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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.


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.


Volunteer Dari-speaking Cultural Orientation Teacher

Cultural Orientation is a 2-day intensive social adjustment course for all newly arrived refugees which focuses on essential information for new Americans through content-based instruction.


It's Back To School for Refugee Youth in NY and NJ

The IRC’s Refugee Youth Summer Academy is a program designed to help newly arrived students understand and become accustomed to public schools in the U.S. The program works with students of all ages to thrive in a new culture by exposing them to American teaching styles and subjects.


POWER (Providing Opportunities for Women’s Economic Resilience)

The IRC in New York’s POWER (Providing Opportunities for Women’s Economic Resilience) program has completed its second training for women interested in careers in childcare! The program focuses on developing women’s existing professional skills related to childcare while exposing program participants to more formalized childhood development and education theory. 


Corporate Engagement Opportunities

The IRC in New York is pleased to provide our local and national partners with opportunities to engage meaningfully and directly with our work.


POWER graduates

The second class of POWER (Providing Opportunities for Women's Economic Resilience) professional community interpreters graduated on March 30th, 2017.


ESL students work with MoMa!

Following a group visit to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), English students in the high beginner and intermediate class created artwork inspired by artists Enrique Chagoya and James Rosenquist with MoMA teaching artist, Shellyne Rodriguez.


Refugees highlight their culinary skills at the Bronx community garden

Clients participate in cooking demonstrations at the IRC in New York community garden in the Bronx and learn about healthy eating in America.