To promote the integration of refugees, immigrants and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multiethnic society.
Bottom Line for Portland
IRCO invests in immigrants and refugees so they can become self-sufficient. In 2015, 6,935 job seekers received employment coaching. Seventy-seven percent of those job seekers who have been in the U.S. for more than nine months were placed in jobs. Seventy-six percent of those jobs were retained for at least 90 days.
“I was so excited to participate in financial literacy training at IRCO. I started to make monthly deposits into my savings account. Now I understand what a savings plan is, and my family has moved into a new home.” —Zau Htun Maran, a refugee from Burma
Photo Courtesy of Katharine Kimball