News from Atlanta, GA
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IRC Atlanta shares expertise on women’s health at international conference
On May 8, 2017, IRC Atlanta’s Health and Wellness Manager, Alison Spitz, and Care Linkage Coordinator, Paulene Barnes, attended and hosted an information table at the 6th Annual Atlanta Summit on Global Health, this year centered on women and adolescent girls.
100,000 calls to Congress!
This week, from June 12 to 16, we are working with partners and supporters across the nation to generate 100,000 calls to Congress in the lead up to World Refugee Day!
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The IRC in Atlanta is currently seeking to fill two positions: Employment Specialist and Immigration Caseworker.
New Roots celebrates Earth Day at Clarkston High School
The IRC in Atlanta’s New Roots program recently celebrated Earth Day at Clarkston High School with an action-packed day of activities in the school garden.
Refugee Voices: An interview with Zakir
Originally from Burma, Zakir survived as a refugee in Malaysia for almost 20 years after fleeing violence and persecution in his homeland. He recently sat down with his Case Worker, Robin Soe, to talk about his experiences and his hopes for his family’s future.
A fresh start in Atlanta
Facing persecution in her native Iran, Sonia was forced to flee to neighboring Turkey back in 2013 where she applied for refugee status, hoping for an opportunity to start her life over in safety.
Celebrating refugee moms on Mother’s Day
As morning classes drew to a close last Thursday, our refugee moms, gathering their babies from childcare, were ushered into our biggest English classroom for a special mother’s day surprise.
Join our team! AmeriCorps 2017-18
IRC Atlanta is currently recruiting for our 2017-2018 AmeriCorps member positions! We are looking for dedicated, motivated, service-driven individuals to join our team.
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The IRC in Atlanta is currently seeking to fill two positions: New Roots Coordinator and Youth Academic Specialist.
A closer look: IRC Atlanta’s Vocational English Program
The IRC in Atlanta’s Vocational English as a Second or Other Language (VESOL) program is an educational program open to all newly-arrived refugee clients that covers a wide variety of topics relating to the American workplace.