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.
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
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.
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.