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
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)
- Volunteer time
For a full list of donation and volunteer opportunities, visit refugee.utah.gov.
“The best thing you can do to help a refugee is to befriend a refugee.”
-Gerald Brown, Director, Utah Refugee Services Office More...
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...