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Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Wichita, KS, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


Panera Bread Company to host benefit night for IRC

May 2, 2018

Panera Bread Company to host benefit night for the IRC in Wichita.


IRC recognizes volunteers for their outstanding support

The IRC in Wichita is currently supported by a team of 55 active volunteers. Volunteers currently provide IRC staff assistance with case management, employment, Cultural Orientation (CO), Job Readiness Training (JRT), teaching ESL, youth and family mentoring and immigration services.


IRC to host Advocacy Workshop

The IRC will be hosting it's first advocacy workshop on Saturday, April 14th from 9:00am-12:00pm at the Rhatigan Student Center.


IRC Wichita to receive LDS commodities donations

The IRC in Wichita has been given a grant from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) to purchase household goods and groceries for IRC clients.


IRC hosts briefing for Kansas Legislators

On March 13th, the IRC hosted a briefing for Kansas legislators. The briefing received bipartisan support and more than 30 Kansas legislators attended.


IRC Wichita to host citizenship workshop

The IRC will host a citizenship workshop on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 from 9:30am-12:30pm.


Items needed for refugees in Wichita

The IRC accepts new or gently used items for refugees in Wichita.


Webinar: Addressing mental health and wellness for refugees in the US

March 22, 2018

Join this webinar briefing to gain insight into the experiences of refugees resettling to the United States and the impact on their mental and emotional health. Guests will hear from IRC staff who are creating unique wellness programs to help refugees flourish in their new country.


Welcome kits provide refugees with essential items

Prior to their arrival in Wichita, the IRC must set up a household that includes essential items for the arriving family. One way community members and organizations can contribute is to donate these goods which allows clients to to utilize limited resettlement funds on pressing needs such as rent and utilities as they work towards self-sufficiency.


IRC volunteer given DeVaughn James “Pay it Forward”award

Since coming on board as a English as a Second Language (ESL) Volunteer in 2016; IRC volunteer, Sheri has gone to great lengths to make the ESL classes a warm and inviting place where IRC clients are comfortable and actively  engage in classroom activities. Sheri works tirelessly to ensure that every detail attended to, always going the extra mile to add improve lesson plans and develop special activities that students have come enjoy.