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News from Charlottesville, VA

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


New Roots Cville Garden Applications for 2021 Season

Applications for returning gardeners are now available. Applications for new gardeners will be released March 1.


The IRC Celebrates Black History Month

The necessity of Black History Month is a not only a celebration of historic Black ingenuity and triumph, but also a critical reminder of the importance of civil and human rights advocacy. As a humanitarian organization, we at the IRC strive to stand at the forefront of this advocacy.


The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy

February 22, 2021

As the Biden administration makes several key changes to U.S. immigration policy, experts examine the priorities and what they might imply for the evolution of U.S. immigration and refugee policy.


AmeriCorps Members' Day of Service with New Roots

New Roots Charlottesville celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with their first, outside, socially-distanced volunteer day of 2021 at New Roots Farm, featuring nine AmeriCorps service members.


H.O.M.E Community Family Sponsorship Program

Volunteer groups can provide critical support for newly-arriving families as they rebuild their lives.


U.S. Presidential Inauguration: What refugees and immigrants need to know

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is providing the following information for refugees, asylum-seekers and immigrants about U.S. elections and the Presidential inauguration.


IRC in Charlottesville Refugee Amazon Wishlists

Purchase needed items for refugee families to be delivered directly to their doorstep.


Youth Mentor

Adult mentors in the Charlottesville community are paired with a mentee and help guide the youth through important life transitions and decisions.


The IRC in Charlottesville Welcomes Four AmeriCorps Service Members

The new AmeriCorps members will support our health, employment and youth programs.


Meet Isabel, a Local Student with Global Goals

After facing initial challenges in school, Isabel joined the MYVA program and is now thriving and helping other refugee students to succeed.