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Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Atlanta, GA, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.

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Support refugee-owned businesses in Atlanta

We know that refugees bring many skills, strengths and talents with them as they rebuild their lives in the United States and we are honored to support these entrepreneurial and resilient individuals in the pursuit of their dreams. Please join us in supporting the four refugee-owned businesses highlighted in this blog post—Aleppo Kitchen, Kabul Market, EM & EM Asian Market, and Rudy’s Food & Art Catering Service.

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Support a Camper is back for 2022!

Our Ready, Set, College! summer camp is back in-person and growing! Please join us and Support-a-Camper in 2022—30 DeKalb County high school students are counting on your generosity this summer!

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The IRC in Atlanta holds first ever high school graduation

On March 19, the IRC in Atlanta held its first ever high school graduation for 13 hard-working students in our Connect 2 Success (C2S) program—one of the only programs in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to supporting out-of-school refugee youth ages 16 to 24 to pursue their education and career goals.

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Grocery Shopping Volunteer

The IRC in Atlanta—in partnership with community members like you—is committed to ensuring refugees and humanitarian parolees from Afghanistan and other crisis zones around the world integrate and thrive in their new communities here in Georgia. Please help us welcome our Afghan allies and newest neighbors by helping newly arrived families as they rebuild their lives. The grocery shopping volunteer provides transportation and helps new arrivals with grocery shopping. Email us at [email protected] to find out how to get involved!

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Medical Logistics Volunteer

The IRC in Atlanta—in partnership with community members like you—is committed to ensuring refugees and humanitarian parolees from Afghanistan and other crisis zones around the world integrate and thrive in their new communities here in Georgia. Please help us welcome our Afghan allies and newest neighbors by helping to transport and accompany newly arrived clients to specialty medical appointments as they rebuild their lives. Email us at [email protected] to find out how to get involved!

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Shop of Hope Volunteer

The IRC in Atlanta—in partnership with community members like you—is committed to ensuring refugees and humanitarian parolees from Afghanistan and other crisis zones around the world integrate and thrive in their new communities here in Georgia. Please help us welcome our Afghan allies and newest neighbors by assisting with shopping at the Shop of Hope and obtaining critically needed goods as they rebuild their lives. Email us at [email protected]!

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IRC brings federal funds to Georgia to support refugee-and immigrant-owned small businesses

The IRC in Atlanta, in partnership with Refugee Women’s Network, the Latin American Association, and the Somali American Community Center, has received an $800,000 award from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help small business owners from Georgia's diverse communities rebuild resilient, thriving companies.

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A celebration of our outstanding volunteers

April is National Volunteer Month and to celebrate, we are spotlighting some of our outstanding volunteers!

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From Afghanistan to Atlanta: Winter Update

Since September 2021, we have welcomed 799 individuals—more than 230 families—and as our Executive Director, Justin Howell, shares in the brief update video, we simply could not do this work without your support! Thank you to everyone who has answered this call!

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Atlanta refugees launch IT careers through innovative TechBridge partnership

Last month, 11 individuals enrolled in the IRC in Atlanta’s Career Development program graduated from the Fall Technology Career Program (TCP) at TechBridge, an Information Technology (IT) training course focused on giving learners a head start in the rapidly growing technology industry.

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