IRCO serves the dynamic needs of Portland’s immigrant, refugee and mainstream populations with comprehensive programming and over 35 years of experience in the community

The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) was established in 1976 to serve immigrants and refugees in Portland, Oregon. Since our founding, we have served over 150,000 people (immigrants, refugees as well as mainstream Portlanders) through the provision of programs and services that meet needs related to training and employment, health and aging, English language learning, naturalization and social adjustment, community development, early childhood, parenting and youth development, education and interpretation and translation (IRCO’s International Language Bank).

By The Numbers: Who We Are

99% of refugees placed though IRCO in jobs retain their jobs 90 days later.

Of 1,000+ students enrolled in IRCO's SUN school academic support programs, 98% achieved improved academic performance within the academic year.

IRCO places over 800 individuals in jobs each year.

For every dollar given, 89 cents goes directly to providing critical services; only 11 cents are used for administration and fund raising at IRCO

IRCO places over 800 individuals in jobs each year.

99% of refugees placed though IRCO in jobs retain their jobs 90 days later.

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Ethnicity of IRCO

  • Afghan2%
  • Burmese19%
  • Cambodian1%
  • Cuban9%
  • Ethiopian2%
  • Haitianless than 1%
  • Iranian2%
  • Iraqi6%
  • Kurdish1%
  • Other African6%
  • Polishless than 1%
  • Somalian20%
  • Soviet5%
  • Thailess than 1%
  • Other27%