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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.


Adult Education's vital role in NYC

Adult Education programs provide community and crucial language skills for refugees, asylees, and immigrants looking to advance in New York City.


Supporter Spotlight!

As a volunteer since 2016, Lisa Scholtes has quickly become an invaluable member of the IRC in New York’s support network.


LITs in their own words

As part of their civic engagement efforts, the IRC in NY Leaders In Training wrote an oped together about their refugee, asylee, and immigrant experiences.


Webinar: Addressing the future of refugee resettlement in the US

March 7, 2019

Join this webinar briefing with the International Rescue Committee to learn about the current and future status of refugee resettlement in the US and hear about some of our special program to help refugees rebuild their lives. Resettlement is an important part of IRC’s work with refugees. Learn about the comprehensive services the IRC provides within the first months of a refugee’s arrival in the United States as well as the current state of refugee resettlement in the US.


New Roots Community Farm on display

The IRC's New Roots Community Farm in the Bronx is featured in a New York Botanical Garden photo exhibit celebrating 30 years of Bronx Green-Up.


Winter party caps a successful 2018

In a warm and generously provided space, IRC staff and clients celebrated the end of 2018 in style.


Thanksgiving in New York

English as a Second Language students in New York applied their new skills while celebrating Thanksgiving this year.


Entrepreneurial clients find support in New York

The IRC in NY's Small Business Workshop series concluded in November, following several special guest speakers.


Leaders in Training explore new careers

The Leaders in Training program for high school upperclassmen met with IRC supporter Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer at their New York offices.


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.