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Ah Lun

Posted by The IRC on January 7th, 2013
Today's Wall Street Journal features the story of Burmese refugee Ah Lun, who found a job at one of Soho's hottest restaurants — the David Burke Kitchen — through the IRC’s New Roots program. more »
Posted by George Rupp on December 31st, 2012
From San Diego to the South Bronx, the IRC's New Roots program is enabling hundreds of resettled refugees to grow their own healthy foods and earn income. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 12th, 2012
In spring and summer, at a busy intersection in the South Bronx, refugees from around the world gather at one of New York City’s hidden gems—Drew Gardens—where they spend the day tending vegetable beds, learning about nutrition and trading stories about their new lives in the United States. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 8th, 2012
Here are the first photos from last night's Freedom Award Dinner in New York, benefiting the IRC. Special guests included Michael Bloomberg, David Burke, Jencarlos Canela, Anna Deveare Smith, Eden Grinshpan and Scott Pelley. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 1st, 2012
Have you watched all five episodes of "New Roots in the Bronx" out so far? The series follows Ah Lun, a refugee from Myanmar, and others as they put down new roots at two IRC-run community gardens and adjust to life in the U.S. more »
Posted by Kate Adams on July 20th, 2012
A warm welcome spiked with hot chili peppers was on the menu yesterday afternoon as two master chefs visited the IRC's New Roots farm at Drew Gardens in the Bronx. more »