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News from Silver Spring, MD

Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Silver Spring, MD, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


US Election - What refugees and immigrants need to know

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is providing the following information for refugees, asylum-seekers and immigrants about the Nov. 3, 2020 U.S. elections.


Intern Spotlight: Alphaeus Hanson’s commitment to service

Alphaeus reflects on how he supports refugees to get their first job in the U.S.


Leidys becomes a US citizen

After a difficult process to reunite with her husband in the US and complications from the coronavirus, Leidys passes her citizenship test and becomes a US citizen.


A new life during the coronavirus pandemic

A family from Afghanistan arrives to the DC Metro area and welcomes a new daughter


Virtual Summer Youth Academy

Summer Learning in the Time of COVID


Community Spotlight: Muslim Community Center

Local community organization steps up to support refugee families during COVID-19


Intern Spotlight: Emily Tomsick and IRC’s Anti-Trafficking Program

Emily Tomsick, the IRC in Silver Spring's summer anti-trafficking intern describes her experience.


Client Spotlight: Alejandra

Alejandra excels in a male dominated field working at Backyard Bounty.


Staff Spotlight: An interview with Farishta Bawar

A snapshot of Farishta's journey from Afghanistan to the United States and becoming an IRC employment specialist


On the murder of George Floyd and its aftermath

An open letter to the community by the executive director of the IRC in Maryland.