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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.


Atlanta Rohingya community leader becomes U.S. citizen

Originally from Myanmar, Mohammad was resettled by the IRC in Atlanta in 2012, after living as a refugee in Sri Lanka for five years.


Over 250 Georgians show love for refugees at the Capitol

On Valentine’s Day, the IRC in Atlanta’s staff, clients and volunteers joined more than 250 fellow advocates at the Georgia State Capitol for the sixth annual New Americans Celebration.


Introducing Georgia's newest citizens

The IRC in Atlanta is pleased to offer free Citizenship classes every Saturday to help eligible Lawful Permanent Residents or "green card holders" to prepare to become American citizens and pass the citizenship test.


Bank of America volunteers support financial education workshop

14 volunteers supported the IRC’s Economic Empowerment team to host a Smart Shopping workshop, where refugee clients received one-on-one support to explore cost effective shopping strategies.


Webinar: Addressing the future of refugee resettlement in the US

March 7, 2019

Join this webinar briefing with the International Rescue Committee to learn about the current and future status of refugee resettlement in the US and hear about some of our special program to help refugees rebuild their lives. Resettlement is an important part of IRC’s work with refugees. Learn about the comprehensive services the IRC provides within the first months of a refugee’s arrival in the United States as well as the current state of refugee resettlement in the US.


Free tax assistance at the IRC in Atlanta

In partnership with United Way of Greater Atlanta, the IRC in Atlanta will be a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site, providing free tax preparation services to refugees, SIVs and asylees from February 2nd – April 13th.


23 refugee-owned businesses launched through IRC Atlanta’s Microenterprise program

Since the launch of the MED program in January 2018, the IRC in Atlanta has supported 23 refugee entrepreneurs to open new businesses and worked with 18 individuals to strengthen their existing businesses


The IRC in Atlanta welcomes Amal Abdi as new Logistics Manager

The IRC in Atlanta is thrilled to announce Amal Abdi as our new Logistics Manager. Now in her ninth year with the IRC, Amal brings a wealth of first-hand experience to this critical position.


Meet our AmeriCorps Part 2

The IRC in Atlanta is thrilled to introduce our 2018-19 AmeriCorps service members, who have been serving across our Adult Education, Economic Empowerment, Resource Development, Resettlement, Social Adjustment and Youth programs since early fall.


Refugee students earn trade certificates, high school diplomas simultaneously

Job Corps is a no-cost, self-paced, residential education and career technical training program that helps young people achieve their goals through career technical and academic training. So far, 21 IRC Connect 2 Success students have enrolled in the Earle C. Clements Job Corp Center, which offers an English as a Second Language program alongside its high school diploma and trade certificate programs.