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.
How to Donate to Wichita
All funds donated to the IRC in Wichita stay in Wichita to help refugees resettling in Wichita.
Wichita Community Invited to Informational Meetings at the IRC
The IRC in Wichita is currently holding weekly informational meetings and is inviting members of the community to come to the IRC to learn more about the case management, employment and adult education services to refugees resettling in Wichita as well as ways that individuals or organizations may get involved with the IRC.
The LDS Women’s Relief Society in Wichita Helping to Welcome Refugees in Wichita
. In May, a group of women from the Women’s relief Society from the LDS Church in Wichita came to the IRC where they met with IRC staff, toured our office and were able to learn more about the IRC and the work that is done to help refugees resettling in Wichita. After their meeting they presented the IRC with a stack of cheery and bright colored quilts and baby blankets for refugees resettling in Wichita.
Bike Walk Wichita donating bicycles and teaching safety courses to refugees resettling in Wichita
When refugees are resettled in Wichita, they are given a very short amount of time before they must get a job and become self-sufficient. In doing so, one of their biggest challenges is finding reliable transportation to get them to work on time.
IRC and ICT SOS partner to educate young refugee women about staying safe in America
The IRC in Wichita partnered with two local organizations, ICT SOS and The Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center (WASAC) to train local refugee women about staying safe in America.
Community partners come together to form mentorship program for refugees resettling in Garden City
Late last August at the Annual Kansas Community Leadership Enterprise training, a group of residents from Finney County sat down to brainstorm ways that they could come together to support the needs of residents in Finney County.
Spread the word in Wichita
Want to spread the word about making #RefugeesWelcome and also contribute more? There are various, creative ways to accomplish these goals simultaneously.
Internship opportunities in Wichita
The IRC’s US offices offer a variety of unpaid internship opportunities throughout the year. Prospective interns must go through the volunteer process and should be currently enrolled in an educational institution or a recent graduate.