Search form

Return to Sacramento, CA

News from Sacramento, CA

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


Citizenship and Immigration Services in Northern California

The IRC's Immigration Department can help any immigrant population to petition to bring family members to the U.S., apply for citizenship, green cards, work authorization, travel documents, and more. 


GenR: Bay Area Force For Change Event

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the GenR: Bay Area Force For Change Event! 


HOPE Program in Sacramento

The Human-trafficking Outreach, Prevention and Education (HOPE) Program provides comprehensive services to survivors of human trafficking, as well as training and outreach to increase awareness and identification of survivors.


Refugee Resettlement in Sacramento

The U.S. has a long tradition of offering refuge to those fleeing persecution and war. These vulnerable populations have suffered unimaginable hardship and face tremendous obstacles as they start their new lives. The IRC staff and volunteers provide support to refugees from their first moments in the country to help set them on a path to self-sufficiency.


Corporate Engagement Opportunities

The IRC in Northern California is pleased to provide our local and national partners with opportunities to engage directly with our programs in a meaningful way. Through volunteer events, small corporate groups work together to deliver their unique assistance and expertise directly to the IRC's refugee and asylee clients. All activities can be paired with an education session that teaches participants the basics of refugee resettlement.



You can help keep refugees warm in the coming festive season!


Economic Empowerment in Sacramento

The IRC assists refugees and SIVs in securing employment upon arrival in the U.S., in addition to supporting them as they advance their careers and move towards achieving financial goals. Through job training, resume workshops, mock interviews, vocational scholarships, Vocational English as Second Language (VESL) classes, financial education, and other services, we offer refugees the tools they need to succeed in meeting their short and long-term professional and financial goals.


Immigration in Sacramento

Our Immigration Department strives to ensure equal protection under the law and civic integration of refugees and immigrants, as aspiring new Americans, by assisting them to achieve U.S. citizenship.


New Roots in Sacramento

The New Roots program helps refugees reestablish their ties to the land, celebrate their heritage and nourish themselves and their neighbors by planting strong roots in Sacramento.


How soccer united refugees from around the world in Sacramento

Sacramento is the largest resettlement location for refugees in the nation. Twelve teams made up of refugees from Iraq, Iran, Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Syria, played soccer at World Refugee Day at Papa Murphy's Park on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.