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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.


Save the Date: Journey to the Wasatch 2019

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.


Health mentors open doors as refugees access healthcare 

Health mentor volunteers are an invaluable resource for newly arrived refugee families and individuals—through in-home visits, mentors teach about the healthcare system in the U.S., ultimately guiding families and individuals towards long-term wellbeing and self-sufficiency.


Meet Abdul Bari: founder and president of his school's robotics team

Within a year of arriving in Salt Lake City, Abdul Bari noticed a need in his school and took action: he started a robotics club focused on inclusion, where 90% of club members come from a refugee or immigrant background.


Refugees learn about financial systems in the U.S.

At the Financial Access and Integration for Refugees, or Money FAIR, three local banks provided financial resources to over 20 New American and refugee attendees—offering advice on opening a bank account, banking in the U.S. and options for taking out loans.


New Roots gardeners share experience through PhotoVoice

Nine New Roots gardeners took photos to document the impacts the program has on their lives as part of a participatory action research method, PhotoVoice.


New American Holiday Gift Baskets a success for entrepreneurs

The IRC in Salt Lake City proudly works with an increasing number of aspiring entrepreneurs who continue expanding their small businesses. This holiday season, they offered unique gift baskets to the community.


Webinar: Addressing the future of refugee resettlement in the US

March 7, 2019

Join this webinar briefing with the International Rescue Committee to learn about the current and future status of refugee resettlement in the US and hear about some of our special program to help refugees rebuild their lives. Resettlement is an important part of IRC’s work with refugees. Learn about the comprehensive services the IRC provides within the first months of a refugee’s arrival in the United States as well as the current state of refugee resettlement in the US.


Creminelli Fine Meats partners with Spice Kitchen Incubator

Spice Kitchen Incubator began a valuable partnership with Creminelli Fine Meats, a local artisan charcuterie business. Creminelli invited Spice entrepreneurs and staff to attend engaging workshops tailored to the needs of refugee and new American entrepreneurs.


New American students find their voice with Utah artist

Through a creative workshop, students find a way to express themselves, take control of their narrative and find a comfortable way of re-telling stories they are repeatedly asked to share.


Cotopaxi's Giving Tuesday ESL Class

On Giving Tuesday, our friends at Cotopaxi joined us in support of our regular evening ESL class: eight Cotopaxi volunteers worked with four devoted ESL volunteers to lead a class of 15 focused on digital literacy and ESL.