When you become a GenR member, you join a community of young leaders, professionals and humanitarians (ages 25-40) who want to make an impact in the lives of refugees and families caught in crisis.
You’ll have the opportunity to attend exclusive IRC-related events to learn more about how you can make an impact. You’ll also learn about how you can work with other like-minded individuals to raise funds, volunteer with recently resettled refugees and even visit the IRC's international programs around the world.
Who is GenR for?
GenR members are young leaders and professionals who are aware of the issues that refugees face and are interested in learning more and working together to support the IRC’s efforts in their local community and around the world.
What does GenR do?
GenR seeks to grow an international movement of young leaders who build awareness of humanitarian emergencies, raise funds for the International Rescue Committee’s life-changing programs, and advocate for the people the IRC serves— who are among the most vulnerable in the world.
Whether GenR members are volunteering at a community garden with resettled refugee families, mentoring refugee youth, sharing news and information on social media with friends, or traveling to visit the IRC’s international programs, GenR members are a force for change and are making an impact.
Where are GenR chapters?
Since launching in New York City in 2010, GenR chapters have opened in the Bay Area, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Charlottesville and DC Metro. If you want to get involved, please contact [email protected] to learn more.
How do I join GenR?
- Access to invitation-only events, including IRC phone and web briefings from the field, etc.
- Discounted pricing to flagship GenR Force for Change Event Series across the country
- Invitations to select IRC events with special GenR ticket pricing
- Official IRC Pin
- Official GenR tote
- Exclusive GenR e-newsletter
- Invite to attend GenR Leadership Committee Meetings
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