The Refugee Center Online uses technology to help refugees and immigrants build new lives in the United States with free online classes, resources and community support.
Bottom Line for Portland
When refugees and immigrants arrive in our city, they need one place to find information they can trust and understand. Last year, more than 5,000 newcomers in the Portland metro area used our platform to find resources in our city, study for their GEDs, and become citizens.
“This is exactly what I needed when I arrived in the U.S. One place to find answers to all the things I didn’t know about. Now, I am here, contributing to our community and working to give my children opportunities.”
—Mohamed Ali, Somali refugee and new Portlander
Donors of $25 or more receive free soda & fries with purchase of a gyro from Shawarma Express; Donors of $100 or more receive a free Belay lesson from Planet Granite. Anyone who donates $100 or more on Giving Tuesday will receive a free Spanish Welcome tank/tee.