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International Institute of
207 East Tallmadge Avenue
Akron Ohio 44310-3298
Founded in 1916, the International Institute of Akron (IIA) is a non-profit agency that provides services to the foreign-born in Akron and the Summit County, Ohio community. Our mission is to contribute to the well being of our community by creating and implementing programs and services to assist the foreign born to integrate into our society, to promote public awareness of the value of ethnic diversity, and to encourage international communication.
The International Institute of Akron is recognized by the United States Department of Justice Board of Immigration Appeals to represent the foreign born. Our immigration counselors are accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals and the US Department of Homeland Security to represent clients before the courts and the DHS. The International Institute of Akron is also a member of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI).
Call for Donations Can you help us? We are in need of blankets, towels, and pots/pans for our clients. Please call 330-376-5106 with any questions. Thank you for your generosity!
Interpreter Training - Please register for the Interpreter's Orientation workshop on April 11-12, 2013 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm). The fee is $100.00. Registration is open until April 5, 2013. Please click here for more information.
Free Citizenship Workshop - Saturday, June 15th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Need help applying for citizenship?
Volunteer attorneys will complete your application at this all-day event. Bring your green card and two passport photos. If you are receiving a means-tested benefit, bring documentation of the benefit in order to receive a waiver of the normal $680 filing fee. If fee-waiver eligible, bring a check or money order for $680 made payable tot Department of Homeland Security. To register for this event, call Rebecca Jenkins at 330-376-5106, ext. 15.
- We can help you pass the citizenship test!
The next session is April 9 - June 20th.
Intermediate Citizenship class: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30-10:00 a.m. or 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Beginning Citizenship class: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. or 7-8: 30 p.m.
classes are free and include N-400 interview practice, reading, writing
and civics instruction. Call Rebecca Jenkins at 330-376-5106, ext. 15
for more information. Students must have green cards. Provided by a
grant from the Department of Homeland Security.New Immigration Benefit - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) allows undocumented young adults between the ages of 15 - 31 who are in high school, have graduated high school, or are attending GED classes to obtain employment authorization. Call 330-376-5106, ext. 15 or 16 for more information.
Funded by the Corbin Foundation of Akron.
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