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News from Boise, ID

Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Boise, ID, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


Summer RISE Swim Program Expands

The RISE Together Swim Program has concluded its first year with a very successful series of summer lessons.


UPDATE: Victims of attack on Boise refugees

In the wake of the June 30th knife attack, the IRC in Boise would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has stepped forward to support the victims.


Help refugees hurt by the attack in Boise

Nine people were attacked at a Boise, Idaho apartment complex housing refugee families over the weekend, including six children. The IRC is supporting affected families and others in the community.


RISE Together Swim Lessons!

RISE Together's on-site swim lessons for refugee youth will have 3 cohorts this summer! We are in need of dozens of volunteers to help with outreach, registration, assisting on-site at swim lessons, assistant swim instructors, and water safety lecturers. Register here!


Boise Welcomes its Newest Barber

A refugee from Syria, Saddam worked incredibly hard against the odds to re-enter his profession. Now that he has obtained his barber license, Saddam is ready to build his clientele base here in Boise.


$7,000 Raised for the RISE Together Swim Program

Idahoans RISE to the challenge during Idaho Gives


Boise Family Mentor!

Mentor a newly arrived refugee!


Donations Specialist

Help our donations team distribute needed items to newly-arrived refugees.


Family Mentor Program Assistant

Help match refugee families with Boise mentors.


Spark Program Assistant

Assist our new vocational training program in the classroom.