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Since its founding, the Foundation has evolved from the original Friends of the International Institute to the International Heritage Foundation; always supporting the work of IIMD and their projects to assist immigrating families. The International Heritage Foundation moves forward in 2016 with additional assistance for Global Detroit programs and resources for immigrants.

International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit



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. With our help, most become productive and patriotic US citizens who become positive additions to our country.

To learn about the many IIMD programs and resources click here.

Global Detroit



Global Detroit is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that revitalizes Michigan’s economy by pursuing strategies that strengthen Detroit’s connections to the world to make the region more attractive and welcoming to immigrants, internationals, and foreign trade and investment as a means to produce jobs and regional economic growth.

To learn about the many Global Detroit programs and resources click here