Mission: International House promotes international understanding by serving as a center for diversity, advocating for people of diverse national backgrounds and facilitating professional and cultural exchange programs.
Results: In 2012, International House: -Served 1,058 low-income clients through the Ginter Legal Clinic. -Provided education programs to 575 adults and 145 children from 49 countries. -Brought 29 groups of international visitors to Charlotte, including 234 business leaders from 81 countries. -Facilitated weekly conversation hours in eight different languages with 200 individuals. -Moved to its new home at the Midwood Int’l & Cultural Center, raising $188,930 in private donations.
Target demographics: International & immigrant community in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.
Programs: Immigration Law Clinic: International House provides affordable immigration assistance to low-income individuals. Cultural Programs: International House enriches the community through cross-cultural programs, events and volunteerism. Education: International House enhances language and cultural competency through diverse learning opportunities. Citizen Diplomacy: Each year, International House welcomes hundreds of distinguished visitors from around the world to Charlotte.