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.
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.
Welcoming our new Employment Specialists
The IRC in Atlanta is delighted to welcome Anthony Farajallah and Kristen Wright on board as our new Employment Specialists.
English Literacy and Civics class benefits from Digital Inclusion Fellow
This spring, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Atlanta’s English Literacy and Civics class partnered with PowerMyLearning to offer 8 weeks of digital literacy classes to our intermediate and advanced level students.
Couple bring a taste of Iran to Atlanta
Originally from Iran, Majid and Maryam arrived in the United States through the refugee resettlement program this January, bringing with them 15 combined years of experience in the restaurant industry and a strong determination to find employment that would best utilize their skills.
IRC Atlanta connects with youth at community health fair
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Atlanta recently welcomed students to learn about our work at Cross Keys High School’s Annual Community Health Fair.
Celebrating IRC Atlanta’s Youth Futures graduates
The IRC in Atlanta’s Youth Futures program ended the 2016-2017 school year with a lot to celebrate. 27 Youth Futures seniors graduated from Clarkston High School after a busy year of college admissions workshops, tutoring, and mentoring through IRC Atlanta’s afterschool programming.
A community effort towards naturalizing LPRs
In this current climate, it’s more critical than ever for lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to apply for U.S. citizenship. The IRC in Atlanta, along with many other partner organizations in Georgia, has been making tremendous efforts in ensuring that all eligible LPRs are able to start on their path towards citizenship.