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Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City, UT, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


Boy Scouts build out Community Garden!

Our New Roots community garden program worked with the Burmese Karen/Karenni Boy Scout Troop of Utah, a troop consisting solely of refugee boy scouts, to build out the garden infrastructure at the new Central Valley Garden.


Ridha speaks at Sesame Workshop gala

On Wednesday, May 31st, Ridha, a 17-year old Iraqi refugee resettled in Salt Lake City alongside his two brothers and parents, described his experience and the support of the IRC at Sesame Street’s 15th annual benefit gala.


An Evening with Michael Pollan

June 29, 2017

Join Barebones Living for an evening with environmental journalist and NY Times best-selling author, Michael Pollan, to benefit the IRC in Salt Lake City's refugee farm and gardening program, New Roots.


Items needed for refugees in Salt Lake City

The IRC in Salt Lake City is committed to supporting newly arrived refugees on their journey from harm to home. As a part of that commitment, we provide refugees with the basics they will need to start rebuilding their lives here in the U.S.


Take Action: Tell Congress To Fight For Refugees

Please stand with us and urge your elected officials to fight for refugees. Take Action Week is June 12th- June 16th!


Support Spice Kitchen entrepreneurs!

Spice Kitchen Incubator entrepreneurs are coming to a farmers market near you. Learn where you can find some of your favorite entrepreneurs this summer!


Mother's Day celebrated with Goldman Sachs

The IRC’s Maternal & Child Health program invited eight refugee mothers who gave birth over the past year to celebrate their first Mother’s Day with their new American citizens and receive a bit of special treatment.


Welcoming Communities Transatlantic Exchange welcomes German Delegation

Last month, the IRC in Salt Lake City participated in hosting a delegation of visitors from Germany through the Welcoming Communities Transatlantic Exchange (WCTE), an exchange program for leaders from the U.S. and Germany who work to integrate refugees and immigrants into their local communities.


Iranian refugee paints a new life in Salt Lake City

Heydar’s passion for all forms of art encompassed visual arts, music and theater. Last month, Heydar, an Iranian refugee who arrived to Utah in March 2016, displayed a selection of his paintings at the IRC’s annual fundraising event, Journey to the Wasatch.


Join our team this summer!

We have a variety of paid positions available with a number of programs. Learn more!