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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.


Thank you for supporting newcomer youth!

We put the call out for backpacks and school supplies and you delivered! We've received 200 backpacks, tons of school supplies, and healthy snacks for refugee and immigrant students heading back to school. Thank you to all community members and organizations who contributed!


Join us: Rebuilding Lives Annual Dinner on Oct 4th

The IRC has been at work in Seattle for more than 40 years helping refugees, immigrants, and survivors of human trafficking rebuild their lives. Join us on October 4th for the 11th Annual Rebuilding Lives Dinner to celebrate stories of empowerment and the many ways newcomer youth & families enrich our community. Reserve your seat today.


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!


Free Citizenship Clinic on September 21

Do you need help applying for U.S. citizenship? Come to the IRC's Citizenship Clinic at Delridge Community Center on Saturday, September 21 starting at 10am. Register today!


New Roots Food Access Intern

Help orient clients to the intricacies of the U.S. food system and show them how to access healthy, culturally-relevant foods in their new home!


Anti-Trafficking Casework Intern

Join our Anti-Trafficking team by supporting survivors of human trafficking in rebuilding their lives.


Newcomer teens give back to their community

Fourteen newcomer students committed five weeks of their summer vacation to learn about food justice and give back to their community! Read all about the Youth Roots summer internship program.


All smiles at IRC summer camp 2019

Thanks to dozens of incredible partners and volunteers, we've wrapped up three fun summer camp sessions for refugee and immigrant kids in South King County. Check out some happy photos from this year's camp - they're sure to put a smile on your face!


Celebrate Welcoming Week on Sept 17th

Join IRC community gardeners for their annual harvest party filled with delicious food, games, and music. All are welcome at this family-friendly celebration honoring Welcoming Week 2019!


Economic Empowerment Intern

Help refugees as they prepare for their first job in the United States!