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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.


Volunteer Financial Literacy Instructor

For IRC clients to become fully self-sufficient, they must be taught financial literacy. Financial Literacy Instructors are responsible for teaching monthly workshops on topics such as credit, banking, and budgeting. These modules are critical to help new Americans understand the basics of the American financial system.


IRC in Northern California Response to Covid-19

We are continuously addressing the current and potential impacts this outbreak will have on IRC programs in Northern California (Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose, Turlock/Modesto). IRC is providing critical information in all relevant languages to IRC employees, volunteers, refugees, victims of trafficking, asylees, and other hard-to-reach populations. We are working hard to ensure families have access to life essentials: food, internet and devices, cash assistance and all eligible public benefits.


Closing the Digital Divide in the Heart of Silicon Valley

San JOSE’S APPROACH TO CLOSING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE. San José is the first city in the country to pledge to close the Digital Divide by establishing the Digital Inclusion Partnership, a $24 million cross-sector fund that will be distributed in grant awards over a ten-year period.



Citizenship and Immigration Program

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. 


#WomenThrive in San Jose

Help #WomenThrive in San Jose


Corporate Engagement Opportunities in Northern California

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.


Weekly Immigration Consultations

Get an immigration legal consultation from IRC's Department of Justice Accredited Representatives at these walk-in immigration clinics. No appointment necessary. Clinics are available in San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, and Turlock.


Give a Gift Card for Giving Tuesday

IRC in San Jose invites you to Give a Gift Card for Giving Tuesday!


GenR: Bay Area Force For Change Event

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the GenR: Bay Area Force For Change Event! 


Professional Mentor Volunteer

Provide guidance to refugees, ayslees, and immigrants to advance their careers in the United States.