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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.


Salt Lake City celebrates refugees at Journey to the Wasatch

On April 16th, more than 150 humanitarians joined the IRC in Salt Lake City to celebrate 25 years of welcoming refugees in Utah and take action to support refugees and new Americans in our community.


Refugee Youth Interpreter Program pilot begins in Salt Lake City

In the first pilot program of its kind in the U.S., 15 refugee and new American youth at a Salt Lake area high school became interpreters—easing the language barrier between teachers and new American parents.


VITA makes tax filing easy and accessible for refugee families

This tax season, the IRC in Salt Lake City’s economic wellbeing program coordinated VITA tax clinics aimed to help refugee and new American populations navigate the U.S. tax system.


Goldman Sachs supports refugees during Women’s History Month

Goldman Sachs’ employees learned about IRC in Salt Lake City women’s empowerment programming and held a month-long donation drive in honor of Women’s History Month to support newly resettled refugees in our community.


Leadership program empowers Syrian refugee students

Two Syrian refugee students resettled by the IRC in Salt Lake City attended a cross-cultural summer leadership program in Washington, D.C. where they learned to share their story.


Meet Adele, a high school student teaching ESL to refugees

Adele dreams of teaching English in refugee camps. For now, she gains experience by volunteering at weekly ESL classes held at the IRC in Salt Lake City.


Aspiring entrepreneurs attend annual Food Entrepreneur Round Table

The annual Food Entrepreneur Round Table (FERT), hosted by Spice Kitchen Incubator, connects entrepreneurs from various backgrounds with tools and resources to start and grow their food businesses.


Health team raises cultural awareness during transports

More than just driving people to medical appointments, health transports provide the health team at the IRC in Salt Lake City an opportunity to educate about cultural awareness and advocate for newly arrived refugees.


Volunteers step up to make soccer try outs a reality

After settling into their new home, adjusting to their new school, learning English and making new friends, Arafate, Papi, Barudin and Reponse are ready to embark on a new adventure: trying out for their high school’s soccer team. Thanks to the efforts of our tireless volunteers, this is now a reality.


Join us at Journey to the Wasatch!

Journey to the Wasatch celebrates the refugees in our community who survive conflict and disaster to call Utah their home. This year, the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City looks back at 25 years of serving refugees in our community.