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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.


The IRC in Silver Spring and the 2400 Miles Foundation

The 2400 Miles Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the international refugee crisis and supporting organizations like the IRC in Silver Spring. In the summer of 2018, the organization will participate in the Great Pacific Race, rowing from California to Hawaii in order to raise awareness of the refugee crisis.


Interview with Irina, Immigration Caseworker at the IRC in Silver Spring

An interview with Irina-- the newest staff at the IRC in Silver Spring.


New Challenges and Opportunities for Refugee Students

Staff at the IRC in Silver Spring work to address the unique barriers faced by refugee students, while providing educators with the skills and knowledge to set youth up for academic success.


The IRC in Silver Spring Celebrates International Women’s Day

Staff, interns, and volunteers came together to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th. At the IRC in Silver Spring, programs like the Youth and Women's Employability Program seek to narrow gender gaps and ensure opportunities for success are available to all.


From Refugee to Community Leader

Josephine Bonkongya, a refugee from the Democractic Republic of the Congo, supports the adjustment of other newly-arrived refugee women through the Community Health Promoter Program. Through the program, Josephine helped numerous women adjust to their new lives in the U.S., and emerged as a community leader.


Valentine's Day at the IRC in Silver Spring

Silver Spring staff participate in an office-wide Spirit Week.


Staff Join Together to Welcome Syrian Refugees to Silver Spring

Staff at the IRC in Silver Spring welcome a Syrian family to the Washington, DC area amid turmoil surrounding the Executive Order.


Financial education in Silver Spring

The IRC in Silver Spring's Economic Empowerment program has expanded its offerings to include classes on financial literacy.


SureGuard Mattress Protectors bring comfort to IRC clients

SureGuard makes generous donation to support local refugees.


Overcoming Barriers to Women's Employment

The IRC in Silver Spring is supporting vulnerable refugee women by removing barriers to their employment, by offering English instruction, socialization and specialized cultural orientation.