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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.


Local farmers share the fruits of their labor

During the harvest season, refugee farmers have partnered with the Food Innovation Network to deliver locally grown organic produce with elders facing food insecurity.


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.


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.


Celebrating artists from refugee communities

In honor of World Refugee Day, artists from local refugee communities share their work and their stories to raise awareness of global refugee issues and to highlight the creative contributions of refugees here in Washington State.