Greater Middle East Center

Uniting & Empowering Our Diverse Communities

IRCO's Greater Middle East Center (GMEC) is a new IRCO cultural center established to empower and support communities from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia living in Oregon and S.W. Washington. GMEC is proudly led by an advisory council of community leaders.

We connect communities to available resources and provide culturally and linguistically specific services including Arabic language classes for children and youth; career coaching, English literacy classes, job skills trainings for Afghan employees; and refugee youth mentoring.

GMEC Monthly Newsletter
Sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive updates on our GMEC activities, IRCO services, and other resources that are relevant to our communities. Sign up by emailing and including "GMEC Newsletter" in the subject line.


Mouna Jbali | | (971) 716-2116 | 4915 SW Griffith Dr. Suite #216 Beaverton, OR 97005

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Guided by Community

Laila Hajoo, Iraqi Community
Ahmed Altally, Egyptian Community
Zahra Ebadi, Iranian Community 
Shara Noori, Iraqi/ Kurdish Community
Mohammad Alarja, Palestinian Community 
Moammar Abouajila, Libyan Community 
Suleiman Amanzad, Afghan Community 
Ashkan Jafari, Iranian Community 
Peter Newbegin, Greater Middle Eastern Communities  

IRCO Locations & Cultural Centers


Main Office


IRCO Eastern Oregon


Africa House


Pacific Islander & Asian Family Center


Greater Middle East Center


Slavic & Eastern European Center


New Beginnings Market


Sokhom Tauch Community Center