To provide education and services to empower immigrants/refugees to be fully integrated into Minnesota’s growth and development.



NAAD envision immigrants and their children serving as leaders in Minnesota, while maintaining their cultural values and identity.

NAAD orients and provides culturally sensitive services to Minnesota’s recently arrived immigrants and refugees by addressing newcomers’ needs for employment, healthcare, immigration, and other supportive services.

NAAD believes that the educated, resilient, and talented immigrants and refugees are a valuable resource to grow Minnesota’s workforce and help it continue to be a leader in healthcare and education.



NAAD is guided by the following values:

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Interdependence
  • Perseverance, and to
  • Think globally, act locally



Board of Directors


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