More announcements about GenR
GenR—short for Generation Rescue—is a group of young, influential humanitarians who have joined forces with the International Rescue Committee to help people survive conflict and disaster and rebuild their lives.
Become a Light One Candle Sponsor!
Support our efforts to provide much-needed items and gifts to recently arrived refugee families and individuals this holiday season during our Light One Candle holiday gift drive!
Trapped by My Identity: A Syrian-American Student on Reclaiming ‘Refugee’
In the ninth installment of the IRC in Dallas’s Youth Voices series, Manar Kharchou remembers the experiences that changed her life and reclaims her identity on her terms.
Items needed for refugees in Silver Spring
The IRC in Silver Spring is committed to bringing our refugee clients from harm to home. As a part of that commitment, we provide them with necessities – such as clothing and household items – they will need to start rebuilding their lives here.
GenR: LA Mobility for Refugees Volunteer Day
GenR: LA raises over $3600 to provide transportation to IRC clients in LA.
GenR: NY New Roots Volunteer Day 2018
GenR Goes Green in the Bronx
GenR: Bay Area Force For Change Event
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the GenR: Bay Area Force For Change Event!
Join us at our 3rd Annual Breaking Bread!
You are cordially invited to join the IRC in Salt Lake City at our 3rd Annual Breaking Bread, an evening focused on the family table where refugee families and the wider community enjoy a meal together.
Youth voices: rediscovering home in Dallas gardens
Win Tin and his family were resettled in Dallas from Thailand in 2015. He is in the eleventh grade at Emmett J. Conrad High School. This past summer, Win Tin participated in the Youth Food Justice Internship at the IRC in Dallas, and was asked to write about his experience.
GenR: Charlottesville Force For Change Casino Night
GenR: Charlottesville's Annual Fundraising Event
Refugee student awarded scholarship
When Mukabera Uwamaria was 15 years old, she fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After five months on the run, she arrived at a refugee camp in Rwanda, where she lived for the next 20 years. There, she met her husband, Eugene, and had four children. The oldest of whom is Elysee Ishimwe. Today, the family has a home in Dallas, Texas. Elysee, now an 11 year old attending Sam Tasby Middle School, was recently the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from his elementary school. He will be awarded the money upon high school education to go towards continuing education.