REFUGEES WELCOME HOME AUCTION
Agency for New Americans, a resettlement agency in Boise, is holding its annual fundraising auction this week! All proceeds will support the agencies resettlement efforts. Click here to check out the virtual auction and find great items up for bid.
MOBILE VACCINE CLINICS
We're supporting mobile vaccine clinics this Thursday and Saturday in Boise neighborhoods! The clinics are open to anyone 12 and older who needs a first or second dose. Find details below in English, Nepali, Arabic and Swahili.
REFUGEE RESTAURANT WEEK
Each year in October we highlight the amazing restaurants and markets in the Treasure Valley run by chefs and business owners who arrived here through the refugee program. Join us Oct. 18-24 in discovering new favorite dishes! Find details here.
Najlaa with The STIL in Boise (pictured on the left) will continue a favorite tradition of offering two delicious Syrian ice cream flavors throughout the week.
We're grateful to the Boise Weekly for this great Q&A with Najlaa and to The STIL in downtown Boise for their continued partnership.
The English Language Center is launching another free, six-week citizenship exam prep course on Nov. 1. The class runs every Monday, Tuesday and Friday morning through Dec. 10. Find details below in English, Swahili, Spanish and Kinyarwanda.
Our heartfelt congratulations to graduates of the previous courses who have gone on to pass your citizenship exam!
One of our favorite times of year is almost here: Refugee Restaurant Week! Celebrate with us Oct. 18-24 and discover new dishes, markets and restaurants in the Treasure Valley to enjoy all year long.
This year we're excited to again highlight Guest Chef Najlaa of The STIL. She's created a special Syrian-inspired ice cream flavor, "My Father's Favorite Breakfast," featuring halva, coffee, smoked salt and pistachios. It's available at The STIL'S Downtown and Latah locations through Sunday, Oct. 24.
We've also put together a map of local refugee-owned markets and restaurants to serve as a guide for dine-in or take-out options.
Learn more at refugeerestaurantweek.org.
We hope you enjoy getting to know new places and trying new things in the Treasure Valley. Thank you to every chef and business owner who enriches our community with your talents and flavors from around the world.
We're using a revised format this year to make sure the event is COVID-friendly. Normally, four local restaurants would house guest chefs from refugee backgrounds who would serve up dishes from their home countries. It's a great way to discover new favorites, so stay tuned next year!
Know of a place we should add to the map? Email Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author: Holly Beech
Idaho Office for Refugees Communications Manager