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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.


YOU’RE INVITED: Refugee Voices Open Mic, July 4

This 4th of July, join young people from the IRC in Atlanta's Youth Futures program for an evening of storytelling through spoken word, music and art.


The IRC in Atlanta launches interpretation business

In addition to providing housing, transportation and in-house interpretation services to newly-arriving refugee families, the IRC in Atlanta’s Logistics Department is now also offering for-fee interpretation services to hospitals, clinics and community-based organizations.


IRC launches new English for Nursing Assistants program

The IRC in Atlanta’s English for Nursing Assistants is a 12-week program that provides English language support for students studying to be Certified Nursing Assistants.


Georgians celebrate 40 years of welcoming refugees

On the evening of May 16, more than 200 community members gathered at the IRC in Atlanta for an Open House event to celebrate 40 years of welcoming refugees to rebuild their lives in Georgia.


From Atlanta to DC: Advocacy Days 2019

Earlier this month, leadership and staff from the IRC in Atlanta and former IRC Youth Futures student, Nuam San, joined refugee leaders and advocates from across the country for a special two-day advocacy event in Washington, DC.


IRC AmeriCorps member launches Reading Buddy program

The new Reading Buddy program uses mentoring relationships between high school and elementary students to get young people of all ages excited about reading—a huge help when it comes to learning English!


Refugee entrepreneur highlighted by WSB-TV

Earlier this month, the IRC in Atlanta’s Microenterprise Development program was featured on WSB-TV Channel 2’s People 2 People. The story featured IRC client, Norbert, and MED program coordinator, Tarangini Saxena.


Join our team! AmeriCorps 2019-20

The IRC in Atlanta is currently recruiting for our 2019-2020 NDMVA AmeriCorps Service Members!


A fresh start for young Salvadoran asylee

Isamar was just 16-years-old when she made the long and difficult journey from El Salvador to the U.S. alone, traveling through Guatemala and Mexico by bus and on foot.


FoodCorps Member brings “Veggie Madness” to Indian Creek Elementary

Inspired by March Madness basketball brackets, the IRC in Atlanta’s FoodCorps Service Member, Meggie Stewart, partnered with Indian Creek Elementary cafeteria staff to encourage students to try and enjoy a greater variety of vegetables.