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Welcoming NY's new Resettlement Manager!

Pat Curran has served for over three years as IRC in NY's Youth Program Supervisor. As a licensed social worker, Pat has brought energy, vision, and innovation to the youth program, particularly through his Academic Coaches initiative. IRC in NY is excited to celebrate Pat's new role within the team, Resettlement Manager!

Photo: Kristin Slaby/IRC.

Throughout his tenure as Youth Program Supervisor, Pat worked closely with clients, colleagues, and volunteers to ensure successful transitions to New York schools for newly arrived families. Pat worked closely with caseworkers and specialists across IRC's resettlement, economic empowerment, and immigration departments. This work positions Pat for a strong transition into his new role, which will be critical as IRC in NY continue to adjust to COVID-19 precautions in program delivery.

While Pat is known for his collaborative work with his colleagues behind the scenes, clients may know him best as Principal Pat at the youth program's annual Refugee Youth Summer Academy (RYSA). Pat's focus may have been on newly arrived youth in his previous role, but caregivers and household members were familiar with Principal Pat's warm greetings and advocacy for their students.

Principal Pat hosting the spelling bee at RYSA 2018.

Photo: Brielle Bonetti/IRC.

 

In Pat's new role, he will oversee a large team of resettlement, intensive case management, unaccompanied children, and asylum-seeking caseworkers. He will also oversee all new arrivals, ensuring refugee and asylee families receive critical supports and services as they adjust to life in New York City.

Pat will bring his familiarity with client families, the strengths they bring, and the struggles they may face to his new leadership role. His insitutional knowledge, his dedication to the communities we serve, and his resilience are ready to be put to good use as Resettlement Manager, especially as this summer will weclome new refugee arrivals to a recovering New York City. Please join us in congratulating Pat on his new role!