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The National Institute & Association For Minorities (NIAM) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Founded in 2016, our mission is to support underprivileged youth, women and minorities.

About NIAM

We are a community made up of diverse backgrounds who have come together for one mission: to strengthen the communities that we live in.

We hope that those who we service will someday grow to become leaders in their own community. Make a difference in your own community with the support of NIAM. 

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2nd Annual NIAM Art Contest

NIAM is proud to support artists around the country who are inspired by Hmong history, culture and heritage. As part of our mission here at NIAM, we launched an annual art contest for artists to submit their works of art for a chance to win hundreds of dollars in prizes, with winners chosen by you and the general public.

Check out all of the submissions and cast your vote

2019 Winners

Latest News & Updates

5XEN Hmong Fashion Show & NIAM Best Hmong Outfit Fashion Contest

Dress in your traditional/modern Hmong outfit to enter in contest. DATE: October 3, 2020 TIME: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.LOCATION: 5XEN Marketplace, 6300 N. 76th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53218 *CATEGORIES[…]

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Winners of the NIAM Embroidery for Mothers

Congratulations to the Winners of the NIAM Embroidery Contest for Mothers 1st Place: Sanida Xiong2nd Place: Meyhlou Humblet and Hannah Mai Xiong (tie)3rd Place: Shoua Her Thank you to the[…]

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2020 NIAM Art Contest Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 NIAM Art Contest Winners Age Group: 5-121st Place: Zechariah Kue2nd Place: Madison Moua3rd Place: Zoe Moua Age Group: 13-171st Place: Cerina Chang2nd Place: Brooke Thao3rd Place:[…]

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