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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.


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.


IRC teams up with World Central Kitchen to deliver meals to refugees

IRC clients in need of food are receiving meals prepared by World Central Kitchen. For clients with mobility issues, volunteers from Peace City Church are delivering meals directly to their apartments.


‘Human beings need to support each other’: Help refugees affected by COVID-19

When Mohammad and his family fled to the United States, they thought their struggles were in the past. Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, Mohammad fears he won’t be able to provide the basic necessities for his family. To support Mohammad and other families affected by COVID-19, the IRC in Silver Spring created Wish Lists on Amazon where individuals can donate items that families requested.


Virtual tutoring program for refugee students amid the coronavirus pandemic

The IRC in Silver Spring's youth program mobilizes to provide virtual support to refugee youth.


Helping immigrants and refugees become U.S. citizens

The IRC in Silver Spring works with local partners and the city government of DC to expand citizenship services to DC residents.