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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.


Reunited Burmese family purchases first home

Separated from his family as he fled persecution in his native Burma, Maung spent six months in Thailand before ending up in a refugee camp in Malaysia. He lived alone in the camp for the next eight years—almost losing hope—before he was finally selected for resettlement in the United States.


Just Bakery of Atlanta provides gainful employment for local refugees

The IRC in Atlanta is proud to partner with Just Bakery of Atlanta, a nonprofit organization that trains, certifies and employs local refugees to make and sell a delicious selection of pastries, bread and other baked goods!


Syrian mechanic opens new auto shop in Atlanta

The IRC in Atlanta’s Microenterprise Development program recently provided its first small business loan to Mohammad, originally from Syria, who is now the proud owner of The Best Works Auto Care Center in Roswell.


IRC English class connects community to career opportunities

The IRC in Atlanta is thrilled to announce that our English Literacy and Civics program is now offering free evening classes to the community on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm-9pm at Clarkston Community Center.


Join our team!

The IRC in Atlanta is currently seeking a temporary New Roots Associate to work part time, 15 hours per week, from September to December. 


IRC hosts citizenship workshop with New Americans Campaign partners

On June 23, the IRC in Atlanta's Community Integration program—in partnership with Catholic Charities Atlanta and New American Pathways—hosted a free citizenship workshop as part of the ongoing efforts of the New Americans Campaign.


Naturalized citizen votes for the first time

May 16 was an exciting day for 38-year-old Adjowa as she voted for the first time in an American election, casting an early vote in the Georgia primary. 


Bank of America volunteers support refugees in job search

On Saturday July 21, a group of volunteers from Bank of America generously donated their time to support an Economic Empowerment workshop at the IRC in Atlanta office.


Honoring our Youth Futures Class of 2018

The IRC in Atlanta’s Youth Futures program ended the 2017-2018 school year with lots to celebrate; our afterschool programming served more than 70 Clarkston High School students throughout the year, including 15 seniors who all successfully graduated in May!


Refugee students practice yoga and mindfulness at the IRC

Through a partnership with Centering Youth—a nonprofit yoga service initiative that brings yoga to vulnerable communities—the IRC in Atlanta has successfully incorporated regular yoga and mindfulness practice into both our adult and youth education programs.