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Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Turlock, CA, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


Refugee Civics Day in Turlock helps newly arrived refugees feel safe

The City of Turlock aims to provide a warm welcome to new refugee arrivals. On Refugee Civics Day, refugee clients and interpreters of the IRC are invited to engage in conversation about the city's inner workings and practical skills like how to dial 9-1-1. Refugee families who have fled war and persecution are made to feel safe for the first time in many years are they arrive on U.S. soil. Refugees from Afghanistan and Syria participated in the activities at Turlock City Hall and reflected on how far they had come since their initial resettlement and what they hope to achieve with their new chance at life.


Immigration workshop assistant

Volunteers will assist clients as they complete their citizenship applications. These workshops will take place at the Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock on a monthly basis in addition to other locations.


Citizenship and Immigration Services in Northern California

The IRC's Immigration Department can help any immigrant population to petition to bring family members to the U.S., apply for citizenship, green cards, work authorization, travel documents, and more. 


IRC to host Home for the Holidays event

The IRC in Turlock/Modesto is excited to announce a date and location for our upcoming Welcome Home for the Holidays party! The multicultural party will take place at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 (a Wednesday evening) at the Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock, 2618 N. Golden State Blvd., Turlock CA 95382.


Refugee families receive boost from car seat donations

It’s hard enough to travel throughout the Central Valley without owning a car. But imagine not even being able to use Lyft or Uber taxi services because you don’t own a car seat to transport your children safely. That’s a challenge that many refugee families who live in the Turlock/Modesto area face on a daily basis.


Khalid, Halit, Kal-leed

How many people do you know with three names?  Probably none. Well, now you do…


Syrian refugees find new home in Turlock

Since arriving in Turlock from Syria in May 2016, Alnabolsi and his wife, Monira Alzin, have gone for walks around Donnelly Park and made themselves familiar with the city’s different stores. He’s passed his driving test, and the couple has gone sightseeing in San Francisco. So far, they’ve made a home for themselves here in the United States, but one thing is missing: their son.


Internship opportunities in Turlock and Modesto

IRC Internships are available to current and recently graduated undergraduate or graduate students looking to apply their skills, gain real-world experience and impact lives.


Civics classroom aide

Under the supervision of the civics instructor, civics classroom aides will assist with individual instruction in citizenship requirements to newly arrived refugees.


Casework assistant

Under the supervision of the Casework Supervisor, casework assistants provide services and guidance for newly arrived refugees.