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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.


Welcome Home Fund

Part of being a welcoming community means ensuring our newest neighbors have stable, safe, and healthy housing. By contributing to the IRC in Seattle's Welcome Home Fund, you can help refugees and survivors of human trafficking maintain housing as they rebuild their lives in Washington State. Donate or start your own fundraiser today!


ARTvocacy: A World Refugee Day Celebration

Join us for ARTvocacy on June 20, 2019 at La Marzocco Cafe for a free, family-friendly celebration of World Refugee Day with art, music, and food.


Call for artists: ARTvocacy 2019

The IRC is seeking submissions by artists from refugee communities for our annual World Refugee Day event "ARTvocacy" on June 20, 2019.


NVW Spotlight: Kale, Financial Literacy Coach

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we’re highlighting the IRC in Seattle’s amazing volunteers and the important services they provide. Today Kale is in the spotlight - a financial literacy coach since December of last year.


NVW Spotlight: Job readiness class volunteers

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we’re highlighting the IRC’s amazing volunteers and the important services they provide. Up today is our fantastic team of job readiness volunteers!


2019 Summer Internships

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


Supporter Spotlight: Kathy, Family Reunification Volunteer

Kathy has dedicated nearly five years making refugees welcome in Washington. Twice a week, she can be found volunteering at the IRC to help community members reunite with their loved ones. Her advice for anyone thinking about volunteering: “Do it! And when you do, be a sponge. We can never know what’s waiting for us to learn, or the impact we’ll have on someone’s life, until we try.”


Celebrating AmeriCorps Week 2019

This AmeriCorps Week, we’re honoring the amazing AmeriCorps members currently serving at the IRC in Seattle, as well as all the alums who’ve made their mark on IRC’s history. Thank you for your service!


Happy Valentine's Day

This week, elementary school students in the IRC's youth program made valentines for the families, friends, and teachers. Don't miss these sweet photos!


2nd Annual Advocacy Day a big success!

Despite uncooperative weather conditions, nearly 200 advocates from across the state convened in Olympia for WAISN's 2nd Annual Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Day on February 5th! Participants met with 97 legislators, advocating for state policies that support refugee and immigrant rights.