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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.


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.


Reception and Placement Intern (Remote)

The Reception and Placement Intern will work with the Reception and Placement team to resettle newly arrived refugee families in Los Angeles. 


Financial Coaching Intern (Remote)

The Financial Coaching Intern will assist the Financial Coach in working one on one with immigrant members of the community, including refugees, asylees and Unaccompanied Minors to broaden knowledge in Financial Literacy and empower immigrant women, children and families in the Los Angeles area to take control of their personal and family finances.


Internship opportunities in Los Angeles: Now Accepting Applications!

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.


16 Days is Not Enough: IRC's Commitment to Ending Gender-Based Violence is Year Round

November 25th marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and kicks off the campaign 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. IRC-LA staff member and Gender Equality champion, Carly Boos, shares what it means to be a part of an organization committed to ending gender-based violence 365 days out of the year.


GenR: LA holds annual bike event and Halloween carnival for refugee families

IRC and GenR LA held their annual bike event and Halloween carnival for asylum seeking children and refugee families at the IRC office in Glendale.


Mayor Eric Garcetti recognizes IRC LA's work at grand opening

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and IRC celebrate the grand opening of the newest New Americans Center in Echo Park.