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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.


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.


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

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

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.