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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.


Top 5 Ways to Make Refugees Welcome

Utah remains committed to being a welcoming community for the world’s refugee population—get involved and send a message of hope to refugees arriving to the Beehive State!


Group Volunteer Opportunities in Salt Lake City

The IRC in Salt Lake City offers several group volunteer opportunities ranging from group work days at our New Roots farm or garden sites, helping out at the Goat Ranch, cleaning up Spice Kitchen and more. Gather your colleagues, friends, family or church group and get involved!


Discover Food fundraises for Spice Kitchen Incubator

Our friends at Creminelli Fine Meats, Traeger Grills and Harmon's Grocery Stores are hosting the first ever Discover Food Festival on June 7th in support of the IRC’s Spice Kitchen Incubator and their move to a new commercial kitchen space. RSVP today!


IRC in Salt Lake City welcomes new executive director

Natalie El-Deiry, former deputy director who co-founded Spice Kitchen Incubator and strived to expand and deepen other strategic initiatives, started in her new role as executive director in April 2019.


Group Volunteer Opportunities

The IRC in Salt Lake City offers several team oriented volunteer opportunities. These activities range from group work days at a refugee garden or ranch to organizing a fundraising event.


New Roots participants prepare for the growing season

Through a community garden, farm incubator program and farmers market, New Roots assists resettled refugees integrate into their new community and become self-sufficient.


Mother’s Day brunch honored refugee moms

The IRC in Salt Lake City’s health team hosted a Mother’s Day brunch in honor of ten hardworking refugee moms.


Energy Ambassadors educate community on efficiency practices

The IRC in Salt Lake City is proud to partner with Empower SLC to educate the refugee and new American populations we serve on reducing energy consumption & lowering energy costs along the way.


Home buying made accessible through down payment assistance program

The IRC in Salt Lake City’s down payment assistance program helped five refugee and New American families to become our county’s newest home owners.


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.