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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.


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.


From Liberia to Atlanta: 20-year journey culminates with naturalization

Averia and her family fled Liberia in 1998, seeking a better life and safety from the brutal and protracted civil war.


VITA volunteers help 222 refugee households file taxes for free

This tax season, the IRC in Atlanta partnered with United Way of Greater Atlanta as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site, providing free tax preparation services to refugees, asylees and Special Immigrant Visa recipients.


Join our team!

The IRC in Atlanta is currently seeking an Employment Specialist and Employment Supervisor to support our Economic Empowerment program.


Free English classes at the IRC in Atlanta

The IRC in Atlanta's free language program helps English language learners improve their English skills, learn about American history and government, practice computer skills, and connect to better jobs.


YOU’RE INVITED: 40th Anniversary Celebration and Open House

We invite the entire community—current and past clients, staff, volunteers, donors, partners and supporters—to join us on Thursday, May 16, from 6 - 8pm at the IRC in Atlanta to celebrate 40 Years of Welcome!


The IRC in Atlanta launches ‘Support a Camper’ campaign

Last year you raised an incredible $5,187 to ensure that 20 future graduates could attend the IRC in Atlanta’s 'Ready, Set, College!' summer camp. Please Support a Camper again in 2019 and help us meet our goal of $7,500 before summer!