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.
IRC to host Citizenshipworks event
The IRC will be hosting a Citizenshipworks event on July 28th from 10:00am-2:00pm. To pre-register call the IRC at 316-361-2794
IRC’s Advocacy Coordinator working to increase cap on refugee admissions featured on KMUW report.
The IRC's Advocacy Coordinator has been meeting with community groups and members of the Legislature and Congress to build support for refugees in the state.
Wichita Mayor Proclaims June 20th World Refugee Day in Wichita
City of Wichita Mayor, Jeff Longwell proclaimed June 20th, 2018 to be World Refugee Day in Wichita
IRC client finds a small reminder of home in Wichita
One afternoon, a new client Abdul traveled with Carey Hobart, a volunteer from Bike Walk Wichita (BWW), to pick out bikes for he and his family. Along the way, Abdul began to describe his home in Afghanistan and the bicycle shop that he owned
What is World Refugee Day and why should we care?
This year, World Refugee Day is on June 20th, 2018. According to AwarenessdaysUK, World Refugee Day is day dedicated to:"Honoring the strength and courage of refugees and encourages public awareness and support of refugees, people who have had to flee their homelands because of conflict or natural disaster".
IRC to offer Advocacy Training
The IRC currently hosts advocacy workshops that are free and open to the public.
High School Students Come Together to Support IRC
Students from Wichita East High School and Manhattan Middle School in Manhattan, Kansas hosted donation drives for hygiene items to be given to refugees resettling in Wichita.
Panera Bread Company to host benefit night for IRC
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.