International Rescue Committee (IRC)

John Legend

John Legend is an international recording artist and nine-time Grammy winner. He believes that every child deserves a high quality education and commits much of his time to making sure as many children as possible have the chance to thrive in school.

John and the IRC

“In visiting the IRC’s Refugee Summer Youth Academy, I really connected with the Leaders in Training [high school refugee students who serve as youth counselors]. It’s wonderful that, after learning from the program and going on to become successful in their own schools, they choose to come back and give their summers to help other students through the same process. I find that very inspiring.”

The Latest

December 3, 2013 | Blog
In a special #GivingTuesday post, lists five ways readers can support their favorite celebrities' favorite causes. Among them? Joining IRC Voices John Legend and Rashida Jones in giving Rescue Gifts.

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