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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.


Cultural orientation volunteer

Assist refugees in learning the basics of life in Sacramento, jovially referred to as America 101.


Refugee resettlement volunteer

Help refugees during their first 90 days as they establish new lives in the United States and integrate into the Sacramento community!


Thanks to Donors, Refugee Women Push Forward in Sacramento

Thanks to funds provided by IRC donors in response to February's emergency appeal, the IRC in Sacramento is expanding economic empowerment workshops for women this summer. Meet two of the participants.


World Refugee Day Celebrations in Northern California

World Refugee Day celebrations across Northern California - Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose, and Turlock/Modesto


World Refugee Day Celebration in Sacramento

In an event hosted by the IRC in Sacramento, Sacramento’s Refugee Resettlement Agencies invite you to join us on Tuesday, June 20th as California observes House Resolution 23 in honoring the strength, courage, and contributions of refugees resettled in Sacramento! Come celebrate with food, drinks and family-friendly activities on the New Roots Farm in West Sacramento.


TAKE ACTION: Support Refugees in Northern California

Thank you for your interest in supporting refugees and taking a stand for welcome in Northern California.  You are vital to protecting the values that make this country who we are. On behalf of those we serve, thank you. Here are ways you can help.



Urge Your Senators & Representatives to Oppose President Trump’s Pending Refugee Announcement


Immigrants Will Face Fee Hike for U.S. Citizenship Application Starting Dec. 23

Lawful Permanent Residents encouraged to apply now to avoid fee hike; some will qualify for partial fee waiver.


Bay Area Group Uses Crowdrise to Make #RefugeesWelcome for the Holidays

The IRC in Northern California is excited to share our new Crowdrise page, which will allow community members to better fundraise for local resettlement.


UC Davis project helps refugees prepare produce for market

A new wash station at the New Roots farm in Sacramento, built in collaboration with UC Davis, will allow refugees to sell their produce to local markets and restaurants