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.
Fighting hunger among newcomers in the United States
High rates of unemployment and Covid-19 infection among New American community members has contributed heavily to lack of stable access to adequate amounts of nutritious food . Refugees and immigrants have been some of the hardest hit populations in the country, disproportionately experiencing food and nutritional insecurity due to their high rates of employment in “gig economy” and other job sectors like food, hotel, and health which have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. Help new American communities combat hunger with a gift to IRC's food security programs in the U.S.
Intern Spotlight: Quentin Moore and the IRC’s Refugee Casework Team
A refugee casework intern talks of his experience interning with the IRC in Silver Spring.
Community Interpretation Volunteer
The Community Interpretation Volunteer will assist the Community Interpreter Program (CIP) program manager in scheduling appointments with appropriate interpreters, taking into consideration interpreter’s availability, training, experience, past performance, and familiarity with client’s needs and identify potential candidates for community interpreter training to recruit them to the CIP at an appropriate time. In the absence of the CIP Manager, undertake other CIP duties as needed and as assigned by program Manager.
Central American Minors Program Volunteer
The Central American Minors Volunteer will work within the Resettlement Department at the IRC Silver Spring, MD Office. The volunteer will serve as the subject expert on CAM-AOR related matters. S/he will work with office staff, community members and relevant partners to identify potential CAM-AOR applicants, explain program requirements, gather data and documentation; help prepare and submit CAM-AOR forms.
Save the date June 22 for Ready to Welcome: States Lay the Foundation
Join the IRC on June 22 for a virtual World Refugee Day Legislative Summit hosted by the International Rescue Committee in partnership with the Refugee Advocacy Lab.
Financial coaching and lending services are off to a great start
Four clients share their stories about how IRC's financial capability program has assisted them during the pandemic.
IRC immigration volunteer continues to serve immigrants from Central America
Ines who volunteered with the IRC in Silver Spring to reunite children with their parents now provides them critical services
Mentors Making a Difference
Vivian has helped Rahila, a refugee from Afghanistan, learn English and navigate her new neighborhood
IRC assists survivors of labor and sex trafficking in suburban Washington
Adilah survives her labor trafficking experience after years of abuse
U.S. Presidential Inauguration: What refugees and immigrants need to know
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is providing the following information for refugees, asylum-seekers and immigrants about U.S. elections and the Presidential inauguration.