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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.


Financial literacy program empowers refugees on the path to self-sufficiency

Newly employed and not fully understanding how direct deposit worked, or much about the American financial system, Oredi was keen to learn how to better manage his money and was referred to financial literacy classes at the IRC in Atlanta.


Join our team!

The IRC in Atlanta is seeking an Employment Specialist to join our Economic Empowerment team.


IRC in Atlanta’s 15th Annual Thanksgiving Feast a huge success

On Saturday November 19th, IRC in Atlanta staff, refugee clients, volunteers and community supporters gathered at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church for our 15th Annual Thanksgiving Feast.


IRC in Atlanta celebrates partnership with DeKalb County Public Library

The IRC in Atlanta is thrilled to now have the support of Ellen Gadberry, a Community Literacy Facilitator with DeKalb County Public Library, to enhance our child care program for a few hours each week.


New American honored to vote for the first time in Atlanta

George has been a legal permanent resident of the United States since 2007, after emigrating from Zambia with his mother when his father passed away. One of his greatest accomplishments has been becoming a U.S. citizen, a feat he achieved with the help of the IRC in Atlanta earlier this year.


Donate to IRC in Atlanta on Georgia Gives Day November 17!

This year, the IRC in Atlanta is committed to raising $15,000 in one 24-hour period to support individuals and families as they start their new lives here in Georgia.


Refugee students experience the great outdoors in Atlanta

This month, the IRC in Atlanta’s Youth Futures program was able to take 14 refugee students on a field trip to Davidson Arabia Mountain State Park thanks to our ongoing partnership with the Sierra Club Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) program.


Motivated mother finds success through IRC career development program

After fleeing violence and conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nyota, her husband and their four young children found themselves living in uncertain circumstances as refugees in Uganda. In March 2015, after years of waiting, the IRC in Atlanta finally brought Nyota and her family to safety, stability and a new beginning here in Georgia.


A family reunited in Atlanta

Reda, a 10-year-old Eritrean refugee, is braver than most girls her age. Tragically separated from her family on their journey to safety, Reda was forced to make the arduous resettlement journey alone, without her parents.


IRC Flight Portfolio on display at Oglethorpe

The IRC in Atlanta is pleased to announce an exhibit of our Flight Portfolio, a collection of pieces by twentieth century artists including Marc Chagall and Joan Miró, on display at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, from September 23, 2016 through December 11, 2016.