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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.


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.


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!


Join our team!

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.