Boise State Refugee Alliance

The Boise State Refugee Alliance consists of creative members whose work reflects an awareness and support to the refugees at Boise State University.

The Boise State Refugee Alliance is involved in creating public events to enhance communications between refugee students, Boise State University faculty, staff and beyond. The group's purpose is to discuss issues of refugees in the Boise State and city community, through various events, Facebook group as well as in the public media and Boise State website.

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The application for the 2019 CLS Program has officially launched! The deadline is November 27th at 8:00PM EST. You can use the link below to start your online application. Best of luck!


World Refugee Day (Boise)

Have you ever seen a citizenship ceremony? Don't miss the World Refugee Day Boise citizenship ceremony next Saturday, June 23rd on the The Grove Plaza at 11:00am. Come welcome our newest Americans!

#refugeeswelcome #worldrefugeeday #ahgrant 06/21/2018

How Will the Lens of History Judge Us? This Wednesday is World Refugee Day. For many, if not most of us, it will pass by largely unnoticed, especially in the midst of such turbulent times. We are in the middle of a global refugee crisis of unparalleled scale, yet often, it seems we have become accustomed to the pictures and stories of su 06/20/2018

Celebrate World Refugee Day! Refugee resettlement has tangible benefits to individuals and communities in the United States. 12/31/2017

How One Young Iraqi Refugee Is Helping Others Share Their Stories NPR's Ari Shapiro checks back in with Ahmed Badr, an Iraqi refugee who started a website to help other young people tell their own stories. Badr just finished his sophomore year at Wesleyan University and has even more projects underway since he last talked to NPR. 12/26/2017

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Interesting.... Scandals will never defeat a populist. 12/13/2017

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[09/24/17]   Hello wonderful IRC volunteers and supporters!
I have the happy announcement that IRC will be moving offices soon. We must be out of our current location by 10/30. We are pulling together a lot of planning to make the transition as smooth as possible. We will be sending out periodic requests for volunteer support and materials related to the move (unless you write back and tell me not to, which I will honor). Our first ask will help us getting ready: if you could share any…

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Interested in learning more about refugee resettlement and how you can get involved? Attend one of IRC Boise's open Volunteer Information Sessions TOMORROW from 4pm -6pm.

We have LOTS of exciting volunteer positions open - shoot me a message if you have any questions!

#RefugeesWelcome #ImmigrantsWelcome #Boiselove 06/14/2017

World Refugee Day 2017: Knowing refugees restored my faith in humanity World Refugee Day 2017: Knowing refugees restored my faith in humanity



If anyone is interested in volunteering with a refugee resettlement agency in town, IRC Boise is holding an Info/Orientation session tomorrow from 4pm-6pm for any interested parties! 05/22/2017

Scholarship for Refugees and Immigrants | The Refugee Center Online Armir Harris, former refugee and Shofur founder and CEO, creates $10,000 scholarship for refugees and immigrants. Application deadline: July 5, 2017. 05/19/2017

An open letter to my newborn twins | Street Roots You were born just 76 days after the swearing in of the 45th president of the United States. Your daddy came to Portland with $10 and a plastic bag under the Federal Refugee Resettlement program in 2008, when George W. Bush was still president, after living for almost two decades in a confined Bhuta...


Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

One of the junior high school award winners from ChalkHeart - chalked in 90 minute illustrating the poem We Choose All of Us. Transforming communities through art and young people.


The International Rescue Committee in Boise

Lucienne works nights at an office janitorial company, parenting her 6 month and 5 year old children during the day. While Lucienne had been working steadily for 3 weeks, she became alarmed when bills came due and she was unable to collect her pay. She approached her IRC Employment Specialist, Sara, to help her work through this unfamiliar American process!

Her employer uses pre-loaded ATM cards to pay employees - the first time many of our clients have seen this method. So, after working all night, Lucienne dropped her baby off at child care, saw her 5 year old safely to kindergarten, and rode the bus to meet Sara at IRC Boise.

Together, Sara and Lucienne traveled to Target, where Lucienne learned how to use a PIN code, calculate withdrawals in $20 increments, overcome the $400 transaction limit by repeating multiple transactions, and... successfully withdrew her hard-earned, 3 weeks of pay!

Kudos to Lucienne and ALL her triumphs here in Boise!

#refugeeswelcome #ircboise #idahome #choosehumanity 03/31/2017

Boise State University

Hello everyone, the BSRA would love to invite you to our club bowling night tomorrow: Friday March 31st, at BSU, in the SUB. We hope to bring our members together to have some fun and meet some other people that share a passion to advocate for refugee's in our community :) You must login to view this content. OrgSync is your way to connect to organizations, communicate with other members, and explore your community 03/18/2017

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The International Rescue Committee in Boise

Last Friday, Liban welcomed his wife and four daughters to Boise after 5 years apart. On March 16th, refugee resettlement will be suspended for 4 months, continuing to separate families just like this one.

Executive Order #2 divides parents from children and husbands from wives. It leaves the most vulnerable behind and denies safety and security to the most exhaustively vetted in the world.

Stand with #IRC and #choosehumanity. #refugeeswelcome #immigrantswelcome #ircboise #idahome #boiselove

Photo Credit: Madeline Rose Scott

[03/03/17]   Today's meeting we have a special guest, Professor: Julie VanDusky-Allen, she will be coming to share with us about the event she is planning soon in April 3rd 2017, called Human Right and Refugee. I will encourage you all to be apart of this since BSRA is already planning to volunteer and host this event. So come today if you can make it to the meeting so you could hear more from her. This's a great event that will inspire our campus community here at Boise State. We will also talk about Borah high visit, Andrea, already set the date to visit for us and we will be going there with her on one of those dates options. Our ice skating is coming up soon on March 20th, we will love to know how many of you want to be a part of this.

Take care guys!

Freddy Nyakulinda

[01/19/17]   Hello BSRA folks.

We welcome you all to our first meeting spring 2017 TOMORROW. The meeting will be in the SUB FOOTE ROOM . FROM 2PM to 3pm .
Hope to see you all there.

Comment here for any question and will reply to you.

Thank you.!


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Join us for our last fall general meeting. We will be having a guest Zoe Segnit, the Director of New Student Programs at Boise state. She will be sharing with us and want to hear what BSRA do and the story of BSRA. Friday November 2cd 2 to 3 pm in SUB. Contact me at [email protected] for more information or contact me on messenger for help to find us. Have a great busy week you all and stay warm out there.

[10/26/16]   We are inviting you all BSRA Members to join us

On Friday the 28th we will have two guest speaker. Olivia Johnson from Idaho Office of Refugees. She will be talking about the speakers bureau at the IOR this year. The second speaker will be on broadcast Skype Kelsey Montzka from Serbia.

For those of you who don't know her. Kelsey she was a student at Boise State and also BSRA member. she is doing amazing job in Serbia volunteering the Refugees over there. I get to talk to her on face book and hear what she is doing. She has some amazing story that you will not want to miss and so she is so excited to share her story with BSRA on Skype this Friday the 28th 2 pm to 3p. Room # 207 in Miltipurse building. Come listen to this AMAZING speaks


See you all there if you can make it.

[09/28/16]   BSRA General meeting is this Friday the 30th from 2 to 3 pm in Brink room second floor Student Union Building. Refreshment will be provided as well. Hope to see you there guys!

[09/15/16]   Hello guys!

Our general meeting will be Friday Sep 16th 2pm to 3pm the room is: CATALDO in the student union building second floor. Text me if you get lost. My number was attached to the email I sent to you last night!

Thank you all! See you soon!


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Boise State Refugee Alliance




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