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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.


Child Watch Volunteer

Entertain kids while their parents attend the New Roots English in the Garden program.


Citizenship Information Session

April 4, 2018

Learn about U.S. citizenship and the steps to becoming a citizen.


Opening Arms: Preschool Scholarships for Refugee Kids

For years, Charlottesville’s University Montessori School has granted scholarships to IRC clients’ children.


Creating Bridges through Bread

IRC clients lead cooking classes through the Albemarle County Public Schools "Bridges Through Bread" program.


Professional Mentor

Help clients to advance their careers in a variety of different fields.


Webinar: Addressing mental health and wellness for refugees in the US

March 22, 2018

Join this webinar briefing to gain insight into the experiences of refugees resettling to the United States and the impact on their mental and emotional health. Guests will hear from IRC staff who are creating unique wellness programs to help refugees flourish in their new country.


Apply for summer internships in Charlottesville!

The IRC hosts student interns in each of our departments, both during the summer and the academic year.


IRC goes to Capitol Hill

IRC advocates urge lawmakers in Washington to meet 45,000 refugee ceiling in fiscal year 2018.


Become a GenR: Charlottesville Member

GenR—short for Generation Rescue—is a group of young and influential humanitarians between the ages of 25 and 40 who have joined forces with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to help people survive conflict and disaster and rebuild their lives.


Reflections on the 2017 Travel Ban

Last year’s first travel ban caused chaos for a local IRC family waiting to see their relatives resettled in Charlottesville.