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.
Empowerment at the New Roots Community Farm
New York City refugee women are growing produce, community, and job skills at the IRC New Roots Community Farm in the Bronx
Volunteer Recruitment and Management Civic Corps
The Volunteer Recruitment and Management Civic Corps Member is responsible for collaborating with IRC staff to determine volunteer and intern needs; recruit, screen, train and supervise volunteers and interns; provide on-going support and guidance for volunteers and interns, and enter volunteer information in a central database system.
Summer Volunteer Photographer
Scope of Work: The Refugee Youth Summer Academy (RYSA) is a six-week program focusing on preparing newly arrived refugee youth to succeed at their grade level in the New York City public school system. Up to 130 students from ages 5 – 21 from over 20 countries will participate in academic, creative arts, physical education, and life skills classes. Field Trips are held on Fridays.
The Photographer will create high-quality stock photos for the IRC’s internal and external purposes, including newsletters, funder reports and RYSA yearbook. The Photographer will work as needed on-site at the Summer Academy. The Photographer will work collaboratively with the Yearbook Coordinator and Graphic Designer to ensure the Academy is well-documented and the Yearbook is a valued item of memorabilia for students and families.
RYSA Volunteer Graphic Designer
The Refugee Youth Summer Academy (RYSA) is a six-week program focusing on preparing newly arrived refugee youth to succeed at their grade level in the New York City public school system. Up to 130 students from ages 5 – 21 from over 20 countries will participate in academic, creative arts, physical education, and life skills classes. Field Trips are held on Fridays.
The Graphic Designer will design and put together 2017 RYSA Yearbook, working in collaboration with the Yearbook Coordinator and volunteer RYSA Photographer(s). The Graphic Designer will work part-time as needed on-site at the Summer Academy and participate in project meetings at the IRC in NY office. The Photographer will work collaboratively with the Yearbook Coordinator and Photographer, assist with yearbook responsibilities, and meet the required yearbook deadlines.
IRC in the News
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New Resettlement Caseworker
The IRC in New York would like to welcome new Resettlement Caseworker, Emma Salah!
National Social Work Month
In celebration of National Social Work Month, we would like to congratulate our caseworker, Jessica Brecker, who was one of ten finalists for the Centers Patient Advocacy Award.
POWER students visit the United Nations
The United Nations Department of Public Information hosted Providing Opportunities for Women’s Economic Resilience (POWER) interpretation students for several field trips this past month. The POWER interpretation program trains women with advanced language abilities in applying these skills towards careers in professional interpretation.
Cultural Orientation Intern
The Cultural Orientation will support timely coordination and scheduling of classes in collaboration with colleagues, assist with program and date management, and teach as needed using IRC’s established curriculum.
Unaccompanied Children Intern
The IRC in New York provides services to unaccompanied minors as part of a national response to the large influx of youth entering the United States without legal guardians. The Unaccompanied Children Intern will support the Unaccompanied Children Caseworker to complete home studies on potential sponsors and assist minors in obtaining educational, health, and legal services once they are placed with a sponsor. The intern’s primary responsibility will be helping clients to obtain legal assistance, enrollment in school, and health insurance and to conduct research on possible resources available to the children and their sponsors within the 5 boroughs of NYC. The Unaccompanied Children Intern will work within the Resettlement Department at the IRC in NY resettlement office and report to the Unaccompanied Children Caseworker.