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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.


Two IRC team members included in YNPN Atlanta ‘30 Under 30' Class of 2021

The IRC in Atlanta is thrilled to announce that two of our very own—Kaycie Pitts and Jennifer Potts—have been named as part of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Atlanta ‘30 under 30’ Class of 2021!


Kabul Market: Atlanta Afghans embrace new arrivals

The only Afghan grocery store in Georgia, Baseer’s Kabul Market has been an invaluable resource for the community as we welcome families who were recently evacuated from Afghanistan by the US. Since mid-October, the IRC in Atlanta has purchased more than 100 hot welcome meals from Kabul Market along with countless loaves of traditional Afghan bread!


Resettled refugees complete Microsoft Excel training at the IRC

The IRC in Atlanta’s Adult Education team recently enrolled a second cohort of former refugees into their new Integrated Education & Training (IET) Microsoft Excel course, a nine-week program focused on teaching adult learners high-level Excel skills.


October Update: Welcoming new arrivals to Georgia

The IRC in Atlanta has already welcomed more than 250 humanitarian parolees from Afghanistan—including pregnant women, babies and young children—into our communities over the last 4 weeks and we need your continued support!


Fundraising Volunteer

The IRC in Atlanta's Fundraising Volunteers launch and promote their own peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns to help ensure our new American neighbors have all the resources necessary to thrive in their new communities.


Welcoming Our Afghan Allies to Georgia

On Wednesday, September 29, the IRC in Atlanta’s Executive Director, Justin Howell, hosted a webinar briefing with our partners—Alpa Amin, Executive Director of Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network (GAIN); Marjan Nadir, Economic Empowerment Manager at Refugee Women’s Network (RWN); and Chris Purdy, Director of Veterans for American Ideals and Outreach at Human Rights First—to discuss our work and how the community can help us welcome and support new Afghan arrivals in Georgia and continue our more than 40-year history of welcoming refugees to our state.


Community funds IRC summer camp for DeKalb students

For the fourth consecutive year, your generous donations ensured 31 dedicated DeKalb County high school students could commit a portion of their summer break to our 2021 Ready, Set, College! summer camp, preparing them to gain admission to college and succeed in higher education and beyond!


How to help our Afghan neighbors in Georgia

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Atlanta is working alongside communities and partners to support Afghans living in Georgia and ensure a warm welcome for those families soon to arrive in the coming weeks and months.


GA House Study Committee explores ‘Innovative Ways to Maximize Global Talent’

On August 19, the Georgia House Study Committee on Innovative Ways to Maximize Global Talent convened for its first legislative meeting, commencing an important and exciting bipartisan initiative to maximize the economic contributions and workforce participation of our foreign-born neighbors here in Georgia.


IRC, CORE vaccine efforts highlighted by local news

The IRC in Atlanta's Community Health Response Manager, Dr. Omar Aziz, and the CORE Georgia DeKalb County vaccine team were featured on 11Alive news last week, along with community leader, Crispin Wilondja, and our friends at the Prevention Research Center at Georgia State University. We recently passed 7,000 vaccines provided!