News from Wichita, KS
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.
Job Club Volunteer
Volunteers will work one-on-one with clients with all aspects of the job search, including resume writing, cover letter writing, searching for opportunities, submitting applications, networking, and anything else required to secure employment.
Wichita Refugee Forum - Engaging Refugee & Immigrant Parents
Young-chan Han is an English Learner/Title III Specialist with the Maryland State Department of Education. Young-chan Han immigrated from Korea in 1973. For 20+ years, she has built the capacity of educators to effectively engage immigrant families in education. Her "Stages of Immigrant Parent Involvement" has been shared across the country and many districts have adapted this model in planning intervention supports for immigrant families.
Parking is available in the garage on the NW corner of Waco & 1st St. Please park on floors 3-6.
How to make sure Kansas welcomes refugees
Take action now to show your support for refugee resettlement in Kansas and ensure refugees continue to feel welcome in our state.
Wichita launches H.O.M.E. Program
Moving to a new country can be an overwhelming and isolating experience for anyone. Refugees who are forced to flee their homes due to conflict, violence and/or persecution face particularly acute cultural, emotional and financial challenges during the resettlement process. IRC's HOME Program pairs volunteer groups with refugee families to help ease their transition into life in the U.S. through mentorship and financial and material support.
We invite you to donate new warm blankets from now until the end of December 2019 to ensure our families are prepared for the winter. Show your support for refugees in Wichita by participating in our Winter Blanket Drive!
Film Screening: FOR SAMA
FOR SAMA follows the life of a young mother and her daughter through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria. The screening will be followed by an open discussion about the Syrian crisis and the plight of refugees worldwide facilitated by IRC in Wichita Executive Director, Michele Green.
New arrival finds work helping other refugees
In September 2018, a man from the DRC arrived in Wichita, Kansas with his wife and four children. Today, he and his wife work full time, all their children attend school and the family has purchased their own car. Now he is giving help to other refugees.
October 23 - Buffalo Wild Wings gives back to refugees
On October 23, Buffalo Wild Wings will give 10 percent of your total check back to supporting refugees in Wichita. Simply state that you want to support refugees and the IRC in Wichita during your dinner.
Free Citizenship Workshops a Success
The IRC in Wichita’s Immigration Department provides free and low-cost immigration services to both refugees and the Wichita community. Every month a free workshop at the IRC in Wichita is held to assist eligible permanent residents complete their applications for U.S. citizenship.
Thank you, Kansas, for welcoming refugees
During the months of July and August, the IRC in Wichita received an outpouring of love from Kansans all over the state. When we welcome refugees, they shape the world for the better. We thank you for being the proof that a connected and welcoming world creates opportunities for us all.