News from Atlanta, GA
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.
URGENT: Action Needed
Thank you to everyone who called Senators Isakson and Perdue following Wednesday's Action Alert. Today, we're asking you to call your Representative with the same message.
URGENT: Action Needed
Last night, news outlets reported that the Trump administration may set the refugee admissions goal for next fiscal year at less than 50,000 – which would already be the lowest goal in U.S. history. As we face the worst refugee crisis in global history with more than 22 million refugees worldwide, we cannot and should not shirk our responsibility to protect the most vulnerable mothers, fathers, and children.
From refugee to IRC caseworker: Dede’s story
Dede Shimiyimana was resettled by the IRC in Atlanta in 2015, after living with his family in a Ugandan refugee camp for 18 years. Now, Dede is one of our very own resettlement caseworkers, helping other refugees rebuild their lives and thrive, just as he has, here in Atlanta.
Ready. Set. College. summer camp a huge success
Each year, our Youth Futures program offers a summer camp for refugee students from local high schools. As our young people head back to school, some for their final year, we’d like acknowledge all the wonderful people and organizations that helped make our summer camp so successful!
Bridge to Safety workshop
Earlier this summer, Paulene Barnes, the IRC in Atlanta’s Care Linkage Coordinator, attended the first national Bridge to Safety (B2S) workshop in Dallas, Texas. B2S is a project designed to integrate protocols for screening and responding to domestic violence and sexual assault into existing IRC resettlement service delivery models.
Welcoming our new Employment Specialists
The IRC in Atlanta is delighted to welcome Anthony Farajallah and Kristen Wright on board as our new Employment Specialists.
Join our team!
The IRC in Atlanta is seeking two new AmeriCorps members to join our team in October.
Welcoming our new Development Manager
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Atlanta is thrilled to welcome Alexis Buchanan on board as our new Development Manager.
English Literacy and Civics class benefits from Digital Inclusion Fellow
This spring, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Atlanta’s English Literacy and Civics class partnered with PowerMyLearning to offer 8 weeks of digital literacy classes to our intermediate and advanced level students.
Couple bring a taste of Iran to Atlanta
Originally from Iran, Majid and Maryam arrived in the United States through the refugee resettlement program this January, bringing with them 15 combined years of experience in the restaurant industry and a strong determination to find employment that would best utilize their skills.