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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.


Refugees cultivate healthy living through New Roots

From their homelands to years in refugee camps, many IRC clients have gained unique knowledge in producing high-yield harvests from small plots of land.


IRC NorCal plays key role in fight against human trafficking

The IRC's Northern California offices have been on the front lines of combatting exploitation for the past seven years and are growing their services to support survivors


Meet NorCal's new development director

Michael joins the NorCal team bringing 21 years of diverse experience and a dynamic enthusiasm to contribute to our work


New program helps refugees navigate public benefits

Through personalized assistance, APB caseworkers help beneficiaries keep safe and off the streets by assisting with access to hospitals, referrals for mental health services and abuse hotlines, and benefits such as food stamps.


Love for Humanity Gift Card Drive

As we approach Valentines Day 2021, join us in showing your Love for Humanity by participating in our gift card drive!


IRC, City of Fremont team up on financial call line

The IRC in Oakland has joined forces with the City of Fremont and the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund to offer a financial counseling call line for all Alameda County residents.


NorCal communities welcome newest neighbors with holiday gifts

Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, IRC NorCal supporters continued a holiday welcoming tradition this year, bringing in nearly $15,000 worth of items for 60 IRC families.


U.S. Presidential Inauguration: What refugees and immigrants need to know

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is providing the following information for refugees, asylum-seekers and immigrants about U.S. elections and the Presidential inauguration.


Professional Mentor

Professional Mentors provide guidance aimed at assisting refugees, asylees, and other immigrants advance their careers in the United States. Resettlement programs have traditionally focused on entry-level job placement and there is a scarcity of long-term career advancement services that help clients navigate their way out of poverty. As part of our CareerLink program, the IRC in San Jose is looking for working professionals who want to utilize their knowledge and skills to help refugees and other immigrants attain their long-term career goals and become financially secure. We are looking for professional mentors with backgrounds in the tech, finance or healthcare sectors to mentor refugee and other immigrant clients pursuing training and certification within these fields.


Home for the Holidays - San Jose

During 2020, the IRC in San Jose served over 500 refugees, asylees, SIVs, and victims of trafficking from countries such as Afghanistan, Eritrea, and El Salvador among other distressed regions of the world. These families and individuals escaped conflict and persecution in their home countries in order to reach the United States and begin rebuilding their lives. Your contribution this holiday season not only provides families with greatly needed items, but lets them know that San Jose cares about and welcomes refugees.