Anna Crosslin, a leader for the St. Louis Immigrant Community reflects on her journey and becoming one of the most prominent leaders in the STL immigrant community.

Anna Crosslin, President and CEO of the International Institute of St. Louis recently announced her retirement from the International Institute of St. Louis (IISTL) after 42 years of service.

The IISTL, which celebrated its 100th anniversary last November, is St. Louis’s hub for immigrant services and community engagement. More than 6,000 foreign-born from 80 countries receive valuable integrative services, including English classes, job placement, career path services, counseling and small business development services including microloans. IISTL also produces the popular Festival of Nations each summer in Tower Grove Park.

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