Children, Youth, & Family

IRCO’s Children and Family Services houses several programs all designed to keep children healthy, safe and educated while IRCO’s Youth Academics programs result in success for immigrant, refugee and mainstream youth by providing academic case management, post-secondary readiness support, parent engagement services and safe and structured afterschool and summer activities.

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Employment

IRCO provides intensive employment and support services for refugees and immigrants including job training and certification courses, job development and placement, job coaching and retention services. Youth Employment at IRCO includes job placement services and academic support services geared towards identifying and preparing participants for college and beyond. IRCO’s ongoing support of immigrant and refugee employment and pre-employment services, coupled with its growing youth employment services ensure the self-sufficiency and financial health of Portland’s newest arrivals.

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Health & Community

IRCO’s Health and Community Development services department has several programs to support the health and civic engagement of our newest Portlanders. This program works to empower communities of color to identify and understand City governance structure and power dynamics, develop communication structures to encourage and maintain communication among community members and public agencies, develop leadership opportunities, and foster effective representation on City advisory boards, committees and commissions.

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Seniors

IRCO Senior Services programs result in success for immigrant, refugee, and mainstream elders by providing direct services, as well as connecting elders and their families to the community services they need. Our team of volunteers, interns, and staff speak the languages and often come from the cultures of our elders.

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Economic Development

The programs within IRCO’s Economic Development Department assist immigrants and refugees to start new businesses in this country, to expand existing businesses, to build assets and personal wealth, and to add in a general sense to the economic development of our participants and of our region. The programs in this department support businesses and assist aspiring entrepreneurs to contribute to the overall economic health of our city by providing training, coaching, technical assistance and targeted referrals to local business resources in order to strengthen economically challenged businesses.

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Training

IRCO operates the IRCO Career School (ICS) as a financially self-sustaining department of the organization, intended to enhance our community by providing vocational training to an increasingly diverse general public. The school is intended to provide programs and services that directly aid student career development and prepare students for employment and advanced academic work so they may respond effectively to the challenges they will encounter as part of the workforce.

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