News from Oakland, CA
Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Oakland, CA, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.
My Experience in Cote d’Ivoire with the IRC
GenR: Bay Area Member, Heena Patel, reflects on her visit to the IRC's programs in Cote d'Ivoire as part of the Second Annual GenR Trip to the Field
The Power of Sewing
Local business Janey Appleseed is hiring refugee women to sew children's dresses and quilts
New Roots Summer Camp 2016
An opportunity for refugee and immigrant youth to get to know their new home.
Oakland Post: East Bay Immigrants and Refugees Seek Citizenship in Run-up to Election
The recently introduced transit training session is an opportunity for clients to have hands-on instruction on how to take the bus around the Sacramento area
Airbnb lends a hand at the new roots garden in Oakland
Twenty Airbnb volunteers learned about the plight and resilience of refugees, and how the IRC and New Roots support them to build a new home in the United States.
How can you help? Create welcome kits for refugee families
Help restart a refugee household by providing a Welcome Kit with everything a family needs.
Afternoon adventure: GenR and refugee youth explore the academy of sciences
On March 26, GenR Bay Area members volunteered to chaperone a group of refugees, mostly youth, youth to the California Academy of Sciences.
Other ways to get involved in Oakland
There are many ways to get involved with IRC's work in Oakland.