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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.


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.


Spread the word in Silver Spring

Want to spread the word about making #RefugeesWelcome and also contribute more? There are various, creative ways to accomplish these goals simultaneously.


Internship opportunities in Silver Spring

The IRC’s US offices offer a variety of unpaid internship opportunities throughout the year.


How to donate to Silver Spring

Private donations contribute greatly to the success of the IRC's work. Although we receive state and federal funding for initial resettlement and employment services, the assistance we provide to refugee families beyond their first few months in the U.S. would not be possible without community support.


Overcoming Incredible Odds, IRC Client Graduates

Former International Rescue Committee (IRC) client Patrick Karera -- a Congolese refugee who fled violence in his home country and overcame extensive health complications -- graduated from high school this spring. IRC staff were present to cheer him on.