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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Volunteer

Intern

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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