News from Phoenix, AZ
Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Phoenix, AZ, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.
Child Watch Volunteer
The Child Watch Volunteer would supervise and interact with children at play.
Determination, Independence, and Self-Reliance
Chicha Saleh is an example of the determination of refugees to make a better life for themselves in the United States. For Chicha, a better life means independence and self-reliance for her and her 10-year old son, Cristiano.
Do you speak English and another language? Want to help refugees and immigrants connect with schools, hospitals, and businesses? The IRC in Phoenix is looking for paid interpreters!
Expanded Program Empowers Parents and Prepares Children
Aysar is the first Parent Coach in the expanded Parent Coach Program, which expanded in October 2017 with the help of a generous investment from the IBIS Foundation. The Parent Coach supports parents in guiding the development of their children, ages 0-5. Key behaviors and skills learned during early childhood can have an impact on a child’s success in school, and ultimately in life.
Fresh Food and Fresh Opportunity
Tek is a refugee from Bhutan. Since resettling in Phoenix in 2009, he has found success as the owner of ABC Mart, a local grocery store. ABC Mart is one of the partners of the IRC in its Healthy Corner Store Initiative to provide fresh produce to refugees and other low-income Americans.
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Webinar: Addressing mental health and wellness for refugees in the US
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.
Making refugees welcome is an American tradition
Phoenix and America must, day in and day out, live up to the legacy, and the strength, of our “common immigrant heritage.”
The World Bazaar: Celebrating the Vibrant Culture of Phoenix
The Phoenix World Bazaar returned for the holiday season on December 2nd, 2017! Attendees celebrated the vibrant culture of Phoenix with vendors from around the world providing specialty cuisines, crafts, and entertainment.
Building Credit: IRC loan officer recognized for outstanding work
Phyllis Korogodsky, a loan officer with the IRC in Phoenix, was recently recognized by the Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) with a resolution at their quarterly board meeting. The resolution read: “...[T]he CEO Board recognizes and thanks Phyllis Korogodosky for her exceptional service in her role as a Loan officer and Financial Coach for refugees in Arizona.” CEO is a subsidiary of the IRC that offers participants access to a range of affordable financial products that can accelerate clients’ upward economic mobility. Recently certified by the U.S. Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), the Center offers credit-building, auto, and business loans to low-income borrowers.