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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 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 October 17th, 2013
Albert Einstein, who played a role in the founding of the IRC, arrived in America on October 17,1933 after fleeing persecution in Nazi Germany. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 16th, 2013
As part of the IRC's New Roots program, Koffi Ogou uses his farming knowledge from his life in Togo to provide healthy, fresh food to his community. more »
Posted by Vanessa Pirandello on October 15th, 2013
The U.S. government shutdown is having a serious effect on refugee resettlement, delaying the arrival of people who already have been waiting a long time for the chance to come to the United States to restart their lives. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 15th, 2013
IRC president David Miliband comments on the impact of the U.S. government shutdown on the IRC's ability to provide essential services to recently resettled refugees. more »