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We welcome the world to create greater prosperity for all.

The Anna E. Crosslin Center for Multicultural Excellence connects the St. Louis community—individuals, community organizations and businesses alike—with the power of multiculturalism. Recognizing and embracing diverse identities and strengths across cultures makes our city and region stronger.

We promote inclusivity and multiculturalism because we know that embracing these values is key to growth, opportunity and prosperity for all. We invite you, your organization or business to join us on this journey.


Our Legacy

Named after the International Institute’s longtime CEO and multicultural thought leader, the Anna E. Crosslin Center for Multicultural Excellence creates the bridges connecting the many diverse cultures within St. Louis and centers the humanity at the root of cultures and their expressions.


By valuing the dignity and worth of every individual, we foster excellence within institutions across our community, including schools, businesses, organizations, communities, and ultimately ensure the greater region is welcoming to all and a place where every person can thrive.


Collective Journey

The Center for Multicultural Excellence offers individuals, community organizations and companies—small and large—to become members, aligning themselves with the value of multiculturalism. Becoming part of the Center for Multicultural Excellence will deepen your understanding and appreciation for the many unique cultures in St. Louis—while valuing the unique qualities of each individual—as we create a richer, more dynamic whole.

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We foster excellence by:

Showcasing the unique experiences, talents, expressions and strengths of the many cultures within the St. Louis region​

Providing experiential learnings and simulations to deepen understanding and expand horizons​

Serving as a resource hub for training and share knowledge on how to foster multicultural excellence

Granting access to a resource hub for training and knowledge to guide leaders and professionals in building more inclusive, connected, and engaged organizations and workforces to drive innovation and growth

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An Initiative of the International Institute of St. Louis

For more than a century, the International Institute of St. Louis has been the bridge connecting St. Louis to the world, welcoming generations of new St. Louisans from hundreds of countries across the globe. We provide opportunities for immigrants and refugees to thrive to create a more welcoming and prosperous St. Louis region for all.

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