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News from Seattle, WA

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


Join our team

The IRC in Seattle is hiring for a full-time Logistics Specialist and full-time Family Wellness Caseworker/Advocate.


Photos: A warm winter welcome

There were lots of smiles at our annual Winter Welcome Festival last weekend, where newcomer kids & families received donated gifts and took part in fun activities run by volunteers.Thank you to everyone who participated as sponsors and volunteers, and to all who took part in the celebration.


10 Ways to Help Refugees & Immigrants in Washington

The United States has a long history of welcoming the most vulnerable people to rebuild their lives in America. Let us now live up to that tradition and meet all our neighbors with kindness and compassion. Here are some ways you can take action today!


Better Together Family Program

Last year, the IRC in Seattle launched the Better Together Family Program to support refugee mothers of young children who are new to the Seattle area. Program participants recently went on a fun, educational, and quintessentially Seattle outing to the Pacific Science Center – complete with a ride on the monorail! Learn more about this exciting new program.


Eagle Scout collects 1,700 pounds of food for local families

After learning about the IRC, Eagle Scout Ethan was inspired to help newcomers in his community. With the help of family, friends, and his Eagle Scout troop, Ethan collected more than 1,700 pounds of food. What a wonderful example of making #RefugeesWelcome!


Youth Mentorship

Help support youth 18-24 in achieving their educational and career goals!


Youth Academic Tutor

Volunteer as a Youth Academic Tutor to help newcomer students build academic skills and confidence!


2019 Year in Review

Take a look back at some of the highlights of our work from this past year, made possible by your incredible support. Thank you for standing with refugee & immigrant communities!


New Roots, New Opportunities

The IRC's New Roots program has been helping newcomers access land and grow healthy food for their families for years. Now we're helping gardeners bring their produce to the wider community. IRC gardener Krishna, once a farmer in Bhutan, shares about his experiences as a first-time seller at the new Tukwila Farmer's Market.


Winter Welcome Festival

Join us at Winter Welcome Festival on Saturday, January 11th where we’ll distribute gifts to newcomer families and celebrate the new year together with games, food, and lots of fun!