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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.


10 Ways to Help Refugees 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!


ARTvocacy: A World Refugee Day Celebration

Join us for ARTvocacy on June 20th at La Marzocco Cafe for a free, family-friendly celebration of World Refugee Day with art, music, and refreshments. Work by local artists from refugee communities will also be on display for the month of June at A/NT gallery in Seattle Center.


Outreach & Development Intern - Youth Program

The support the IRC's youth program by assisting with special events, as well as communications and outreach.


Yoga Volunteer

Join the IRC's health and wellness team as a yoga instructor for older refugee community members.


Namaste Farm Stand opens June 13

Join the IRC and community partners for the grand opening of Namaste Farm Stand at Tukwila Village Plaza on Wednesday, June 13. The farm stand offers organic, locally grown produce at discounted prices, including food from the IRC's Namaste Community Garden!


Photos: Refugee seniors visit the Tulip Festival

The IRC’s senior empowerment program helps older refugees make friends, learn new skills, and explore the community through activities and field trips. See photos from a recent excursion to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival – a quintessential PNW springtime activity.


10th Annual Rebuilding Lives Dinner

Save the date for the 10th Annual Rebuilding Lives Dinner on Friday, October 5, 2018. Tickets available now. Early bird pricing through June 5.


In the news: Climbing to a better life

Outside Magazine features an innovative program from the IRC and Vertical Generation that is helping refugee youth learn skills and gain confidence to climb walls - both in and outside the climbing gym.


2018 Summer Internships

The IRC in Seattle is recruiting for several summer internship opportunities. Learn more about available positions and how to apply!


GIVEBIG on May 9th

Wednesday, May 9th is GIVEBIG, a community-wide day of giving to local causes. This year, the IRC has been selected as a non-profit of choice by the Seattle Sounders! Learn more about GIVEBIG and how you can win an autographed Sounders jersey or tickets to the May 26th match versus Real Salt Lake.