IRCO bridges the gap between Portland’s newest arrivals and its established communities, fostering enhanced understanding and communication
IRCO strives in its programming, outreach and education to foster deep understanding, compassion and communication between Portland’s established communities and its newest arrivals. IRCO prides itself on empowering, engaging and educating these communities about each other.
IRCO holistically supports clients to become self-sufficient members of the Portland community by offering extensive employment services and supplemental support as well as the opportunity for clients to advocate for what their communities greatest needs and priorities are.
By providing a comprehensive volunteer program IRCO actively engages Portland’s Mainstream community as well as previous immigrant and refugee clients with IRCO’s current clientele.
IRCO offers a workshop series called Faces of IRCO that highlights a specific country of origin of one of our client bases for anyone who wants to participate. In addition, each Friday sees Portland’s newest arrivals in workshops at IRCO learning about American culture, social norms and laws.