News from Tallahassee, FL
Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Tallahassee, FL, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.
New Tallahassee Youth program receives support from community
This summer, the IRC in Tallahassee launched a new, volunteer-led Refugee Literacy program to help middle- and high-school refugee students from the Democratic Republic of Congo to learn English through homework help, socializing and community integration. Volunteers work with students in their homes and become a regular fixture in their lives, providing mentorship and support as they become better orientated into the Tallahassee community.
Raising awareness of the National Human Trafficking Hotline
On August 20, the Federal South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force hosted an event to raise public awareness of the National Human Trafficking Hotline (1-888-373-7888). The Task Force—led by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations and Miami-Dade Police Department—has participated in more than 100 human trafficking community outreach events in 2019.
Refugee Resettlement Casework Intern
Refugee Resettlement Casework Interns work alongside IRC caseworkers to orient newcomers to life in the US and connect families with essential services in the community.
World Refugee Day in pictures
For this year’s World Refugee Day, the IRC in Florida’s Tallahassee office worked with local partners to celebrate the vast contributions that refugees have made to our state! Thanks to the Florida Department of Children and Families for capturing such beautiful pictures of this event.
IRC Florida staff meet with Congress in DC
In May the IRC in Florida’s Deputy Director, Regina Bernadin, and Tallahassee Site Manager, Una Bilic, joined refugee leaders and advocates from across the country for a special two-day advocacy event in Washington, DC.
Celebrating World Refugee Day in Tallahassee
On June 20, World Refugee Day, the world commemorates the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees. This year, the IRC in Florida’s Tallahassee office worked with local partners to celebrate the vast contributions that refugees have made to our state and to advocate for refugees, asylum seekers and the restoration of the refugee resettlement program.
Seeking volunteers for Refugee Youth Tutoring program
The IRC in Florida's Tallahassee office is seeking volunteers for a new Refugee Youth Tutoring program. The program is designed to support young refugees in grades 6 to 12 with their educational needs, with a special focus on English literacy and comprehension.
Refugee Youth Tutor
The IRC's Tallahassee office is seeking volunteers for a new Refugee Youth Tutoring program. The program is designed to support young refugees in grades 6 to 12 with their educational needs, with a special focus on English literacy and comprehension.
Webinar: Addressing the future of refugee resettlement in the US
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.
New Office Location
Come to our brand new office!