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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.


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


Rohingya Job Class Instructor

Run a job class for a small group of Rohingya refugees.


Boise Family Mentor!

Mentor a newly arrived refugee!


Employment & Economic Wellbeing Assistant

Assist the Employment department in helping refugees find jobs.


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. 


Let's RISE Together!

The International Rescue Committee is fundraising through the May 3 Idaho Gives to expand RISE Together swim programming to serve a larger population of refugee youth this summer. With your help we can RISE Together to make refugee children safer in and around water!


"The Lucky Ones" debuts at the Idaho Black History Museum

Join the IRC in Boise and the Idaho Black History Museum for the Boise debut of "The Lucky Ones," on Friday, April 13th, at 5:30pm. This poignant photo exhibit featuring refugee arrivals at the Boise airport in the wake of the Trump Administration's executive orders seeking to stem refugee arrivals into the U.S. The event debut will take place at the Idaho Black History Museum, with light refreshments and a brief program of welcome from the IRC in Boise Executive Director Julianne Donnelly Tzul and Idaho Black History Museum Director Phillip Thompson.