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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.


Honoring our Youth Futures Class of 2019

The IRC in Atlanta’s Youth Futures program ended the 2018-19 school year with lots to celebrate; our afterschool programming served more than 130 Clarkston High School students throughout the year, including 42 seniors who all successfully graduated in May!


Celebrating World Refugee Day in Atlanta

Each year on June 20, World Refugee Day, the world commemorates the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees. At the IRC in Atlanta, we also take this time to celebrate the vast contributions that refugees have made to our state for 40 years and to advocate for refugees, asylum seekers and the restoration of the refugee resettlement program.


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.


How to donate to the IRC in Atlanta

Although we receive state and federal funding for initial resettlement and employment services, the assistance and educational services we provide to refugee families beyond their first few months in the U.S. would not be possible without community support from individual donors such as you.


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.