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.
Family stabilization volunteer
Our Family Stabilization Services (FSS) team assists families and individuals who are facing higher barriers during the resettlement process and who may require additional assistance to access and navigate needed services.
On-call housing set-up volunteer
Volunteers will help set-up a home for a newly-arriving refugee family or individual. Volunteers will be added to an on-call list.
Tax services volunteer
Volunteers will receive training to provide free tax preparation and electronic filing services through the IRC in Denver.
ESL Volunteer Tutor
Tutors will work one-on-one with a newly-arrived refugee individual to help build their English language skills.
Denver 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 persecution, face particularly acute cultural, emotional and financial challenges during the resettlement process. IRC's H.O.M.E. 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.
Back to school supply drive
As the summer comes to an end, we're gearing up to collect backpacks and school supplies to make sure all of our refugee youth have the items they need to head back to school.
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.