The Center for International Education

A nonprofit organization

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What We Do

For 47 years, we have been creating an array of multimedia, multicultural projects with people of all ages for audiences of all ages all over the world.

Our activities are divided into three parts: teaching artist residencies, photographic projects, and video production.

We teach people of all ages how to make videos.
Photo by Mike Hazard

What You Will Support

Your donations will support our work in progress. A current focus is Peace House People. It is a documentary photography project to portray a year in the life of people at a homeless shelter.  

Peace House People will be an artist book and an exhibition of picture stories 
which document a year in the life of a homeless shelter in Minneapolis.
Peace House is known as the living room of Franklin Avenue.
 Photo of John and Steve by Mike Hazard

One video in progress is The Jewel Boxes: Louis Sullivan. It is an essay on the idea of organic architecture. The documentary uses the seven small town bank buildings which Sullivan designed as variations to illumine a theme.

Sullivan called his banks "the jewel boxes." The video will show how
people live with and love these beautiful buildings.
Photo by Mike Hazard


Since 1972, we have been creating a diverse range of cultural work from live performances in theaters and parks to art exhibitions in museums, libraries and other public spaces to television broadcasts.

We have pioneered the unusual, from videos made hands on
with students at the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind
to photo shows with immigrants which are cued with QR codes to the web.
Photo by Mike Hazard

Notably, The Center has produced seven documentaries directed by Mike Hazard that have been nationally telecast on PBS. In addition, we have made 188 videos that play on social media.

The Organization

The Center is a lean and meaningful micro-nonprofit with only one regular employee, Mike Hazard, and a lively board of directors. We contract with many talented individuals and collaborate with many organizations to create each special project with panache.

We Come from the Flower, our multimedia exhibition
with Hmong American farmers, has been traveling all over.
Photo by Mike Hazard

Organization Information


The Center for International Education

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743 Fillmore Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413



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