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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.


Small Business Workshop series launches at IRC

The IRC in NY's Economic Empowerment team created a Small Business Workshop series to serve entrepreneurial clients.


IRC in NY client speaks at the United Nations

Rose, an IRC client in New York, was invited to speak at the United Nations' celebration of the International Day of Rural Women.


GenR: NY New Roots Volunteer Day 2018

GenR Goes Green in the Bronx


Refugee Youth Summer Academy 2018

Reflecting on RYSA's 19th year, celebrating this DREAM team.


RYSA visits New Roots

The IRC in NY's Refugee Youth Summer Academy enjoyed a special trip to the IRC's New Roots Community Farm in the Bronx.


The GenR Force for Change Summer Party

The GenR Force for Change Summer Party was an inspiring, impactful, and festive event to celebrate the work of the IRC.  We raised over $155,000 to support the IRC’s work around the world.


On the run for the IRC in NY

Alice and Katherine, sisters and IRC in NY ambassadors, blended their passions for running and advocacy for refugees and asylees by fundraising through a 5K in NYC.


New Roots Community Farm in full bloom

Participants in New York Resettlement Office's POWER program celebrate their graduation at the New Roots Community Farm, while visitors learn about New Roots Community Farm's programs and grounds.


GenR: NY Force For Change Summer Party

July 17, 2018

Please join the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and GenR for an outdoor summertime celebration. Take in rooftop views of Lower Manhattan, chat with other young humanitarians, and meet IRC staff, including IRC President David Miliband.


Adult ESL Volunteer Teacher

Volunteers will teach one or two levels (beginner and intermediate) modular “a la carte” English class to help newly arrived refugees and immigrants transition into the everyday aspects of life in the US. Using engaging and student-centered lessons, the teacher will provide content-based instruction. Finally, volunteers will collaborate with members of the Family Education team to ensure clients’ immediate educational needs are met.