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AKIN (Allies of Knoxville’s Immigrant Neighbors)
AKIN is a network of people in the Knoxville area who work to encourage dialogue about issues related to immigrants and refugees; to build better understanding among immigrants, refugees and members of local receiving communities; to support and learn from immigrant and refugee communities as they engage in civic and political life; to promote more just and reasonable policies toward immigration and asylum; and to foster a welcoming atmosphere in which all people are treated with dignity and respect and recognized for their positive contributions to the community.

American Muslim Advisory Council
The American Muslim Advisory Council is a 501c3 tax exempt organization. Our mission is to foster mutual trust and respect among all people through civic engagement, community building and media relations in order to protect all Tennesseans from prejudice and targeted violence.

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Arab American Club of Knoxville
Like most all of us who inhabit this region, we are immigrants or descendants of immigrants. We are a diverse membership that traces its evolution from the Arab World to Southern Appalachia. We are Egyptian, Iraqi, Jordanian, Lebanese, Palestinian, Syrian heritage, and more. We are, for the most part, Christian and Muslims. Like many others who have come to be here, we have brought our traditions, been influenced, and have influenced. And like most people living in our area, it is great to be a Tennessee Vol! The Arab American Club seeks to provide a bridge of our heritage to our members while advancing cultural understanding to our Knoxville community.

201 Kingston Pike
Suite 6-312
Knoxville, TN 37919

Bridge Refugee Services
Bridge Refugee Services is an ecumenical 501(c)3 nonprofit agency, operating in Knoxville and Chattanooga, and is committed to providing protection and assistance in refugees’ inspiring journey "from despair to dignity". We recognize their plight, resilience and willingness to join our community and make it their own.

3839 Buffat Mill Road    
Knoxville, TN 37914
Executive Director: Drocella Mugorewera,

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee Office of Immigrant Services
The Office of Immigrant Services provides low-cost assistance for those who cannot afford an attorney. Services include: Petitioning for family members, Adjustments of status, Renewing work permits, Citizenship and naturalization, and Affidavits of support Replacement of immigration documents.

119 Dameron Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
Contact: Alessandra Ceccarelli, 865-971-3550 or

Centro Hispano
Centro Hispano is a welcoming community center, serving as a source of essential information and as a gathering place for the civic participation of Hispanics in our community.  We bring positive change to the community facilitating its integration to East Tennessee.

2455 Sutherland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37919
Contact: Claudia Caballero,

Diocese of Knoxville Hispanic Ministry Office
The Hispanic Ministry Office promotes the integral growth of all members of the Hispanic community, creating leadership through organization, formation, and participation; to live our faith, evangelizing in all our surroundings, embracing our brothers and sisters, recognizing our cultural diversity, improving our quality of life in solidarity to continue, in this way, the mission of Jesus to create the reign of God on earth.

805 Northshore Drive Southwest
Knoxville, TN 37919
Director: Blanca Primm,

East Tennessee Civil Rights Working Group
ETCRWG is an informal networking group of community leaders, civil rights advocates, area law enforcement agency representatives, and concerned citizens.  It was founded on the principle that unity is our greatest asset in ensuring the civil rights of all persons in East Tennessee.

Contact: Joyce McCants, 865-602-7250 or

Hindu Community Center of Knoxville
The Hindu Community Center is the pinnacle of success for the Hindu community and will remain so for many years. This center will be a unifying force in the community and symbol of that unity. Our dream has finally been realized in the completion of our Hindu Community Center.

8580 Hickory Creek Rd
Lenoir City, TN 37771

HoLa (Hora Latina)
A nonprofit organization promoting “unity in the community” by building bridges between Latinos and the larger community.

100 South Gay Street, Suite 109
Knoxville, TN 37912
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 32192
Knoxville, TN 37930
President: Pedro Tomás,  

Knoxville Chinese Culture
A portal website promoting Chinese culture in Knoxville and East Tennessee.

Knoxville Internationals Network (KIN)
One City. Many Nations. One Family. KIN rallies Metro Knoxville to love internationals living among us as family and integrate them into a life of dignity, purpose and hope.
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Knoxville Area Korean Association
The Knoxville Area Korean Association was established to share information and communicate among Koreans in the Knoxville Area in Tennessee. 

6859 Harvest Grove Lane
Knoxville, TN 37918

Knoxville Turkish Cultural Center (KTCC)
KTCC is a unit of Society of Universal Dialogue (SUD) Inc., is a 501(c)3 public charity, nonprofit organization to promote respect and mutual understanding through partnerships with other religious and intercultural organizations and through creating platforms where communities can get together, share and exchange various perspectives in an environment of mutual understanding, appreciation and friendship.

7035 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37909

Latino Task Force
The Latino Task Force [LTF] is dedicated to linking Latinos with organizations and businesses for the promotion of strong and unified communities

Contact: Rosy Noriega,

Muslim Community of Knoxville
Promotes the unity of God through service, education and inspiration.

100 13th Street
Knoxville, TN 37916-1525

Sodela (Solidarity Development and Light Association) 
Our mission is to address issues of concern to the community of refugees and immigrants in the state of Tennessee and promote understanding and appreciation of refugee and immigrant culture for the American people.

President, Nihazi D .Samuel - 865 924-4892
Chairman, Prosper Ndarurinze - 865 836-0872

4230 Plummer Drive
Knoxville TN 37918

Tennessee Immigrant Empowerment Solutions (TIES)
TIES is a board-governed organization focused primarily but not exclusively on assisting immigrants to acquire the necessary skills to achieve personal success within our society. 

Sacred Heart School
711 Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919

Tennessee Immigrants and Refugees Rights Coalition (TIRRC)
TIRRC is a statewide, immigrant and refugee-led collaboration whose mission is to empower immigrants and refugees throughout Tennessee to develop a unified voice, defend their rights, and create an atmosphere in which they are recognized as positive contributors to the state.

Contact: Stephanie Teatro, 615-833-0384 or

University of Tennessee International Student Organizations
Student organizations are an important part of student life at The University of Tennessee. Organizations with an international focus include: African Student Association, Asian American Association, Bangladesh Student Association, Chinese Culture Club, German Club, Chinese Students and Scholars Association, CLIP – The Portuguese Language Club, Indian American Association, Indian Student Association (Manthan), Iranian Student Association at UT, Korean Graduate Student Association, Latin American Student Organization, Middle Eastern Student Association, Native American Student Association, Nepali Student Association, Russian Language and Culture Club, Saudi Arabia Student Association, Turkish Student Association, and Vols Japanese Culture Association.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. USCIS seeks to secure America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system.