International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Jencarlos Canela

Jencarlos Canela stars in NBC’s upcoming sitcom “Telenovela” and is an award-winning musician whose most recent album "Jen" was released on Universal Music Latin. Inspired by his father’s journey from Cuba, Jencarlos has been an IRC Voice and volunteer for several years. He visited Haiti twice as well as pushed the crystal button on New Year’s Eve in Times Square.

Jencarlos and the IRC

“I very much identify with the IRC’s mission to help children and their families fleeing dangerous situations,” Jencarlos says. “I can’t think of a more rewarding use of my time than to use my voice to support their life-saving work. Being able to help people in need is my dream.”

The Latest

January 6, 2015 | Blog
The IRC was honored to be the philanthropic partner for New Year’s Eve 2015 in New York City's Times Square. President David Miliband and other special guests from the IRC lowered the ceremonial ball to raise awareness for displaced people.
October 15, 2013 | Blog
September 12, 2013 | Video

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