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YOU’RE INVITED: 40th Anniversary Celebration and Open House

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This year, the IRC in Atlanta is celebrating our 40th anniversary. Since opening our doors in 1979, we have welcomed more than 26,500 refugees from 67 countries to rebuild their lives in communities across Georgia. And while it has been the work of exceptional staff and volunteers to guide these newcomers through this transition, it is really the whole community—including you—that has made this possible.

The  IRC  has  been  here  because  Atlanta  has  been  here,  because  Georgians from all walks of life can agree that refugee resettlement is indicative of exactly what is right and good about America.

The IRC in Atlanta invites you to our 40th Anniversary Celebration and Open House on Thursday, May 16, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

We invite the entire community—current and past clients, staff, volunteers, donors, partners and supporters—to join us on Thursday, May 16, from 6 - 8pm at the IRC in Atlanta to celebrate 40 Years of Welcome!

  • Meet our dedicated team and learn about the IRC in Atlanta’s 40-year history as well as new and exciting initiatives
  • Celebrate the incredible new Americans who have enriched our community over the past four decades
  • Hear from our executive director and other experts in the field about the current state of refugee resettlement and learn how YOU can help!
  • Experience international food and refreshments from local refugee and immigrant artisans and business owners

Please register for this free event through our 40 Years of Welcome Eventbrite page. Together we will rise to meet the needs of refugees and immigrants arriving in Georgia, and continue to support our community for the next 40 years and beyond.


If you are not able to make it to the 40th Anniversary Celebration and Open House but are still interested in supporting the IRC in Atlanta, please make a donation online here.

Photo: Jennifer Girtman

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, Kalie Lasiter, at Kalie.Lasiter [at] Rescue.org or 678-636-8941.

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