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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.


Asylees, asylum-seekers benefit from IRC services

The IRC works to serve a breadth of immigrant communities in Utah, including refugees, asylees, and asylum-seekers. Learn how the IRC in Salt Lake City specifically serves asylee and asylum-seeking families putting down roots in the Beehive State.


Parental access in schools leads to student success

For children to succeed academically and thrive in their schools, parent engagement is critical. Although parent access within schools may be limited for refugee parents at times, they work to make connections with teachers and support their children’s education.


IRC hosts Legislative Briefing in Utah

Early in February, the IRC in Salt Lake City hosted a Legislative Briefing on Utah’s participation in the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), in partnership with Catholic Community Services, the Refugee Services Office, and sponsored by Senator Daniel Thatcher.


Meet Qilan, a New Roots gardener

After gardening for two years with support from the IRC’s New Roots program, Qilan begins to dream of the future.


Resource Hub for asylum-seekers in Salt Lake City

The IRC in Salt Lake City offers a variety of services available to asylees and asylum-seekers free of charge, including employment assistance, tax filing support, immigration consultations and much more.


Citizenship Mentor

Support refugees and immigrants as they prepare to take the citizenship test and become American citizens.


Business Tax Volunteer

Support small business owners throughout the year with tax questions!


Housing Support Volunteer

New refugees are arriving and we need support with setting up their new homes. Be part of making refugees welcome in Utah!


New beginnings as students prepare for graduation

Whether applying for school or jumping into career opportunities, high school seniors participating in the IRC in Salt Lake City’s college & career readiness programming are learning to play to their strengths.


IRC looks ahead to local pandemic response in 2021

Wonder what’s happening behind the scenes at the IRC? Sheila Hubert, COVID Navigator in Salt Lake City, describes the IRC’s ongoing local response to the pandemic in support of refugee families and their communities.