IIC Refugee and Immigrant Center

Illumine International Community (IIC) is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, nonprofit Refugee and Immigrant Center serving Utah County’s immigrant and refugee communities that contributes to refugee and immigrants’ success in adapting to and understanding how to use their unique cultural background to thrive in America


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2016 International Children´s Day

We served 350 children and families at our second International Children's Day. This event was to help immigrants discover the different resources that were available to them in the city, in addition to providing families with a fun activity to socialize with each other and feel welcome within the community. Nineteen different organizations came to our event and served the immigrants and refugees, including the Provo Police Department, the Provo Fire Department, The Provo Library, and Mountainland Head start, Brent Brown, Red Cross, Centro Hispano, Project Read, Latin America Chamber of Commerce, Mongolian Community, UVU Brazilian club, BYU German club, AMYS Martial Arts, Usborne Books & More, UPSTART, Utah Valley Magic, Elabella´s facepainting, Kai Leighś Princess Parties, BYU & UVU students and community volunteers.

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2015

Our Work

An ongoing series of informational entries

International Children's Day

January 15, 2016

We started a new tradition! More than 100 children came to celebrate their day, sharing and enjoying cultural diversity. Come to our next International Children's Day!!!

Illuminate Christmas 

February 14, 2016

With your help, we made it possible for immigrant families and children to have a wonderful Christmas. We learned a lot about giving to our community. 

International Women's Support Group

March 15, 2016

The International Women’s Support Group’s purpose is to help international women make connections with others immigrants and learn about different cultures. Most importantly, these meetings will introduce international women to different local organizations.

Illuminate Christmas

Many first generation immigrants in America have difficulty affording gifts for their children each Christmas. In many cases, parents have an immigration status that limits how much they can work. These parents are desperately hoping to provide a memorable Christmas for their children but have no way of raising the money to do it themselves. This year, we had the opportunity to make the difference in their lives.