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


Youth Voices: Thank You Mama

Read the fourth installment of our Youth Voices, written by Edom Fissehaye, a recent graduate from Richland Collegiate High School.


Refugee Girls Experience Prom Magic

In partnership with Dallas CASA, 16 high school girls resettled in Dallas experienced the magic of prepping for prom season.


Youth Voices: From Burma to BOMLA

Read the third installment of our Youth Voices, written by Mohamad Faizal, who is now a student at the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy in Dallas.


IRC's Texas Offices Celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week. See how the IRC's Texas offices celebrated their volunteers this year!


Staff Spotlight: Chaundra Finley-Merrell, LMSW

Meet Chaundra Finley-Merrell, LMSW, the Mental Health Coordinator for the IRC in Dallas.


Recently Resettled Refugee Races in Half Marathon

Former competitive runner places 2nd in his division in the 2018 Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon, only four months after resettling in Dallas.


Youth Voices: International Poetry Day

Youth Voices, Issue 2: March 21 is World Poetry Day, and we are highlighting poems written by two middle school students, who were both resettled in Dallas.


GenR: Dallas

Be a Force for Change in the Dallas area.


Webinar: Addressing mental health and wellness for refugees in the US

March 22, 2018

Join this webinar briefing to gain insight into the experiences of refugees resettling to the United States and the impact on their mental and emotional health. Guests will hear from IRC staff who are creating unique wellness programs to help refugees flourish in their new country.


Youth Voices: An Essay on the Importance of Representation

In the first installation of Youth Voices, a Dallas high school student, resettled by the IRC in 2013, pens an essay on the importance of African and African American historical representation in school.