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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.


Casework Assistant

Help newly-arrived refugees learn how to pay their bills, apply for a Social Security Card, enroll in English Language Classes, and more...


Civic Tutor Coordinator

Help match citizenship-seekers with tutors trained to help them pass the citizenship test.


From Iraq, to Syria, to US Citizens

Amani Mansour and Samer Abdullah became US Citizens on January 31st, 2019, but their journey towards citizenship began long before, and many countries away from, that moment.


Webinar: Addressing the future of refugee resettlement in the US

March 7, 2019

Join this webinar briefing with the International Rescue Committee to learn about the current and future status of refugee resettlement in the US and hear about some of our special program to help refugees rebuild their lives. Resettlement is an important part of IRC’s work with refugees. Learn about the comprehensive services the IRC provides within the first months of a refugee’s arrival in the United States as well as the current state of refugee resettlement in the US.


Empowering job-seekers one laptop at a time

Through an enduring partnership with the City of Boise, the IRC in Boise empowers newly-arrived refugee clients to engage in their own job search and achieve self-sufficiency.


Career Programs Debuts Pre-Apprenticeship Collaboration

Twelve students compose the inaugural class of the IRC in Boise's collaborative Environmental Services Pre-Apprenticeship program, receiving the vocational English and job skills training necessary for their success in this medical field.


Fall RISE Together Swim Program!

RISE Together helps refugee youth learn basic water survival skills and helps connect them to ongoing swim lessons. Help with the fall cohort by accompanying youth to and supervising youth at swim lessons, and help transport youth home after.


Congratulations to our newest US citizens!

The IRC in Boise's Immigration team works tirelessly to help refugees and immigrants achieve protected immigration status, while proudly celebrating our newest US citizens.


Wylie Update

The IRC in Boise remains grateful to the Boise community for their ongoing support and compassion towards the refugee families affected in the attack at the Wylie St. Station Apartment Complex. Here is an update on the assistance provided.


Summer RISE Swim Program Expands

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