International Institute Building Tenants



Welcome Mat Detroit is a collection of services and resources to meet the needs of immigrants, to connect with an immigrant community, or to find ethnic events happening in Southeast Michigan. The International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit is a partner in the Global Detroit Welcome Mat Project.

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VSA Michigan is a member of the network of VSA – The International Organization on Arts and Disability, an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1974 by Jean Kennedy Smith (sister of President John F. Kennedy), VSA – The International Organization on Arts and Disability has been designated by the U.S. Congress as the nation’s coordinating agency for arts programs for people with disabilities.


ESL & GED Classes

The Detroit Public Schools were established in 1842 and have graduated many notable standouts in academics, business, government, and athletics over the years. At the International Institute, the highly-experienced teachers of the day ESL classes and GED classes are State of Michigan certified teachers through the Detroit Public Schools. ESL classes are available at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. The classes regularly take advantage of our prime location by taking field trips to the many museums and institutions within walking distance of the International Institute, providing students opportunities to practice their new language skills.

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Founded by Jason Wilson in 2005, the Yunion’s mission is to counter negative cultural influences that misdirect the lives of youth and young adults by raising awareness through innovative and relevant youth programming. The Yunion emphasizes developing strong self-discipline and learning and retaining good moral values to produce Detroit’s next generation of adults and leaders.

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Kiwanis International was founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan. It is a charitable service organization that today has chapters worldwide and partners with UNICEF to assist the most impoverished and vulnerable children in the world with health care. In local communities, members assist with projects such as building playgrounds, working at homeless shelters, stocking food pantries to assist the poor, and much more.


Founded in 1981, the Princeton Review has long been a leader in offering students classes, tutoring, and resources to prepare them to take national standardized tests, including the SAT, ACT, AP, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT.

Brush Park Conservatory of Music and Fine Arts


Beginner to advanced instruction in classical piano, violin, viola, bass, cello, drums, woodwind, and voice by some of Metro Detroit’s most gifted musicians and musical performers. Ms. Joan Crawford, a Michigan Opera Theater performer, is the director of instruction.

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Africa Resource Center Detroit


African Language Institute; Youth Cultural Immersion; Doing Business With Africa;

Gabriel Ugwu, President  (313) 529-1494.

Detroit Lighthouse Community Theater


Provide Detroiters and surrounding communities with opportunities to be involved in an array of experiences in live theatre, from production planning to the mounting of and acting in a variety of production types in order to.:…Combat community deterioration and build transferable practical and life skills using the unifying, team-spirited activities that are inherent in theatrical productions; and provide opportunities for economic benefits to local businesses surrounding its venue.Detroit Lighthouse Community Theatre will enhance a sense of community while building life and practical (hard) skills for its participants using the experiences inherent in stage productions.

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