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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.


Refugee youth celebrate graduation from Crawford High

Many of the students in Crawford High School's 2018 graduating class came to the US as refugees – meet some of the students who celebrated the completion of their high school careers


Sponsorship and Events Volunteer

The Sponsorship and Special Events Volunteer will support the development manager in seeking new and renewed sponsorship opportunities for and planning the logistics of the IRC’s annual fundraiser, A Taste of the IRC and provide support the day of the event.


Advocacy and Communications Volunteer

Have a passion for advocacy? The IRC is looking for a committed community member interested in empowering the voices of refugee and immigrant populations. Click here!


LET'S HIKE program connects youth with outdoors

As part of the LET'S HIKE program, City Heights youth recently completed the 5 Peak Challenge, climbing all five peaks in Mission Trails Regional Park in five days! The challenge marked the conclusion of a year-long program to get refugee youth outside and engaged with the natural environment.


El Cajon Front Desk Assistant

Be the first friendly face clients see as they check into our lobby!


Driver's licenses open new pathways to opportunity

Finding a job is the first order of business for most adults arriving in San Diego as refugees, but sometimes finding a way to get to work can be even more challenging than finding the job itself.  


Couple realizes dream to open sweet shop

Nael and Manar left their business behind when they fled Iraq, last year they opened a new shop in Spring Valley.


Employment Success: 64 jobs in January

As of January 31st, 64 people have new jobs, from farming to physicians assistants.


Arrivals Update: Local impacts of the travel ban

More refugees will arrive in February than any month so far this fiscal year - but not from Syria, Iraq or Somalia, previously three of the most common countries of origin for families served by the IRC in San Diego.


Career Development Assistant

Want to utilize your skills assisting low income community members and refugees in moving beyond entry level jobs to professional, living wage careers? Click here to learn more!