News from Abilene, TX
Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Abilene, TX, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.
Mentor recently arrived refugee families or individuals through friendships.
Youth program volunteer
Be involved in the lives of IRC youth by serving in the IRC Youth Program.
ESL program volunteer
Help teach beginner ESL to IRC clients.
Career building skills in Abilene
New skillsets help refugees start a career and provide for their families. Abilene businesses can inquire about hiring refugees.
Take Action: Tell Congress To Fight For Refugees
Please stand with us and urge your elected officials to fight for refugees.
Abilene Gives is on May 2nd!
On Tuesday, May 2nd, visit AbileneGives.org and donate to support the IRC in Abilene!
The making of a mosaic: empowering a refugee artist in Dallas
Akeel’s art mixes darkness and light to reflect the struggle and hope of the refugee experience. But there is more. As Akeel puts it, he wants his art to communicate that “the Iraqi people love peace, art, and liberty, not war.”
More life without boundaries
The Grace Museum Abilene partners with the IRC in Abilene to organize exhibit on refugees.
The IRC in Abilene and Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) partner up for a day at the Abilene Zoo.
Arab women's support group
Recently, the refugee women who participate in the IRC in Dallas’ “Arab Women’s Support Group” received certificates for completing their support group sessions!