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News from San Jose, CA

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


Do-it-yourself fundraising

Support local refugee resettlement by hosting your own fundraiser.


IRC Info Sessions

Interested in learning more about IRC-San Jose. Sign up for an Info Session today!


Former refugee lends skills to promote the Soft Landing Fund

Soryi Am, former refugee from Cambodia, was the graphic designer behind materials for the new Soft Landing Fund. Learn about her story and how you can support refugees in the Bay Area with the cost of housing.


HOME Volunteer

Coordinate with a team of volunteers to fundraise housing subsidy and donations to help newly arrived families settle into their first homes! Also, help connect families to community resources.


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. 


The Soft Landing Fund: The IRC in Northern California's Housing Subsidy

The Soft Landing Fund is a way to directly support refugee families arriving to Oakland and San Jose as they work towards self-sufficiency. The fund is supported entirely by Bay Area community members, like you. 


Webinar: Addressing mental health and wellness for refugees in the US

March 22, 2018

Join this webinar briefing to gain insight into the experiences of refugees resettling to the United States and the impact on their mental and emotional health. Guests will hear from IRC staff who are creating unique wellness programs to help refugees flourish in their new country.


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.


Economic Empowerment Support

Help recently arrived refugees become financially self-sufficient


Professional Mentor Volunteer

Mentor refugees, asylees, and immigrants to help advance their careers in San Jose.