Governor Herbert welcomed at Utah's new Refugee Education and Training Center

Gov. Gary R. Herbert and the First Lady today toured the newly opened Utah Refugee Education and Training Center, located at the Salt Lake Community College Meadowbrook Campus, and met with refugee leaders to discuss needs, and current and future training opportunities at the Center.

“Refugees are a great asset to Utah communities,” Gov. Herbert said. “The new Refugee Education and Training Center is a launchpad for our capable and skilled refugee workforce. I encourage Utah’s business community to participate in the training of our future employees and entrepreneurs." More...

Serving Refugees in Utah

The increased news coverage of refugee crises throughout the world has many people asking how they can help. There are many ways for Utahns to get involved through the donation of:

  - Money (online donation option available at United Way 2-1-1)

  - Goods

  - Services

  - Volunteer time

For a full list of donation and volunteer opportunities, visit

“The best thing you can do to help a refugee is to befriend a refugee.”
-Gerald Brown, Director, Utah Refugee Services Office More...

World Refugee Day 2015

Refugees, representing more than 20 different ethnic communities worldwide, gathered with Utahns from the local welcoming community to celebrate World Refugee Day on Saturday, June 6.

“[This event] is an opportunity for the community to come together. Every one of these folks has an amazing story,” said Gerald Brown, director of the Utah Refugee Services Office. “This is great place to make a friend. That’s why we do it.”More...