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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.


Immigration in 2020

New York and New Jersey offer high quality and low-cost immigration legal services catered to the local communities IRC serves. Learn more about these critical services below.


Volunteer Remote ESL Tutor

We are seeking volunteers to provide one-to-one ESL tutoring, simple English conversation practice, and teach small ESL groups remotely. (You can choose your preference.) The IRC will provide the curriculum, class instructions, and materials. Digital literacy classes are also available to build your technological confidence and share best practices.


Reflecting on COVID-19 Response

An update on IRC's extraordinary summer in New York and New Jersey


NJ RYSA - A virtual feat

NJ's fifth Refugee Youth Summer Academy explored new territory as a virtual program to keep young learners safe this year.


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.