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Our Mission
To increase the independence and reduce the isolation of immigrant and refugee women by teaching them basic English and practical living skills in the security of their own homes.

Our Vision
To create a community where immigrant and refugee women have sufficient English language skills to provide a home that prepares them and their children to meet the everyday challenges of living in a diverse culture and to make a personal, lasting, and valued social, moral, and economic contribution to the community.

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What is happening at IRWP?

Read our May 2015 Newsletter to find out how 11 year-old Makenna supported our students; about IRWP's partnership with Tower Grove Baptist Church; the challenges of teaching every day phrases; and stories from our volunteers. 

You can also click here to read Zach's full story!  

Volunteers Needed!

Become a Volunteer Today! 

Teach one hour, twice a week in a student's home. No prior teaching experience is necessary - lesson plans, materials, and training are provided.  Knowledge of a second languages is not required - classes are taught in English. Classes are scheduled around your location and availability.

Due to the high need for services, over 80 women are waiting for a volunteer to help them learn. Call 314-771-1104 today and see who you can help in your neightborhood.

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2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Sign up today to play in our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on October 3rd, 2015 at The Links at Dardeen in O'Fallon, MO.  Registration at 8:00 am, Shotgun start at 8:30 am. 

Teams of 4 for $400, Individuals $100.

Hole Sponsorships available for $150. Other sponsorships available from $100 - $500. Details available on the sponsorship form.

Click for Team Sign-up or Hole Sponsorship Form


2015 Trivia Night

Join us for our 16th Annual Trivia Night on October 17th.

Tables of 8 at $20/person.

Doors open - 6:15, play starts at 7:00

Click for Trivia Night Flyer/Registration Form

Can't attend? You can still purchase raffle tickets for $500 cash drawing or the Lucky Lottery Tree with $100 in scratch-off tickets!

Click to download Raffle Ticket Order Form


2015 Corks from Many Countries

    Thank you to everyone who joined in celebrating our local diversity at IRWP’s 1st Annual Corks on May 30, 2015.  $9,700 was raised to support our students and volunteers. 

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Thistle & Clover!Thistle and Clover Logo 2

407 S Main St, St Charles, MO 63301

(636) 946-2449

Thistle & Clover specializes in Scottish,

Irish and Welsh gift and heraldry items.

Visit their website for your Celtic shopping experience today!


Giving Guide:


Schnucks eScrip Community Cards

to benefit IRWP are now available!  Schnucks will contribute a percentage of your purchase to IRWP every time you shop and present your card to the cashier. Community Cards or eScrip Community Cards also available at any Schnucks location. For new cards picked up Schnucks or if you already have a Community Card, you can add IRWP as your recipient group of choice (each card can benefit up to 3 participating organizations or schools) by visiting, clicking on the "Register Online Now" link, and choosing IRWP by entering Group ID # 500045367 or by searching by name

You can support IRWP by shopping at SMILE.AMAZON.COM

and Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to Immigrant & Refugee Women's Program!

AmazonSmile is the same as shopping on Amazon, with the same products, prices, and service. Your shopping cart, wish list, and other account settings are also the same. Follow these 3 simple steps:

1. Visit

2. Select Immigrant & Refugee Women's Program as your Charity. (If you do not see our name, type in 42-1696954)

3. Shop as usual - that's it!


How does your support make an impact?

Check out our Giving Guide on our Donate page.  See how your support will help students reach their goals.

Visit our sponsors who helped make our 2014 a success.


Trivia Diamond Level SponsorThistle and Clover Logo 2

Thistle & Clover

407 S Main St, St Charles, MO 63301

(636) 946-2449

Thistle & Clover specializes in Scottish,

Irish and Welsh gift and heraldry items.

Visit their website for your Celtic shopping experience today!


Trivia Gold Level Sponsor

Sapaugh GM Country

1435 McNutt Street, Herculaneum, MO 63048

(636) 232-0143

Take a test drive and you'll learn why Sapaugh customers spend less, get more, and leave happy!

Click to learn more about their great vehicles.



Trivia Gold Level Sponsor

Midwest BankCentre

2191 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63125


Click to visit their website to see a full list of services and find a location near you!

Description: Midwest Bank Centre



Making House Calls

Does anyone make house calls anymore? As a volunteer teacher at the Immigrant & Refugee Women’s Program in St. Louis, Missouri, Sister Rosel Marie Feder does!  Why? “People are comfortable in their own surroundings,” says Sister Rosel. “When people are relaxed, they learn more readily.”

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Sister Rosel and Hava


If you didn't receive our June 2013, you can read it online.

Click to read about Sifa, Mariana, and other stories!



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