Save the Date!

Walk Around the World 

June 4, 2016

2:00 – 5:00pm

Rochester Community & Technical College Field House


IMAA wins United Way Awards

IMAA won the United Way’s Silver Award 2015, and our Community Health Worker Program was the recipient of United Way’s Funded Program Excellence Award.   12670059_10153431005311297_1884760117906844910_n

Pictured are:  Nisha Kurup – Victim Service Advocate, Jayvie Ramirez – Intern,  Ron Buzard – Executive Director, Ponloeu Chim – Associate Director, Tara Nelson – CHW Program Manager, and  Brandon Miller – Employment Counselor.

Community Health Worker Program is Expanding

In 2016 IMAA has worked with Mayo Clinic to meet the needs of the community by expanding the CHW program. We welcomed Hakima Ali, Brittany Roulette and Katherine Holger to our staff. These Workers will help patients build the bridge to better health through advocacy, education, and navigation through the health system. They will work with patients who have complex care needs to help them manage their own health care. The three new Community Health Workers will join IMAA’s the current CHWs, Tara Nelson – Program Manager, Moriah Mueller and Stephanie Boshears. All the CHWs have completed sixteen credits of training and an extensive internship to prepare for their new careers. Welcome aboard!

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IMAA Celebrates Rochester Chamber 30 Years Membership with Ribbon Cutting

IMAA's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

IMAA’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

To celebrate its 30th year of “Building Bridges Between Cultures” IMAA was proud to host the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors for Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, September 4th. At the event, IMAA thanked the Chamber for its role in supporting collaboration and partnerships between non-profit and for-profit businesses in our community.

On the evening of September 12th, IMAA will host  the Pearl Gala at the International Event Center in Rochester. This fundraiser will be honoring IMAA’s 30th anniversary, and it will include a dinner, a silent auction, and a lot of fun.

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IMAA builds bridges between cultures by supporting people in transition through multicultural services

Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association (IMAA) is celebrating its 30th Anniversary of building bridges between cultures by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

Over that 30 years, Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association “IMAA” has created stability, supported success and built community for refugees and immigrants resettling in southeast Minnesota.

As a result, thousands of individuals and families have overcome barriers to achieve self-sufficiency and independence in their new home.

Refugees from countries around the world-Bhutan, Bosnia, Burma, Cambodia, Iraq, Laos, Somalia, Sudan, and Vietnam, to name a few-now call Rochester home. They have demonstrated strength, perseverance and courage in the face of remarkable hardship.

With the help of the committed IMAA staff and board of directors that reflects the demographic of arriving refugees and immigrants, IMAA builds a bridge to a better life.


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