News from Denver, CO
Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Denver, CO, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.
Fall 2018 Internships at the IRC in Denver
The IRC in Denver is now accepting applications for fall 2018 internship positions. The Denver office currently works with over 300 individuals from around the world as they rebuild their lives in Colorado. Interns will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and learn about the diverse services and programs that help refugees regain control of their lives and become self-sufficient in the U.S.
World Refugee Day Celebration Rally
Colorado marks World Refugee Day with a Celebration Rally at the State Capitol and proclamation from Lt. Governor
This Is Home Screening and Discussion
The IRC in Denver will host a special screening of the documentary film, This Is Home on June 10.
CO Governor Hickenlooper signs refugee and SIV education bill
On Wednesday May 30th, Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law SB87, legislation that makes refugees and Special Immigration Visa recipients (SIVs) eligible for in-state tuition at institutions of higher education upon arrival to Colorado.
Digital Literacy Mentor
The Digital Literacy Mentor Program will match volunteers with IRC in Denver clients with the goal of improving basic computer literacy skills and connecting clients to existing digital resources.
Webinar: Addressing mental health and wellness for refugees in the US
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.
Family Mentors support newly-arrived refugee families and individuals in their transition to life in the U.S. Through participating in a variety of activities, the mentor will act as both a friend and resource.
How One Landlord is Making a Difference for IRC Clients in Denver
“These families have to start from square one. Helping make sure their basic needs are met is just the right thing to do. We take a lot for granted and this is one way I can do my part.”
From Aleppo to Istanbul to Denver: “We had to get out for our children.”
For two years, a mother and her children huddled inside their dark home, only venturing out when it was absolutely necessary. And when they did, it was dangerous. Planes flew overhead, barrel bombs and missiles rained down, and snipers took shots from inside ruined buildings as those who were left scurried past the piles of rubble where homes, schools, offices and shops once stood.
ESL Enrollment Mentor
ESL is one of the most important services refugees need to achieve self-sufficiency. This volunteer position would be working with newly arrived refugees within the first two weeks of their arrival to help them navigate their English classes. The ESL mentor will pick clients up from their home and drive them to their English classes to register.