News from Atlanta, GA
Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Atlanta, GA, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.
From Afghanistan to Atlanta: Winter Update
Since September 2021, we have welcomed 799 individuals—more than 230 families—and as our Executive Director, Justin Howell, shares in the brief update video, we simply could not do this work without your support! Thank you to everyone who has answered this call!
Atlanta refugees launch IT careers through innovative TechBridge partnership
Last month, 11 individuals enrolled in the IRC in Atlanta’s Career Development program graduated from the Fall Technology Career Program (TCP) at TechBridge, an Information Technology (IT) training course focused on giving learners a head start in the rapidly growing technology industry.
IRC’s Ayaz Ahmed testifies before Georgia lawmakers on in-state tuition access
On February 23, more than a dozen speakers testified before the Georgia House Higher Education Committee in favor of House Bill 932, a bill which would extend in-state tuition at Georgia public colleges and universities to refugees immediately upon resettlement, as opposed to the current one-year wait period. The bill would also apply to individuals who risked their lives to support the U.S. military overseas, including our Afghan allies who were evacuated last summer.
46 young women participate in pregnancy prevention program
The IRC in Atlanta’s Health and Wellness team recently provided 46 young women with teen pregnancy prevention education through a series of engaging virtual workshops.
Two IRC team members included in YNPN Atlanta ‘30 Under 30' Class of 2021
The IRC in Atlanta is thrilled to announce that two of our very own—Kaycie Pitts and Jennifer Potts—have been named as part of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Atlanta ‘30 under 30’ Class of 2021!
#StandWithRefugees this GAgives on #GivingTuesday
Save the date for GAgives on #GivingTuesday—November 30, 2021—and #StandWithRefugees by supporting the IRC in Atlanta!
Kabul Market: Atlanta Afghans embrace new arrivals
The only Afghan grocery store in Georgia, Baseer’s Kabul Market has been an invaluable resource for the community as we welcome families who were recently evacuated from Afghanistan by the US. Since mid-October, the IRC in Atlanta has purchased more than 100 hot welcome meals from Kabul Market along with countless loaves of traditional Afghan bread!
Resettled refugees complete Microsoft Excel training at the IRC
The IRC in Atlanta’s Adult Education team recently enrolled a second cohort of former refugees into their new Integrated Education & Training (IET) Microsoft Excel course, a nine-week program focused on teaching adult learners high-level Excel skills.
October Update: Welcoming new arrivals to Georgia
The IRC in Atlanta has already welcomed more than 250 humanitarian parolees from Afghanistan—including pregnant women, babies and young children—into our communities over the last 4 weeks and we need your continued support!
The IRC in Atlanta's Fundraising Volunteers launch and promote their own peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns to help ensure our new American neighbors have all the resources necessary to thrive in their new communities.