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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.


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.


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


Job Class Instructor

Help teach a vocation-training class to newly-arrived refugees!