Please help us bring joy, connection and culture to you
Message from Executive Director Shelly Gilbride
It has now been four weeks since I-House closed its doors to the public to keep our community safe and healthy. I-House, like so many businesses and organizations, is facing devastating financial loss and it is with incredible sadness that I let you know that we have had to reduce staff. I hope you will join me in thanking Corey Gonzales and Suzi O’Rear for their service to I-House. I want to personally and publicly thank Corey and Suzi as well as the rest of the staff for their incredible work ethic, positive spirit, empathy and kindness in this unprecedented, difficult time. The rest of the I-House staff will be working reduced hours from home until our beloved gathering space can reopen to our community.

Currently, even the I-House website is down as we cut expenses and figure out how to transition to virtual services and programming. We need your help. We are losing over $15,000 a month of revenue that we use to help English language learners navigate life in our community, assist international parents, welcome visitors and new residents from around the world, and cultivate joy through world music, dance, food, dialogue and art. We are looking to you, our community, to help us raise $15,000 in the next 2 weeks so that we can re-launch our website, provide virtual programs and services, and be prepared to re-open when the situation changes! Please donate to our Crowdfunding Campaign HERE or send a check to I-House at 10 College Park Davis, CA 95616!
Cultivating Joy at I-House:
  • The new and improved I-House website should be back up by early next week, featuring Comunidad, the complete portrait series by local artist Stephanie Thayer. This is her final portrait of Cristina Marie Pires who has been known to share her amazing dancing prowess at I-House.

  • Free virtual language classes are starting on May 5th. Stay tuned for more information! 

Joyful Happenings in the Community:         
From my family to yours!
To combat the sadness and isolation that my family was feeling last weekend, we created this tribute to all of the frontline workers who are out there keeping us all safe and healthy. Making this video brought us joy, and I hope it brings you all joy too. Please stay safe, healthy and joyful. Give if you can to I-House and to all of the other organizations that make our community great, and please, be safe and healthy! 
International House Davis | (530) 753-5007 |
Office hours: 9 am to 4 pm M-F. Classes and Events Canceled through the end of March!