On Friday, April 21, the IRC in Atlanta held the first installment of our new Stakeholders’ Roundtable series. This series was created to provide an opportunity for the IRC and our stakeholders—including business, education, political and community leaders across the metro-Atlanta area—to discuss IRC programming and our collective support of refugees and immigrants in Georgia. This first roundtable focused on our Economic Empowerment programs and participants heard from Executive Director, Justin Howell; Economic Empowerment Manager, Jessica Rodriguez; and supervisors in our Career Development, Microenterprise Development (MED), Early Employment, and Financial Capability programs.
Through panel and group discussion, the Roundtable series aims to increase awareness of the needs of refugees and immigrants in our communities, and the importance of community engagement and involvement—across all sectors—in the IRC’s humanitarian mission. Additionally, IRC staff celebrated the successes of their programming efforts and resilient clients, and also addressed urgent gaps in capacity, resources, and funding.
We are immensely grateful to all who attended the first installment of our Stakeholders’ Roundtable series for taking the time to meet with our team and deepen their understanding of the enormous impact of their support. We look forward to sharing more about our wide range of programs in future roundtables!
How you can support
If you are interested in supporting the IRC in Atlanta or our Economic Empowerment programming, please contact Senior Development Manager, Heloise Ahoure, at [email protected] or on 770-570-9156. You can also give securely online to support the locally funded Atlanta office of the IRC here: Rescue.org/GiveAtlanta
To learn more about the work of the IRC in Atlanta and for information on how you can get involved with the IRC as a donor or volunteer, please contact Senior Development Manager, Heloise Ahoure, at [email protected] or 678-636-8941.
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