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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.


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.


Introducing Georgia's newest citizens

The IRC in Atlanta is pleased to offer free Citizenship classes every Saturday to help eligible Lawful Permanent Residents or "green card holders" to prepare to become American citizens and pass the citizenship test.


Bank of America volunteers support financial education workshop

14 volunteers supported the IRC’s Economic Empowerment team to host a Smart Shopping workshop, where refugee clients received one-on-one support to explore cost effective shopping strategies.


23 refugee-owned businesses launched through IRC Atlanta’s Microenterprise program

Since the launch of the MED program in January 2018, the IRC in Atlanta has supported 23 refugee entrepreneurs to open new businesses and worked with 18 individuals to strengthen their existing businesses


The IRC in Atlanta welcomes Amal Abdi as new Logistics Manager

The IRC in Atlanta is thrilled to announce Amal Abdi as our new Logistics Manager. Now in her ninth year with the IRC, Amal brings a wealth of first-hand experience to this critical position.


Meet our AmeriCorps Part 2

The IRC in Atlanta is thrilled to introduce our 2018-19 AmeriCorps service members, who have been serving across our Adult Education, Economic Empowerment, Resource Development, Resettlement, Social Adjustment and Youth programs since early fall.


Refugee students earn trade certificates, high school diplomas simultaneously

The IRC in Atlanta’s Connect to Success program provides holistic support to refugee youth and young adults aged 16 to 24 who are not enrolled in school to help them to reach their education and career goals. Since the program’s launch in fall 2016, our partnership with the Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center in Morganfield, Kentucky has been invaluable in helping our students to overcome barriers and fulfill their potential.