Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization


To promote the integration of refugees, immigrants and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society.

Bottom Line for Portland

With more than 200 culturally specific programs, IRCO welcomes Portland’s newcomers as they join Portland’s increasingly diverse community. IRCO helps people of all ages overcome barriers to self-sufficiency—learning English, finding jobs, succeeding in school—so they can build new beginnings.

“We came here with empty hands. It was very stressful, caring for a family of four. IRCO helped my husband and I get jobs, and put our children in school. Now we feel as comfortable as we did in Vietnam. This is our second home.” —Mui, a refugee from Vietnam

Business Partners

G!G donors of $100+ to IRCO will receive 10 percent off at Amsha. Donors of $30+ will receive a buy-one-get-one-free draft kombucha from Townshend’s Tea and Brew Dr. Kombucha. All donors to IRCO on Giving Tuesday will be entered to win a one-night stay at AC Hotel.

How far does a $10 donation go with your organization?

$10 helps purchase clothing for a refugee job seeker’s first job interview in the United States, or pays for one week of utility bills for a family facing potential eviction.

How far does a $50 donation go with your organization?

$50 provides a month of lunches for an English language learner student or an hour of exercise instruction for 25 immigrant and refugee elders.

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