When you become a GenR member, you not only join a community of like-minded individuals, but have the opportunity to attend exclusive IRC-related cultural events, volunteer with recently resettled refugees, network with humanitarian leaders and so much more.
Who is GenR for?
GenR members are young leaders, professionals and humanitarians (ages 25-40) who want to make an impact in the lives of refugees and families caught in crisis. They are aware of the issues that refugees face and are interested in 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.
Whether they are volunteering at a community farm, mentoring refugee youth, or traveling to visit the IRC’s international programs, GenR members are a force for change.
Where are GenR chapters?
GenR not in your city? Don’t worry, GenR continues to grow. Contact [email protected] to learn how you can get involved in your area.
NY Sixth Annual GenR Summer Party
Join us for a relaxed summer evening of inventive cuisine and refreshing cocktails framed by the sights and sounds of New York City.
GenR international trip to the field: Uganda
Three GenR members traveled to Uganda in May 2015 to learn more about the IRC’s robust country programs. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998, when conflict caused tens of thousands of people to lose their lives and 1.6 million people to become displaced.
GenR: Salt Lake City launch party
The GenR Leadership Committee had a great time at the GenR Launch Party on February 23 at the Publik Coffee House in SLC. More than 100 guests came out to network with fellow humanitarians, win prizes, eat diverse cuisines from the SPICE Kitchen caterers, and listen to refugees share their stories of arriving in the U.S.
Whether it’s assisting refugees who have been forced to flee the Syrian conflict or guiding refugee youth through the New York public school system, their work is important, impactful and transforms lives. I am excited and honored to join the IRC’s team.Piper ParaboActress, GenR leader and voice for the IRC