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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.


6 Things You Can Do This Summer To Help Refugees in Charlottesville

Your summer check list to make #RefugeesWelcome


IRC in Charlottesville Recognizes Refugee Students' Achievements

Nineteen students were recognized for their achievements this year including significant progress in math or reading, expanding their vocabulary and even learning to read Braille.


Child Watch Volunteer - ESL Class

Entertain young children while their parents attend English Class at our office


Items needed for refugees in Charlottesville

The IRC in Charlottesville is committed to bringing our beneficiaries from harm to home. As a part of that commitment, we provide them with necessities they will need to start rebuilding their lives here. To do this, the IRC relies on donated items from community partners that are passed into the hands of our beneficiaries free of charge either through our Resettlement Store or as part of an initial apartment setup.


Refugee Voices: New American Stories

June 5, 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the IRC in Charlottesville's annual fundraising event.


IRC in Charlottesville Open House

April 9, 2019

The IRC in Charlottesville invites community members, partner agencies, current and former clients, donors and volunteers to an Open House as part of the Tom Tom Founders Festival.


PhotoVoice Tells Story of New Roots' Impact

New Roots participants answer the question “How has New Roots affected my life?” through their own photographs.


Webinar: Addressing the future of refugee resettlement in the US

March 7, 2019

Join this webinar briefing with the International Rescue Committee to learn about the current and future status of refugee resettlement in the US and hear about some of our special program to help refugees rebuild their lives. Resettlement is an important part of IRC’s work with refugees. Learn about the comprehensive services the IRC provides within the first months of a refugee’s arrival in the United States as well as the current state of refugee resettlement in the US.


The Foreigner's Home Film Screening

February 21, 2019

A documentary film featuring Toni Morrison and Edwidge Danticat


IRC in Charlottesville New Roots PhotoVoice Gallery

January 30, 2019

A collection of photos that explores how New Roots has affected participants