News from Tucson, AZ
Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Tucson, AZ, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.
Citizenship Fair Volunteers
Volunteers assist in the citizenship fair and filling out applications with training from the IRC's Immigration and Citizenship Services.
"Walk a Mile in a Refugee's Shoes" Volunteer - Planning Committee
Volunteers assist in a planning committee for the "Walk a Mile in a Refugee's Shoes" event; a simulation exercise for individuals to gain insight into the lives of refugees around the world.
"Walk a Mile in a Refugee's Shoes" Volunteer - Day of Event
Volunteers assist in hosting a simulation exercise for individuals to gain insight into the lives of refugees around the world.
Employer Highlight: JAM Culinary Concepts
The Tucson branch of the International Rescue Committee is honored to enjoy a partnership with JAM Culinary Concepts to assist in the placement of newly arrived refugees in employment. Employment and economic empowerment are integral to refugees self-sufficiency in the United States.
A Family Reunites
For the first time ever, Seare, a father and a refugee from Eritrea embraces his five year-old son. At long last, his dream of reuniting with his family comes true.
Employer Highlight: Bisbee Breakfast Club
The IRC in Tucson is honored and grateful to work with the Bisbee Breakfast Club, and its owner, Terry Kyte, who provides newly arrived refugees the opportunity to work. The Bisbee Breakfast Club is one of the 23 local employers the IRC’s Economic Empowerment Unit partners with to help refugees secure their first jobs in the United States.
Center for Well-being - Sewing Volunteer
The Center of Well-being is in need of a volunteer to teach a women’s sewing class.
Meet the Tucson IRC Interns
Meet the interns currently working at the Tucson IRC branch!
College student raises support for refugees in Tucson
As part of the Happiness Challenge, University of Arizona student, Fiona Davey, organized a dinner fundraiser, encouraging family, friends and neighbors to stand with refugees.
Family Mentor/ESL Tutor
Volunteers are paired with a refugee family and visit their home once a week to help them practice important life skills and improve English skills.