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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.


FoodCorps Member brings “Veggie Madness” to Indian Creek Elementary

Inspired by March Madness basketball brackets, the IRC in Atlanta’s FoodCorps Service Member, Meggie Stewart, partnered with Indian Creek Elementary cafeteria staff to encourage students to try and enjoy a greater variety of vegetables.


From Liberia to Atlanta: 20-year journey culminates with naturalization

Averia and her family fled Liberia in 1998, seeking a better life and safety from the brutal and protracted civil war.


VITA volunteers help 222 refugee households file taxes for free

This tax season, the IRC in Atlanta partnered with United Way of Greater Atlanta as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site, providing free tax preparation services to refugees, asylees and Special Immigrant Visa recipients.


Free English classes at the IRC in Atlanta

The IRC in Atlanta's free language program helps English language learners improve their English skills, learn about American history and government, practice computer skills, and connect to better jobs.


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.