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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.


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.


Thank you Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Sevices

With the generous support of Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services, the IRC in Silver Spring provides resettlement services to facilitate the full civic integration of refugees entering the United States who reside in Montgomery County.


How I came here

A letter written by 16 year old Clemence Mukamwiza, who was resettled by the IRC in Silver Spring.


On to the White House!

Mercer Employee shines in her dedication to Refugee Youth.


Other ways to get involved in Silver Spring

There are many ways to get involved with the IRC's work in Silver Spring.