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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.


IRC volunteers receive recognition from Utah Lt. Governor

The Utah Lieutenant Governor's office and the Commission on Service and Volunteerism awarded Volunteer Recognition Certificates to Nan and Sage, both of whom volunteer with the IRC in Salt Lake City’s small business program.


Spice Kitchen at your local (farmers) market

Learn where you can find Spice Kitchen Incubator entrepreneurs this summer at local markets and farmers markets.


NABA volunteers at financial literacy classes

Earlier this year, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City partnered with the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) to provide personalized support to refugees enrolled in the our Individualized Development Account (IDA) program who are required to attend financial literacy classes.


The IRC celebrates World Refugee Day in Utah

On June 23rd, Salt Lake City celebrated World Refugee Day at Fairmont Park in Sugarhouse. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City increased its presence at the celebration this year, organizing both the Global Marketplace and a portion of the New American food booths.


Goldman Sachs empowers refugee women

Earlier this month, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City’s economic wellbeing team welcomed eight Goldman Sachs Community Teamworks (CTW) volunteers who helped host a Refugee Women’s Economic Empowerment Workshop for 19 refugee women interested in entrepreneurship and financial literacy.


Microbusiness Mentor

Mentor a New American entrepreneur as they navigate and overcome common obstacles on their path to opening a business, contributing to our community, and reaching self-sufficiency.


Family Nutrition Access (WIC) Volunteer

Support our maternal & child health program by helping new and soon-to-be mothers access healthy foods through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) benefit program.


Noella becomes a U.S. citizen

In May 2018, Noella received her U.S. citizenship after months of studying with an IRC volunteer. Congratulations, Noella!


Hanifa’s dream, one stitch at a time

Earlier this month, Hanifa, a single mother of two from Afghanistan, launched her custom clothing and accessory business, H & A Designs, with the help of the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City’s small business program.


Share a Smile provides dental care to refugees

In May 2018, Share a Smile provided almost $35,000 in free dental care to 26 newly arrived refugee adults in need.