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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.


A day in the life of Olga Mbongo, IRC caseworker

Olga Mbongo, a caseworker at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City, shares what brought her to the IRC and the surprises that come with her job.


IRC volunteers bring census resources to refugees

Spreading the word and spreading resources: volunteers at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City call refugees to provide more information about Census 2020.


Cultural Orientation re-oriented to a virtual environment

Danielle Parker, an AmeriCorps member, shares her process of adapting Cultural Orientation for newly arrived refugees during a time of physical distancing restrictions due to COVID-19.


Meet Flavia, a budding refugee writer

For the first time, Flavia, a budding writer resettled as a refugee by the IRC in Salt Lake City, is sharing her work with the community.


Joanne & H: More than words can tell

Speaking the same language is not a prerequisite for friendship for Joanne, a dedicated family mentor volunteer, who continues to build supportive relationships with newly arrived refugee families.


New Roots farmers celebrate Ramadan

New Roots farmers work to grow fresh food in urban farms for the wider community, all the while fasting to observe Ramadan.


Volunteers tutor youth while social distancing

During a time when everyone feels alone, volunteers ensure that refugee students feel supported as they finish their academic year and look ahead to future goals.


COVID-19 multilingual resources & information

In response to the COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City is working hard to ensure the refugees we serve, and other immigrants in the community, are informed about the virus.


Meet Patricia and Fabian, Venezuelan asylee journalists

When Patricia and Fabian traveled to the United States to seek asylum, they brought something to share with the local Venezuelan community.


Meet Joanne, more than a volunteer

When worlds collide, Joanne Stevenson, a family mentor volunteer, is there to help families adjust. And explain free candy.