News from Atlanta, GA
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: 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!
Women share skills and build community through IRC English class
Students learned the vocabulary and sentence structures needed to explain how to do things such as crochet, mend torn clothing, make Somali coffee, use henna to dye fingernails and make a traditional Iranian dish called Salad Shirazi.
Celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month
This March, the IRC in Atlanta’s Gender Equality Committee organized a series of activities and events to celebrate and acknowledge International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.
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
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.