IMAA Thanks the Sponsors of Walk Around the World 2016




  • Rochester Community & Technical College

  • Winona State University – Rochester



  • Pho Chau Restaurant



  • Olmsted Medical Center



  • Herold Flags
  • Caribou Coffee
  • Asian Pacific Market
  • Dunn Brothers Coffee
  • Great Harvest Bread Co.
  • Hampton Inn
  • Victoria’s Ristorante & Wine Bar
  • Rochester Public Library
  • El Carambas Mexican Restaurant


Check out the links to all the great Walk Around the World coverage from our local media:


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Post Bulletin


Walk Around the World 2016!

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Walk Around the World is an annual event hosted by IMAA in recognition of World Refugee Day. The event raises awareness of the situation of refugees around the world, and celebrates the accomplishments of refugees and immigrants in our community. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public! It features ethnic food and product vendors, agency booths, cultural/educational booths, cultural performances, and fun activities.


Saturday, June 4th

11:00 am – 2:00pm

Rochester Community & Technical College Field House


There will be food vendors from Lazeez, Blue Diamond Indian Restaurant and El Sueno Mexican Restaurant!


The whole family will enjoy fun activities for the kids!


The Rochester Police Department will bring their patrol car, and K-9 officers will be performing a demonstration!


The entertainment will include performances by the Anuak tribe of Ethiopia and South Sudan, the RCTC Drum Ensemble and many folk and classical dances from various cultures around the world!


IMAA thanks the following sponsors of Walk Around the World 2016:


  • Rochester Community & Technical College
  • Winona State University


  • Pho Chau Vietnamese Restaurant


  • Olmsted Medical Center

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.

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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