Growing Strong Together
Since its establishment in 2006, IRCO Africa House has grown to serve more than 5,000 community members from 22 ethnic and cultural backgrounds each year and is staffed by a multicultural team representing 17 ethnicities and speaking 10 languages. We are proud to celebrate 17 years of serving our African communities!
Africa House is the only culturally and linguistically specific one stop center targeting the increasingly diverse and rapidly growing number of African immigrants and refugees living in Oregon. Receiving national attention for moving beyond intercultural strife to be the only center serving Africans from every country in the continent, Africa House is led by an advisory board of cross-cultural community leaders.
Guided by Community
Charles McGee II, Chair, Liberian community
Sam Munyandamutsa, Co-Chair, Rwandan community
Laura Gephart, Co-Chair, Native American community
Dele Oyemaja, Nigerian community
Fidelis Wachana, Kenyan community
Cecile Mayani Siamangiway, Congolese community
Erna Gelles, Community at Large
Steven Nakana, South African Community