News from Dallas, TX
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.
SPARK!ing Creativity Among Refugees & the Dallas Community
Thank you to Fleishman Hillard for your support of our refugee families!
SMU Leaders Host Second Refugee Computer Class
The IRC in Dallas is pleased to announced that after the success of our last refugee computer class in November with students from SMU’s School of Engaged Learning, other interested SMU leaders wanted to recreate the opportunity because of how impactful it was!
The Refugee Crisis - Global Challenges, Local Solutions
The Refugee Crisis - Global Challenges, Local Solutions was a discussion panel and Q&A session on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 4 p.m. CDT in the Miller Event Center on the SMU campus. Includes SMU Professor Rick Halperin with an introduction; and the panel was led by David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee; with Ryan Crocker, a former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait and Lebanon; and Clay Jenkins, Dallas county judge and community leader. The event was co-sponsored by the International Rescue Committee in Dallas (https://www.rescue.org/dallas) and the SMU Embrey Human Rights Program
Other ways to get involved in Dallas
There are many ways to get involved with the IRC's work in Dallas!
Spread the Word about Refugees and the IRC
Want to spread the word about making #RefugeesWelcome and also contribute more? There are various, creative ways to accomplish these goals simultaneously.
Donate to the IRC in Dallas
Private donations contribute greatly to the success of the IRC's work. Although we receive state and federal funding for initial resettlement and employment services, the assistance we provide to refugee families beyond their first few months in the U.S. would not be possible without community support.
Donate New or Gently-Used Items
The IRC in Dallas is committed to bringing our refugee clients from harm to home. As a part of that commitment, we provide them with necessities – such as clothing and household items – they will need to start rebuilding their lives here. To do this, the IRC relies on donated items from community partners that are passed into the hands of our clients free of charge either through our Donation Center or other donation events.
Internship Opportunities in Dallas
The IRC in Dallas offers a variety of unpaid internships for recent graduates and students currently enrolled in an educational institution.
"I knew I would always stand with refugees." Words from a GenR Member
GenR Dallas member, Hala, writes her thoughts on interpreting for a Syrian family home visit.
The IRC in Dallas Presents: A Concert for Refugees
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Dallas warmly invites you to join us for a free FriendRaising event in support of our work helping refugees rebuild their lives in Dallas.