News from Atlanta, GA
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Child Care Assistant
The IRC's child care supports other weekday education programs as parents are able to attend classes while their children play, rest, and learn some English and songs.
Computer Literacy Class Assistant
The IRC's computer literacy class provides essential skills for students who have had little or no experience working with computers before.
Vocational English as a Second Language (VESOL) Class Assistant
The IRC’s VESOL class helps refugee students improve their English ability and prepare for employment by using workplace contexts, vocabulary, and practice.
Women's Literacy Class Assistant
The IRC’s women's literacy program provides curriculum tailored to the specific needs of newly-arrived women and their families, including financial literacy, medical and housing issues, and employment skills.
English Literacy and Civics (EL/Civics) Class Assistant
The IRC’s EL/Civics classes help non-native English speakers develop their language ability, increase their understanding of US civics, and build their workplace readiness skills so that they can become active in their community as they pursue personal career pathways.
English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Class Assistant
The IRC’s English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes help newly-arrived refugees rapidly learn English so that they can secure employment and perform the daily tasks necessary for their family's well-being.
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.
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.