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News from New York, NY

Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in New York, NY, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


Halloween Festival at the Farm!

Join the IRC in NY's New York program for our annual Halloween Festival!


20 Years of RYSA

The IRC in NY celebrates two decades of its flagship youth program, the Refugee Youth Summer Academy.


You’re invited! Immigrant Artists & Art in NYC

Visit Soho Photo Gallery this fall for an exhibit exploring refugee and immigrant experiences.


Saturday Learning Series Youth Tutor

At the IRC office in midtown Manhattan, IRC volunteer tutors provide Saturday homework assistance from 10:00am-12: 30 pm for refugee youth. Youth tutors promote English language learning and academic achievement through assisting students with their homework, academic & cultural enrichment activities and regularly reviewing student progress.


Finding peace in Prospect Park

Dr. Chok Tenzin Monlam, an IRC in NY Economic Empowerment client, was invited to be a guest lecturer at University Open Air, a three-week lecture series organized by the Brooklyn Public Library and Prospect Park Alliance.


New Roots makes the news!

The IRC's New Roots Community Farm was on the local Fox 5 news sharing the many benefits of urban farms and green spaces for community building and wellness.


Naturalization workshop a vital support in NYC

The IRC in NY's new naturalization workshops allow clients to practice before their naturalization interviews with USCIS.


Celebrating new professional skills with WeWork

The IRC in NY took an interdepartmental approach to innovate a new program in partnership with WeWork to help refugee and immigrant employees build their professional skills in their own workplace.


A teacher begins anew in NYC

Refugees and asylees often face difficulties in resuming their careers once resettled in the U.S. The IRC in NY is working with an extraordinary Special Immigrant Visa holder, Tamana, to rebuild her career in education.


Staff Farewell in NYC

After six fruitful years with the IRC in NY, Economic Empowerment Manager Kathleen McTigue is relocating to Puerto Rico. She will be missed, but best of luck!