Multimedia Resources and Training Institute is a non-profit organization serving immigrant communities around Seattle and its vicinity. In the past, some of its projects were sponsored by a number of non profit organizations and groups including Yesler Community Technology Learning Center; Ethio Digital & IT Services (EDITS), Seattle Park & Recreation; and Seattle Community Access Network (SCAN). Currently, the Seatle Housing Authority (SHA), the City of Seattle Technology and neighborhood Matching Fund program funds the project; 4Culture, and Seattle Univeristy (SU), .
MMRTI was conceived in 2004 from a multimedia project at North Seattle Community College by a group of professionals and educators. Then by combining with Ethio Youth Media (EYM) TV program in 2006, it expanded its service to the larger immigrant youth community reflecting activities and issues that affect young people most. EYM is now continuing its programming and values in the YouTube channel by teaching young people how to broadcast and become future community leaders. .