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Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Baltimore, MD, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


Essential and displaced workers during the pandemic

While many IRC clients have continued to work during the COVID-19 crisis, others have been laid off and are now looking for new jobs. Read more about Tim, May, Prisca and Buswaza.


Youth Success Coach Volunteer

Youth success coaches are matched with 1-2 refugee youth (ages 15-24) to provide support to meet their goals. The next cohort will begin in June 2020.


IRC continues services during COVID-19

As the coronavirus continues to impact our communities, the IRC in Baltimore remains committed to supporting our clients with high quality resettlement and immigration legal services. Now more than ever, IRC staff and clients rely on a network of public and private partners for support.


IRC staff working remotely as of March 23, 2020

As of Monday, March 23, 2020 the IRC’s office in Baltimore will be closed to protect the health of clients, partners, staff and the community during the coronavirus pandemic. Our staff will continue to work remotely and will maintain regular remote contact and appointments with the individuals and families we serve.


Volunteer and intern activities suspended while IRC in Baltimore provides remote services

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the IRC has made some changes to our programs and operations in order to help prevent the spread of the illness in our community and to protect the health of our clients, onsite partners, volunteers, and staff.


Apply for summer internships by March 30!

Applications are now open for various internships at the IRC in Baltimore.


France-Merrick Foundation gets us moving!

If you’ve spotted a 2016 grey Honda Odyssey mini-van driving around Baltimore lately, you may have come across IRC staff and clients at work. Last year the IRC purchased its first mini-van with generous support from the France-Merrick Foundation, and the results have paid off.


Citizenship classes at the IRC

The IRC is excited to host citizenship classes on-site this year, in partnership with Baltimore City Community College.


The state of refugee resettlement in 2020

A message from the executive director of the IRC in Maryland on the state of refugee resettlement in 2020.


Fiston’s dreams and contributions!

As any other refugee arriving to a new place to call home, Fiston had a mix of feelings when he arrived in Baltimore three years ago. He was excited to build a successful life, but he was also worried.