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Vol. 7, No. 1 January 2017
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4 Hands City Wide Proceeds Benefit IISTL
January 1 - March 31
A portion of every City Wide purchase will go to IISTL. Details here.

4 Hands Launch Party
February 1 - 6 pm at 4 Hands Brewery, 1220 S. 8th St., 63104
$1 of every draft beer sold will benefit IISTL, including City Wide. Silent auction and raffle prizes on-hand. Details here.

Music for Good Benefit Concert
February1 - 8 pm
Ball Park Village - Singer/songwriter Tony Caradonna will present an original mix of country, rock, and folk music. 100% of ticket sales will go to benefit IISTL and Joe's Place. Details here.

Grantsmanship Training
March 20-24, Daily
Join us for a superlative 5-day training program for new and high-level fundraisers. Offered by the renowned Grantsmanship Training Center and hosted at IISTL. Scholarships are available. Early Bird Discount is February 6! Details here.

IISTL Annual Trivia Night
March 24, 6:30 pm
Start gathering your trivia friends for a table. Sponsorships also available. For more information, click here.

The International Golf Tournament & Dinner
June 5, 1 pm
Sponsorships available. For more information, click here.

Tours of IISTL
Last Wednesday monthly, 10 am
Click here for reservation form. Group tours for more than five visitors can be arranged at other times with adequate advance notice. Also use the form for such requests.

Other News!
Rent event spaces at IISTL!
With our new campus comes new meeting spaces. If you are looking for a space to hold a small meeting or a large event, we may have what you are looking for. For rates and room sizes please visit our rental page.
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Community Potluck Volunteers Sought
Sharing a meal with New Americans
In 2016, community groups prepared and served three lunches to welcome newcomer immigrants and refugees. Foreign-born guests dined on Stroganoff, Mostaccioli, Tetrazzini, Fried Chicken and other all-American dishes.
The International Institute is recruiting as many as 40 groups in 2017 to prepare and share a lunch meal with newly arrived refugees from The Congo, Syria, Iraq, Nepal and elsewhere. Each event attracts 100 guests, usually students in the Institute's English classes.
Eight Community Potlucks are planned for this year at Noon on January 26, February 23, March 30, April 27, May 25, July 27, September 28 and October 26. Groups can select from the dates on a first-come basis.
Multiple groups are being recruited for each event to prepare and serve a portion of the meal as well as to provide hospitality to the refugee guests. All lunches will be hosted in the Institute's cafeteria.
Students Propose Uses for IISTL Site
Envisioning a different look for 3654 S Grand Blvd.
One architecture student proposed an arts and recreation complex with residential units.
On December 15, seven graduate architecture students from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University proposed a variety of creative designs as they re-envisioned the use of the Institute's previous facility at 3654 S Grand Blvd. Proposed uses all included residential housing plus a second use, ranging from job training, to arts and recreation, to a community center.
The students, working under the director of Professor Catalina Freixas, studied the environment and the housing needs of our local immigrant population. They presented their designs in an all-day seminar which was followed by an introduction to the community and friends of the Institute.
"It was intriguing to hear the student's thoughts and to learn more about their creative approaches," said Anna Crosslin, Institute CEO. "There are a multitude of ways that this property can remain a thriving centerpiece in the redevelopment of this stretch of S. Grand."
Allen Elected to IISTL Board
Building our leadership capacity
Charles Allen

Charles C. Allen has joined the Institute's Board of Directors.
Allen is Global IT Infrastructure Program Director for Bunge North America. He joined Bunge in 1995, filling a variety of roles in the US and overseas, most recently based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Prior experience includes a 10-year stint with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Inc. where he rose to the position of Deputy Director. In addition to English, Allen speaks fluent French and Russian as well as functional Spanish.