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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.


IRC internships

Are you interested in helping newly arrived refugees resettle in the United States? Come intern at the IRC Silver Spring!


Family mentor volunteer

Work one-on-one with a refugee family or individual to ease their transition to the National Capital Region and the United States.


Central American minors program volunteer

Help innocent children and families from Central America who have escaped violence and persecution reunite with their family in the U.S.


Becoming an Astronaut: The dream of a refugee youth

A refugee girl's dream to work for NASA.


Challenges and Triumphs on the Road to American Citizenship

The Immigration Program at the IRC in Silver Spring, celebrates Mrs. Meazu Gobena, a longtime IRC client. Mrs. Meazu became an American citizenship in the Spring of 2017.


Community Support at the IRC in Silver Spring: Highlighting KindWorks

Since May 2017, KindWorks has worked with the IRC in Silver Spring to set-up and furnish apartments for three newly arriving refugee families. Their efforts to engage local volunteers provides invaluable support to new refugee families and makes refugees feel welcome in our community.


The IRC in Silver Spring Celebrates World Refugee Day

In celebration of World Refugee Day on June 20th, the IRC in Silver Spring profiled four individuals who came to the U.S. as refugees and went on to make significant contributions to our society.


At the IRC in Silver Spring, Donations Help Those Most in Need

During the winter 2016 semester, Joseph Mears worked an intern in Silver Spring with the Intensive Case Management Program. He looks back on his internship and a successful donation drive that helped those most in need.


World Refugee Day at the IRC in Silver Spring

Join the IRC in Silver Spring on June 20th from 7-9pm to celebrate World Refugee Day!


Upward Mobility at the IRC: the Career Development Program

The Career Development Program at the IRC in Silver Spring connects clients with the tools and resources they need to move past self-sufficiency towards career-building and financial success. The IRC shares the story of a program participant and the success of a recent career development event hosted by the IRC, in partnership with Accenture.