International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) provides relief, protection, and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. The IRC in Northern California serves over 1000 newly arriving refugees annually providing them a fresh start and opportunities to use their greatest resources—their motivation, their skills and their experiences—to become independent and self-sufficient new Americans.
There are three NDA member positions with the IRC.
Adult Education: NDA members support classroom instruction, including English as a Second Language, job readiness and vocational trainings, know your rights, cultural orientation, and topics around health and wellness. Classes help support those adjusting to life in America successfully.
Job Training: NDA members support vocational training courses that includes English as a Second Language, cultural and workplace orientation, mock interviews, creation of resumes, and job skills development sessions. NDA members will also have the opportunity to help expand the current job training curriculum.
Health Education: NDA members support health and wellness staff to develop health education workshops or classes on topics related to health status, health care needs, positive health behaviors and/or health care policy issues. After the curriculum is developed, the
NDA members will facilitate health education workshops to IRC clients.