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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.


Starbucks Is Fulfilling Its Promise To Support Refugees

The IRC is thankful for our continued partnership with Starbucks, who has agreed to hire 10,000 refugees globally. Through these job opportunities, Starbucks is supporting clients as they rebuild their lives and integrate into their local communities. This month we want to highlight a success story from one of our own clients in Silver Spring who was recently hired by Starbucks.


Staff Spotlight: Behind The Scenes with Kemah Brock

As an AmeriCorps within our Intensive Case Management Program, Kemah Brock works directly with clients who have significant mental and/or physical health barriers and need additional support to achieve self-sufficiency.


Webinar: Addressing the future of refugee resettlement in the US

March 7, 2019

Join this webinar briefing with the International Rescue Committee to learn about the current and future status of refugee resettlement in the US and hear about some of our special program to help refugees rebuild their lives. Resettlement is an important part of IRC’s work with refugees. Learn about the comprehensive services the IRC provides within the first months of a refugee’s arrival in the United States as well as the current state of refugee resettlement in the US.


What TPS means for a young Salvadoran family

Tomas was a licensed plumber he was making enough money to support his family in El Salvador. But he was missing one more piece to achieve his American dream: a family of his own.


Starting again: hearing from a young refugee

Makia Adam arrived in the U.S. in 2015 and began working with IRC in Silver Spring in the summer of 2018 when she became a freshman in high school.


Saturday Learning Series Tutor

Volunteer on Saturdays with the IRC's Youth program (middle and high school students). Volunteers will work with students in PG County, MD to practice English and the SAT.


Items needed for refugees in Silver Spring

The IRC in Silver Spring is committed to bringing our refugee clients from harm to home. As a part of that commitment, we provide them with necessities – such as clothing and household items – they will need to start rebuilding their lives here.



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!