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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.


Artist and IRC Alumni, Adama Nanguin Abib Coulibaly, Makes his Gallery Debut

Originally from Cote d'Ivoire, Adama arrived in the US less than six years ago. He attended the Refugee Youth Summer Academy (RYSA) and then enrolled into 9th grade at Brooklyn International High School. He and his mom participated in the Academic Coaching program, and a few years later, Adama became a "Leader in Training" - including working as a Peer Mentor at RYSA in 2014 and 2015. Meanwhile, he honed his artistry. When he graduated high school in 2015, he enrolled at the Borough of Manhattan Community College studying liberal arts, playing soccer, and painting. 


GenR:NY Force for Change Photo Exhibition and Reception

On December 1, GenR members and friends came together at Drift Studio to support the work of the IRC.


Food and Agriculture Job Training Program

POWER (Providing Opportunities for Women's Economic Resilience) and New Roots are proud to follow all the graduates of the Food and Agriculture Job Training Program as they start careers and gain control of their futures. Almost all graduates go on to seek additional training or employment within the local food industry.


GenR at IRC's Rescue Dinner

The IRC’s annual Rescue Dinner was held last week on a warm November evening at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan. The guests were welcomed with a reception before making our way to the tables inside the dining room.


Welcome AmeriCorps members!

The IRC in New York and New Jersey recently welcomed several AmeriCorps members to their teams.


Farmers Market

Every Tuesday afternoon, the New Roots Community Farm hosts a Farmers Market where neighborhood residents have the chance to buy the freshest vegetables in the Bronx.


Bloomberg Employees Lead a Job Readiness Workshop

Bloomberg employees joined the IRC in New York for a day of volunteerism at a job readiness workshop


Citizenship and Immigration Intern in NY

The Immigration Program provides fee-based services to refugees, asylees, Cuban/Haitian entrants and other immigrants in New York. The intern will work closely with IRC staff to provide legal services to clients seeking assistance with various immigration forms.


Pashto Speaking Cultural Orientation Volunteer Teacher

The Cultural Orientation Volunteer Teacher will teach Cultural Orientation classes once or twice per week, using IRC’s established curriculum.


Refugee Resettlement Intern in NY

The Refugee Resettlement Intern for the IRC in New York will assist Resettlement Services staff in providing reception and placement services to newly arrived refugees.