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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.


GenR: LA presents Force For Change Photo Exhibition

June 7, 2018

GenR: LA is proud to host the photo exhibition The Vision Project on Thursday, June 7th at Greenbar Distillery in Los Angeles.


This Is Home Screening and Discussion

June 6, 2018

Join us as we celebrate World Refugee Day with a screening of This Is Home


From Dishwasher To Chef In One Year

IRC LA’s Early Employment graduate Francisco Rodriguez is living his American dream as a new chef in downtown Los Angeles.


Internship opportunities in Los Angeles

The IRC provides opportunities for refugees to thrive in America. In Los Angeles and many other regional offices across the country, the IRC helps them rebuild their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. To accomplish this, IRC-LA relies heavily on efforts by our interns and volunteers.


GenR: Trip to the Field: Sierra Leone

At the end of January 2018, four GenR members from Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco, accompanied by IRC staff, traveled to Sierra Leone to visit the IRC’s programs and see their impact firsthand.


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.


Immigration Volunteer

The Immigration Volunteer will support the Immigration Department in serving refugees and other immigrant members of the local community.


Reception and Placement Volunteer

The Reception and Placement Volunteer will assist the Reception and Placement Caseworkers to resettle newly arrived refugees in Los Angeles.


Financial Coaching Volunteer

The Financial Coaching Volunteer supports the Economic Empowerment Program by working one on one with refugee, asylee, trafficking and other immigrants, including Unaccompanied Minors (UAC's) to learn the basics of building a budget, opening a bank account, and other aspects of financial literacy. Spanish and Arabic speakers especially needed!


IRC LA's Citizenship & Financial Capability Program Expands to LA County Libraries

IRC LA's popular Citizenship & Financial Capability Program is now available in West Covina!