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Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Richmond, VA, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


IRC in Richmond offers Financial Literacy Classes for Refugees

The IRC in Richmond began providing Financial Literacy and Housing Rights and Responsibilities classes in March.


Advance Film Screenings bring the Refugee Crisis to Richmond

The International Rescue Committee in Richmond hosted exclusive advance screenings of two films in recent weeks.


Egyptian Artist Makes his American Debut with help from the IRC in Richmond

Younan Ghebrial is an Egyptian Artist who fled persecution in 2013. His first American exhibition took place on February 3rd during Richmond’s First Friday Art Walk.


Items needed for refugees in Richmond

The IRC in Richmond is committed to bringing our refugee clients from harm to home. As a part of that commitment, we provide them with necessities – such as clothing and household items – they will need to start rebuilding their lives here. To do this, the IRC relies on donated items from community partners that are passed into the hands of our clients free of charge.


Community College Helps Afghan Refugee Build a Future in America

An Afghan Refugee rebuilds his career in the US with help from IRC in Richmond and the Community College Workforce Alliance.


New Roots farmers take entrepreneurial steps

Advanced New Roots farmers make progress in building their business skills – and their businesses.


Congratulations to the Class of 2016

Charlottesville High School graduated the Class of 2016 on June 2 at John Paul Jones Arena.


Help refugees stay cool this summer

With temperatures on the rise, the IRC in Charlottesville is in need of fans and window air conditioning units for refugees renting apartments without central air conditioning.


Other ways to get involved in Richmond

There are many ways to get involved with IRC's work in Richmond.


Spread the word in Richmond

Want to spread the word about making #RefugeesWelcome and also contribute more? There are various, creative ways to accomplish these goals simultaneously.