Community Relations & Development VISTA
International Rescue Committee
As the Community Relations & Development VISTA at the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Traci assists in volunteer recruitment and management and coordinating outreach and community events to raise awareness of the IRC. She also maintains the IRC in Seattle’s webpage and Facebook page. Traci is from Sacramento, California, and studied psychology at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA. She loves traveling and has been to Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, England, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, and the Netherlands, but wants to see the world in its entirety. She volunteered at the IRC before becoming a VISTA. Traci loves being outside, especially at Seattle’s Green Lake, and also loves reading classic books.
International Rescue Committee http://www.rescue.org/us-program/us-seattle-wa
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) serves refugees and communities victimized by oppression or violent conflict worldwide. In addition to helping refugees in crisis areas around the world, the IRC operates resettlement offices throughout the United States. The IRC Seattle was established in 1976 and provides the services and support needed to assist over 550 newly resettled refugees, asylees and victims of human trafficking each year. Through direct case management the IRC helps families and individuals rebuild their lives and become independent and involved members of the community. IRC Seattle empowers refugees to achieve self sufficiency through a variety of services such as: safe and affordable housing, access to health and social services, school enrollment, opportunities to learn English, and employment counseling to help find a job and succeed in the workplace.