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Posted by The IRC on April 10th, 2014
Happy National Volunteer Week. We’re tremendously grateful to the more than 3,500 people across the United States each year who dedicate their time and talents to help the IRC and the cause of refugees. Meet one of them. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 8th, 2014
On the occasion of National Volunteer Week (Apr. 6-12, 2014), IRC president David Miliband thanks IRC volunteers with a special video message. More than 3,500 volunteers help the IRC all over the country. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 28th, 2014
On a sunny Sunday morning, a group of 600 college students from 300 universities gathered at a community garden in downtown Phoenix, ready for their day of service as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University 2014. more »
Posted by Jordan Helton on March 20th, 2014
Early on a Saturday night at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, 14 refugee students from around the globe shared the fabled stage with acclaimed lyric soprano Danielle de Niese. more »
Posted by Jordan Helton on February 14th, 2014
Married couple Shamini and Sathiya, refugees from Sri Lanka, say they almost never celebrate Valentine’s Day. Not out of indifference to the holiday, but out of habit. more »
Posted by Jordan Helton on February 13th, 2014
The IRC this week hosted its first-ever New Roots “pop-up” at New York Fashion Week, inviting fashion movers and shakers who dropped by to learn more about the IRC’s work with refugees both in the United States and around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on January 9th, 2014
For refugees who are given sanctuary in the United States, attaining American citizenship represents the ultimate affirmation of belonging in their new country. Learn how the IRC helps guide them through a naturalization process that can be complex and daunting. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 5th, 2013
On International Volunteer Day — and every day — our heartfelt thanks to IRC volunteers everywhere who help restore safety, dignity, and hope to people whose lives have been uprooted by war and disaster. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 22nd, 2013
On the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, IRC president David Miliband reflects on JFK's "practical humanity" and honors a legacy that includes the Peace Corps and a commitment to welcoming refugees. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 5th, 2013
This Election Day, for the first time, Bushra Naji will head to the polls with millions of other Americans. Forced to flee violence in Iraq, Bushra and her family were resettled by the IRC in New York City in 2008. more »