International Institute of Saint Louis

http://www.iistl.org

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

History

With America’s population now drawn from virtually every corner of the world, our nation must grapple with both the promise and risk of being a global society. In addressing this challenge, the International Institute of St. Louis and other members of the century-old USCRI network serve as valuable resources to national policy makers, local communities, governmental bodies, and human service agencies.

Member agencies and other participants of the U. S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) span 20 states. The USCRI network includes more than 30 member agencies and field offices. USCRI is headquartered in Washington D.C.

Through members and field offices, more than 1 million immigrants are provided with essential adjustment services each year. Services vary from site-to-site and are tailored to meet the needs of each local community. Many times, they include refugee resettlement, job placement, English classes, citizenship, legal services, small business development, housing, health, youth & elderly support, and cultural activities. Positive community impact from these programs and their services to newcomers is high.

As pioneers in the field of diversity, the USCRI network is also an important link in emerging local partnerships. Many of the partner agencies are relied on as key consultants on a broad range of issues affecting communities across America. Today the USCRI network continues to champion the cause of reason and tolerance and promote the concept of "Out of Many, One."

 

  • Contact Information:
  • 3654 South Grand Boulevard
  • Saint Louis, Missouri 63118
  • United States
  • Active In: United States
  • Forms of Abolition: 
  • Awareness, Policy Making
  • Forms of Slavery: 
  • Sex Trafficking, Forced Labor
  • Tel: 314-773-9090