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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.


We Stand with Black Lives Matter

The IRC in Boise is committed now more than ever to fighting racism and xenophobia in all its forms. Black lives matter, today and every day.


Idaho Celebrates World Refugee Day

On Saturday, June 20, refugee supporters from across the state came together for the 20th annual celebration of World Refugee Day.


Refugees in Idaho are a critical part of the COVID-19 response

Halyna and Nabila are two EVS technicians in Idaho working on the hospitals' first line of defense to keep our community safe.


Please support the IRC in Boise during Idaho Gives!

Idaho Gives, a two-week online giving campaign, is an opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe and help nonprofit organizations connect to the larger community. The campaign has now begun and will run through May 7, and this year, the IRC in Boise will be fundraising to support refugees who have been impacted by COVID-19.


REMOTE Volunteer Opportunity: Career Pathways Assistant

The Career Pathways Assistant will work on the career development team, within the Employment & Economic Wellbeing team, promoting client self-sufficiency and encouraging clients to work towards and reaching their long term career goals.


How the IRC in Boise is responding to COVID-19

The IRC in Boise is working hard to ensure refugee and immigrant communities have the information they need about COVID-19 to stay healthy, prevent community spread, and respond appropriately to symptoms. Despite significant modifications to program delivery, staff remain as committed as ever towards serving refugees and immigrants in Idaho.


COVID-19 info in 14 languages

Help ensure that information about COVID-19 is language-accessible. Please share the linked resources widely with our friends and neighbors in refugee and immigrant communities!


Apply now for our summer 2020 internship openings!

We are now accepting applications for the summer 2020 internship cohort with the IRC in Boise. Be the first to apply!


Seeing before reading: free eye clinic empowers English-language learners

Kate and Jeff Gibbons of Elmore County Eyecare bring a free eye clinic to the IRC in Boise, fitting almost 30 refugees and immigrants with a new pair of glasses.


Employment & economic wellbeing jumps into 2020

Here's what you should know about these emerging programs empowering refugees and immigrants in Idaho.