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 2017, 5,478 job seekers received employment coaching, vocational training, job placement, and retention services. In addition, 602 families received home visits and parental education, and over 5,000 students engaged in extended day programming at our Schools Uniting Neighborhoods Community Schools.
“IRCO helps me feel comfortable in the school, and I know there are people that care about me and my family. It’s more than a school, it’s like a home. We are a community.”
—Family at IRCO’s Earl Boyles Elementary SUN Community School