The IRC in Denver recently established a Client Advisory Committee at the local level. This new initiative, led by IRC in Denver’s Racial Equity Collective (REC), has the goal to form two local advisory subcommittees - one for male clients and one for female clients - to ensure gender equity by opening up channels to discuss the development, implementation, evaluation, and improvement of IRC in Denver’s programs.


On Saturday, April 8th, the first CAC meeting was held in the IRC's office in Denver with 15 members (8 women and 7 men) from diverse countries of origins, spoken languages, education/vocational backgrounds, abilities, and ages, including youth representation. 

“I joined the CAC because I think that I can strengthen the voices of those who are in need to be heard, so that IRC's services are better for those who are going to be under it's protection. I can tell about their challenges and concerns so that they can be better helped.”

shared one member of the CAC. All members strive to amplify client voices in decision-making through providing continuous feedback on IRC services and advocating for the needs of their community. 

"Representing the CAC means striving to promote mindfulness, awareness, and action towards racial equity within our workplace and community." 

stated a CAC member. 

If you are interested in learning learning more or joining CAC, please contact Community Engagement Coordinator Ndeye Ndao at [email protected]