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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 students earn trade certificates, high school diplomas simultaneously

The IRC in Atlanta’s Connect to Success program provides holistic support to refugee youth and young adults aged 16 to 24 who are not enrolled in school to help them to reach their education and career goals. Since the program’s launch in fall 2016, our partnership with the Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center in Morganfield, Kentucky has been invaluable in helping our students to overcome barriers and fulfill their potential.


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Tax Preparer

The IRC’s VITA program is looking for volunteers to help file and prepare income tax returns. This position will help with the logistics and support through the tax season (February through April).


Meet our AmeriCorps Part 1

The IRC in Atlanta is thrilled to introduce our 2018-19 AmeriCorps service members, who have been serving across our Adult Education, Economic Empowerment, Resource Development, Resettlement, Social Adjustment and Youth programs since early fall.


From Afghanistan to Atlanta: rebuilding a life

After a tumultuous year of delays and uncertainty, Ali and his young family finally arrived in Atlanta in June 2018 through the refugee resettlement program, more than five years after they first fled their home in Afghanistan.


Former refugee wins GA Electrical Apprentice of the year

Forced to flee his home country of Iran, Babak first arrived in Atlanta in December 2013 through the refugee resettlement program.


Giving back by serving others

Originally from Burma, 21-year-old Van Rem arrived in Atlanta through the refugee resettlement program with her mother and siblings, after spending 12 years living as a refugee in India.


Join our team!

The IRC in Atlanta is currently seeking a part-time English as a Second Language Instructor for our English Literacy and Civics (EL/Civics) program.


#StandWithRefugees this GAgives on #GivingTuesday

The IRC in Atlanta is committed to raising $20,000 in one 24-hour period to ensure the more than 3,800 refugees and immigrants we serve annually continue to have access to our vital, life-changing programs and assistance, and we need your help to reach this goal!


Tell your Member of Congress to speak out against the administration’s asylum ban

People in need of safe haven have the right to seek asylum. Call your Representative today and ask them to publicly hold the administration accountable by condemning this policy.


Youth Male Mentor

Volunteers provide mentorship for male high school students by facilitating monthly conversations and activities related to mental and emotional health.