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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.


Naturalization workshop a vital support in NYC

The IRC in NY's new naturalization workshops allow clients to practice before their naturalization interviews with USCIS.


Celebrating new professional skills with WeWork

The IRC in NY took an interdepartmental approach to innovate a new program in partnership with WeWork to help refugee and immigrant employees build their professional skills in their own workplace.


A teacher begins anew in NYC

Refugees and asylees often face difficulties in resuming their careers once resettled in the U.S. The IRC in NY is working with an extraordinary Special Immigrant Visa holder, Tamana, to rebuild her career in education.


IRC visits Ellis Island!

Through a partnership with TripAdvisor, the IRC in NY has been celebrating clients' successes and achievements with opportunities to explore New York's many notable landmarks and experiences. This past month, Career Development Program participants visited Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in recognition of IRC clients' hard work to realize their career goals.


IRC visits the Empire State Building!

In celebration of a successful Career Program cohort, clients and staff visited the Empire State Building through a partnership with TripAdvisor designed to empower IRC clients in exploring their new home city!


Financial literacy & building credit in NYC

The IRC in NY is now implementing the IRC's new subsidiary initiative, the Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), to connect refugees and asylees to a range of affordable financial products that can accelerate clients' upward economic mobility.


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.


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.


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.