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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.



Internships give you the chance to get deeply involved in refugee resettlement work. Interns play a pivotal role in supporting locally resettled refugees and leave their internships having built professional exprience preparing them for a career in a nonprofit.



When you become a GenR member, you join a community of young leaders, professionals and humanitarians (ages 25-40) who want to make an impact in the lives of refugees and families caught in crisis.


GenR DC Metro Back To School Backpack Drive

GenR DC Metro is running a Back to School Backpack Drive out the IRC Silver Spring Office. We are doing a big push this month for backpacks and supplies for refugee and immigrant children in the DC Metro area. Our goal is to supply 50 families and we need your support!


Refugees get closer to achieving goals at annual job fair

The IRC in Silver Spring held their annual job fair on May 24 in downtown Silver Spring. The event was attended by 144 refugee job seekers and 24 employer partners. In the month since the job fair, there are 87 documented client interviews and 10 refugees who have started new positions, with more new jobs anticipated.


GenR raises $8,000 to support the IRC in Silver Spring

On May 8, the DC Metro Chapter of GenR held a fundraising event at WeWork White House to raise money for the International Rescue Committee in Silver Spring’s efforts to make refugees feel at home in Maryland.


This is Home Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

June 19, 2018

In honor of World Refugee Day, the International Rescue Committee in Silver Spring invites you to a screening of "This is Home."


A friendship transcending linguistic and cultural differences

When Molly and Jeff decided to sign their family up to volunteer with the IRC in Silver Spring’s Family Mentor Program, they had no idea that it would fundamentally change the way they see the world.


In Memory of Tun Than: A life lived in the service of others

In Memory of Tun Than: Senior Caseworker for the IRC in Baltimore


Refugee Welcome Home Project Volunteer

Lead an effort to fully furnish and set-up a home for a refugee family arriving to Maryland.


Refugee youth learn the importance of civic engagement

In February, refugee youth in the IRC in Silver Spring’s After-School Program learned the meaning and importance of civic engagement by participating in their first ever community service project at A Wider Circle in Silver Spring, MD. Youth toured the organization’s facilities, learned about the services it provides and people it serves, and then spent the morning helping with different projects, such as sorting books, folding clothes and moving furniture.