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News from Elizabeth, NJ

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


NY & NJ youth programs plan virtual RYSA

New York & New Jersey's RYSA programs serve hundreds of students each summer. With the onset of COVID-19, RYSA 2020 is adapting to keep RYSA students safe.


IRC in NJ's emergency food response

Open 6 days a week, the IRC's coordinated food access points have already served 100,000 meals in Elizabeth!


COVID-19: Remote Programming in NJ

The IRC in NJ is hard at work through this crisis.


Story Time with IRC!

Multilingual? Help the IRC's youth programs by recording a story!


COVID-19 Response: Free Meal Distribution in Elizabeth

IRC is partnering with World Central Kitchen to provide free meals in Elizabeth. Details and translations are below.


COVID19 Action: Food and Supply Donations Needed

Help refugees, asylum seekers, and vulnerable immigrants in NJ weather COVID19 with critically needed donations.


COVID-19 Guidance for IRC Clients in NJ

Going forward, IRC will share updated guidance through multiple channels, including our website.


IRC Transitioning to Remote Services During COVID-19

IRC in Elizabeth is adjusting to new protocols under COVID-19 response and prevention conditions. Please read below for updated information.


2020 Refugee Youth Summer Academy (RYSA) Volunteer

In August 2020, the IRC in New Jersey will host a three-week summer program focusing on English as a Second Language (ESL) enrichment for refugee youth living in Elizabeth and Roselle, New Jersey. The Refugee Youth Summer Academy (RYSA) will serve up to 90 students ages 5 – 20, in six classes, from at least 10 countries. Students will engage in ESL, creative arts, sports, field trips, and other activities. RYSA volunteers will work closely with the ESL Lead Teachers, clinical psychology doctoral students to reinforce English language learning and school preparation with refugee youth in a positive and healing classroom environment.


Welcome to Immigration at the IRC, Milagros!

Milagros Apolaya joins the immigration team at IRC.