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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.

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A letter from IRC in NYNJ: Welcoming Afghans and newcomers

The IRC in NYNJ will continue to support Afghan individuals and families, and newcomers from across the Globe in their long resettlement journey. The crisis in Afghanistan has shaped the methodology of resettlement case management at the IRC to bolster proactive and client-facing services and programming. With your support, the IRC in NYNY can defy the temporal pressures and limits that inflate the emotional and financial burden faced by newcomers.

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Join the community interpreter program in NYC!

Do you speak another language? Join the International Rescue Committee in New York as a Community Interpreter Volunteer to help interpret for newly arrived refugees and immigrants. 

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Beyond Urbanization: Farming for Fulfillment: Rebuilding Fertile Urban Spaces

This September, the New Roots Community Farm’s (NRCF) community members came together to rebuild the farm. This project consisted of transplanting new plants, weeding, and installing sturdier plant beds. The New York Restoration Project also joined the NRCF in these efforts to execute the rebuild. The IRC in NY sat with Sheryll Durrant, the Food and Agriculture Coordinator at IRC in NY, to learn about the impact of this rebuild and the vision of the NRCF as a whole.

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Healthcare Admin Training in the HAPI program

The Healthcare Admin Professionals Initiative (HAPI) program completed its first cohort. The Economic Empowerment Unit reflects on the program so far.

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Update! Watch the October 7th webinar recording on IRC's Afghan Emergency Response in the US

Update! Watch the October 7th webinar recording on IRC's Afghan Emergency Response in the US

Volunteer

Volunteer Coordinator Civic Corps (paid)

The Civic Corps member is responsible for collaborating with IRC staff to determine volunteer needs; recruit, screen, train and supervise volunteers; provide on-going support and guidance for volunteers; and enter volunteer information in a central database system. Member must be able to perform all required tasks remotely until the office is fully open for in-person activities.

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Reflections from the IRC in NY virtual naturalization workshop

The IRC in New York hosted a virtual naturalization workshop that turned into a free consultation workshop.

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Fighting hunger among newcomers in the United States

High rates of unemployment and Covid-19 infection among New American community members has contributed heavily to lack of stable access to adequate amounts of nutritious food . Refugees and immigrants have been some of the hardest hit populations in the country, disproportionately experiencing food and nutritional insecurity due to their high rates of employment in “gig economy” and other job sectors like food, hotel, and health which have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. Help new American communities combat hunger with a gift to IRC's food security programs in the U.S.

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Reflecting on a year of COVID-19 in NY and NJ

As some of the earliest hit states in the pandemic, NY and NJ responded with empathy, resourcefulness and energy to ensure all new arrivals and established refugees weathered the storm.

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UNITE - A Peer Mentor reflects on the 2020 RYSA

RYSA, now the Newcomer Youth Summer Academy (NYSA), welcomes dozens of Peer Mentors as key team members each year. Alice, a Peer Mentor for RYSA 2020 - a virtual and unusual year - offers her reflections below. Inspired? Volunteer with NYSA 2021

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