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


Stronger Together: Navigating the Pandemic with Connectivity

IRC LA's Staff Spotlight Seres: Rachel Tang, Census Outreach Coordinator


Providing financial stability through microloans

The IRC in LA is helping refugees and migrants climb the 'credit building ladder' through a new micro-loan program, thanks to the partnership and support of Citi Community Development. The new program has been especially helpful in offering 'emergency grants' and 'resilience loans' to those affected by COVID-19.


Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) Intern (Remote)

The Center for Economic Opportunity helps low to moderate income (LMI) immigrants to the US build their knowledge on how to budget, save and access credit, while learning the intricacies of the US Financial system and developing long term financial skills for financial success. As part of the Integration Program in IRC Los Angeles, the CEO is implementing a new tool to connect immigrants to safe, secure trustworthy products to empower their success in the United States. The CEO Intern will work with the CEO Coordinator and the Integration Manager in deploying and expanding the work of the IRC’s Center for Economic Opportunity through a variety of outreach activities as well as close one-on-one work with clients.


Preparing first time voters at the IRC in LA

With new voter guides, the IRC in LA's citizenship class instructors help students feel confident in casting their first ballots as US citizens. As of March 2020, all classes have moved online.


Census 2020: How the IRC in LA is making sure refugees count

The IRC is ensuring that everyone counts for the upcoming 2020 Census, despite new difficulties due to COVID-19.


Help us provide reusable cloth masks to refugee families in Los Angeles

Do you know how to sew? The IRC in LA needs your help to provide reusable cloth face masks to refugee families and children in need.


Face Masks Sewing Volunteer (Remote)

Do you know how to sew? Feeling crafty? The IRC-LA needs your help in delivering reusable face masks to refugee families and children in need.


Our response to COVID-19: and how you can help

While we all do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many families in Los Angeles need our support more than ever—here's how you can help.


GenR LA Celebrates the Holidays with Annual Gift Drive

IRC's GenR LA helped put on a gift drive and winter welcome part for our refugees and families this year, bringing holiday cheer to refugees from far and near.


Our Impact in 2019

In 2019 we served hundreds of new refugees and immigrant families in Los Angeles, and we couldn’t have done it without your support. We thank you for your dedication to standing with the IRC, and commitment to welcoming refugees into the new year.