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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.


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.


Join our team! AmeriCorps 2017-18

IRC Atlanta is currently recruiting for our 2017-2018 AmeriCorps member positions! We are looking for dedicated, motivated, service-driven individuals to join our team.


Join our team!

The IRC in Atlanta is currently seeking to fill two positions: New Roots Coordinator and Youth Academic Specialist.


A closer look: IRC Atlanta’s Vocational English Program

The IRC in Atlanta’s Vocational English as a Second or Other Language (VESOL) program is an educational program open to all newly-arrived refugee clients that covers a wide variety of topics relating to the American workplace.


Wells Fargo Foundation supports Economic Empowerment Program 

The IRC in Atlanta is delighted to announce our partnership with the Wells Fargo Foundation, whose generous grant of $15,000 will be utilized to enhance the IRC in Atlanta’s Economic Empowerment Program.  


Bhutanese couple sworn in as U.S. citizens at New Americans Celebration

Originally from Bhutan, Mon and Nabin first came to the United States as refugees in the spring of 2011. Six years later, on March 7, 2017, the couple were sworn in as naturalized U.S. citizens under the gold dome of the Georgia State Capitol.


Driven to succeed

Ariya was resettled by the IRC in Atlanta last August, after he was forced to flee his home in Iran due to ongoing instability. With a strong command of English and an unwavering determination to rebuild his life, Ariya made it clear to his IRC caseworker that securing employment and regaining his independence was his top priority.


How to intern in Atlanta

The IRC’s US offices offer a variety of unpaid internship opportunities throughout the year. Prospective interns must go through the volunteer process and should be currently enrolled in an educational institution or a recent graduate. For more information, contact [email protected]