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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 recruiting a Literacy Coach (Washington Service Corps) to join our Youth Program!


Register to vote in Washington

Did you know 1 in 10 eligible voters are new Americans? Register to vote in Washington state here and get information on how to participate in the upcoming General Election.


Sign up for virtual citizenship classes

Get free help preparing for the naturalization exam! Daytime and evening online classes available.


Community contributions help engage newcomer students

Thanks to a number of generous community members and organizations, newcomer students have learning kits to help make school from home more engaging!


Volunteering goes virtual

While COVID-19 presents new challenges for the people we serve at the IRC in Seattle, community members are stepping up to help in new ways, as well. Meet our first cohort of virtual volunteers and interns.


COVID-19 update & how you can help

Refugee families and survivors of human trafficking are disproportionately affected by COVID-19's impacts on our community. Help IRC ensure our clients have the resources and services they need to get through this trying time.


Inspired by employees, local business donates face masks to newcomers

Misty Mountain Manufacturing has long-partnered with the IRC in Seattle's economic empowerment program, hiring many employees from refugee communities over the past 10 years. Now they're helping newcomers in a new way: donating face masks!


Fresh produce & generosity blossom at St. James

The IRC in Seattle's newest community garden at St. James Episcopal Church is blossoming - and community members are finding ways to share the bounty with those in need.


Sew face masks for our newest neighbors

Washington State will now require most people wear cloth face coverings in public settings. Help us keep our newest neighbors healthy & safe by sewing (or donating) cloth face coverings!


Take action this World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is a time to celebrate the many ways people from refugee communities enrich Washington state, a time to raise awareness of the challenges facing refugee communities locally and globally, and a time to take action in support of our refugee neighbors. Read more about how you can help.