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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.


Global logistics company, Kuehne + Nagel, invests in diverse workforce

The IRC Atlanta has recently partnered with globally recognized logistics company, Kuehne+Nagel, to place highly skilled immigrants in exciting jobs in logistics coordination and transport. Kuehne+Nagel currently represents at least 15% of the world’s sea and air freight revenue and has over 80,000 employees in 109 countries.


IRC’s Connect to Success students enjoy a day on the ice

There was a lot of stumbling and falling involved in the IRC’s Connect to Success (C2S) program this winter, but it’s not what you might think… Thanks to a generous donation from long-term IRC volunteer and supporter, Norman Slawsky, we were able to take 16 young adults enrolled in the C2S program for their first-ever ice-skating trip to The Cooler in Alpharetta!


IRC supports new Americans to enter healthcare workforce

Last summer, the IRC in Atlanta launched a new English for Nursing Assistants program with the goal of supporting adult students with high quality English language instruction so that they can be successful in a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training and begin working in the healthcare field.


Youth Futures students discover the joy of reading through Book Club

This school year, the IRC in Atlanta’s Youth Futures afterschool program began a new initiative inspired by the students’ desire to read more books, for fun and to improve their English language skills. We now hold a weekly Book Club where students read a portion of the chosen book on their own each week, then gather to discuss their favorite parts, ask questions, and connect the stories to their personal experiences.


Two IRC team members included in YNPN Atlanta ‘30 Under 30' Class of 2019

The IRC in Atlanta is thrilled to announce that two of our very own—Lauren Bowden and Grace Paulsen—were selected as 2019 Young Nonprofit Professionals Network ‘30 Under 30’ Award recipients!


A dream come true for the IRC’s own newest citizen

A member of the persecuted Rohingya ethnic group, IRC case aide and resettled refugee, Safa Shamsuddin, waited five long years to swear allegiance to the country she now calls home.


Afghan who served US military finds a safe home in Atlanta

Mohammad and his family arrived in Atlanta just two months ago after he received a special immigrant visa (SIV) for his service with the U.S. military in Afghanistan.


An international Thanksgiving in Atlanta

On Saturday November 23, IRC in Atlanta staff, clients, volunteers and community supporters gathered at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church for our 18th annual Thanksgiving Feast.


How to intern in Atlanta

Thank you for your interest in the International Rescue Committee in Atlanta’s Internship Program. Our interns come from schools across the nation and world and make vital contributions to the IRC in Atlanta’s work. Our internships require a commitment of at least 15 hours a week for three months and are unpaid.


Celebrating International Day of the Girl 2019

For this year’s International Day of the Girl—observed annually around the world on October 11—the IRC in Atlanta hosted an empowerment celebration to honor the young women in our Youth programs. With support from generous volunteers and donors, students enjoyed an action-packed day of activities, games, setting intentions and having fun with friends!