax professional to determine what portion of your donation may be tax deductible. Since 1919, the International Institute, in cooperation with the US government, has assisted low income immigrants and refugees, as well as native Detroiters, with legal services, citizenship classes, English language classes, GED classes, social work assistance, job training and placement, new business development, translation and interpretation services, new citizen swearing-in ceremonies, as well as with programs for adults and youth to learn about foreign languages, music, dance, costumes, and cultures from around the world. Many of the clients we serve today have fled war, famine, poverty, slavery, dictatorships, and corrupt regimes in distant lands around the world and arrive in Detroit with nothing more than the clothes they are wearing. With our help, most become productive and patriotic US citizens who become positive additions to our country. A significant portion of Metro Detroit's population has been assisted directly or indirectly by the Institute over the past 95 years. Any money donated to the International Institute will be put to good use, as we are an extremely efficient organization, with little overhead compared to the money spent directly on services. Due to the very poor economy in Detroit, our traditional sources of donations and funding have been reduced and we can use support from new donors. Please help. Please make checks payable to "International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, Inc." and mail to: Mr. Wojciech Zolnowski; Executive Director; International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit; 111 E KIRBY; DETROIT, MI 48202 USA.

Address:  111 E. Kirby, Detroit, MI 48202 USA

Phone: (313) 871-8600Fax: (313) 871-1651

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Join us for the International Festival, October 10, 11 and 12,2014
     at the Civic Center Pavilion, Southfield, Michigan 

Join us on October 25, 2014 to celebrate United Nations Day, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Keynote speaker: Ms. Stefania Piffanelli, Director of the United Nations Information Center

light buffet with refreshments and live music entertainment 

This event will be held at the International Institute Hall of Nations, 111 East Kirby, Detroit 

RSVP to (248) 548-3920 

Join us on Noel Night, December 6, 2014
      at the International Institute
     111 East Kirby, Detroit

The Knight Foundation
is organizing an exchange among "urban innovators" in Detroit. Here is the blog
post from the Knight Foundation's website:


The International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit is a member agency or otherwise associated with the following organizations: