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News from Salt Lake City, UT

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.


New Roots in Salt Lake City

As an essential part of our broader resettlement efforts, the New Roots program enables refugees to celebrate their heritage and nourish themselves and their neighbors by planting strong roots—literally—in their new communities.


Corporate & Partner Engagement in Salt Lake City

The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City maintains robust opportunities for local and national organizations to engage meaningfully in our local work and support the efforts of refugee, asylee, and new American families to positively integrate into our community.


Volunteer highlight: Amy & Raquel

Online Youth Tutors Amy and Raquel share about the relationships they've gained and the growth they have seen volunteering with students.


Volunteer highlight: James & Jack

Jack and James share their experiences of volunteering with the IRC in Salt Lake City's Tech Squad.


Volunteer highlight: Janet & Doug

Janet shares about the connections she has made volunteering at the front desk and as a Citizenship Tutor. Doug, a volunteer with New Roots, likes the hands-on work at the farm.


Chefs celebrate faith and food during Ramadan

Chefs with the Spice Kitchen Incubator program share their thoughts about the holy month of Ramadan and why they share food during a month of fasting.  


Recognizing IRC volunteers during National Volunteer Week

For National Volunteer Week this year, we gathered stories from several IRC volunteers about their experiences. Hear their stories and learn more about volunteering with the IRC in Salt Lake City.


Judge Memorial students tackle hands-on projects

From sophomores to seniors, students from Judge Memorial Catholic High School accomplished a number of large-scale projects helping the Utah Refugee Goat Project and the New Roots farm prepare for warmer weather.


Families access matched saving to reach goals

As refugee families and individuals work to build their assets including achieving homeownership, the IRC’s down matched savings program helps make these dreams a reality.


Advocacy at the IRC: the 2021 Utah Legislative Session

The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City actively participated in the 2021 Utah Legislative Session providing opportunities for refugees to shape policy outcomes and lead the way in making Utah a more welcoming state for all who live here.