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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.


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!


In the news: Refugee youth in Seattle make connections through climbing

REI features our innovative program helping refugee youth build skills and confidence to achieve their goals. Check it out!


Back-to-school drive

Help newcomer students get ready for school by donating backpacks and school supplies!


In-kind donation needs

Welcome newcomers to our community by organizing an in-kind donation drive or passing on gently-used, high-quality items.


Advocate from Tukwila calls on Congress to stand for welcome

Once a refugee himself, Yasir is proud to stand up for the rights of other refugee and immigrant families in his community. He shares about his recent experience travelling from Washington State to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Congress.


Photos: Celebrating World Refugee Day 2019

Hundreds of community members gathered at the 14th Annual ARTvocacy exhibition on June 20th to celebrate the many contributions refugees make to our community and country.


IRC helps launch two South King County farm stands

From June 19th - October 17th get high-quality produce locally grown by IRC gardeners at the Namaste Farm Stand in Tukwila and SeaTac.


Three ways to stand for welcome

This World Refugee Day–and every day–let’s ensure we fight for refugees, learn from them, and do everything in our power to keep our country’s doors open to those in need of safety and protection. Here are three ways to take action locally in honor World Refugee Day.