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


Register to Vote Here!

1 in 10 eligible voters are new Americans! The IRC is here to support with voter education to support naturalized citizens and eligible voters. If you are not eligible to vote, do not register to vote as it will have consequences on your immigration status. If you are not yet a U.S. citizen, contact the IRC's immigration services by calling or texting (408) 472-3675.


IRC Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The International Rescue Committee is now host to a Small Business Development Center.


San Diego: COVID-19 Updates

Stay tuned to the IRC in San Diego's response and mitigation plans to protect the health and safety of staff, volunteers and clients.


How to help families through in-kind donations

Help provide a warmer welcome by sending much-needed items to refugee families.


Join us for "10 Days of A Taste of the IRC"

September 12, 2020

We are taking our annual fundraising dinner, "A Taste of the IRC," online! Join us this September for stories of resilience, tastes from around the world & a way to give back to refugee and immigrant communities.


The IRC in San Diego Immigration Services

The IRC in San Diego provides immigration services and application help, citizenship preparation classes, Know-Your-Rights Trainings and more. Click here to learn more about immigration services available for San Diego residents.


IRC's Refugee Film Festival

Join us ONLINE for IRC's Refugee Film Festival. Each screening is followed by a Q&A discussion with an expert on the film’s subject area.


Five moments San Diego inspired us during COVID-19

In such uncertain times, the San Diego community has shown its support for refugees through random acts of kindness.


How the IRC in San Diego is supporting asylum-seeking families during COVID-19

From sharing health and safety information to providing asylum-seeking families with much-needed support, IRC caseworkers are keeping clients informed of the rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic and making sure they stay safe.


Limited Volunteer Opportunities Due to COVID-19

Click here for more information and to see how you can get involved in the future.