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Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

Community Partner Overview

The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) serves the holistic needs of immigrants, refugees, and mainstream community members in Oregon and SW Washington. As a community-based organization, IRCO empowers children, youth, families, and elders from around the world to build new lives and become self-sufficient by providing more than 200 culturally and linguistically specific social services.

Mission: IRCO’s mission is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society.

Vision: To be a leader of community driven, innovative programs delivered by compassionate staff who create equitable services that empower immigrants, refugees, and underserved communities.

SVP Investment

IRCO/SVP Partnership: IRCO promotes the integration of refugees and immigrants into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multi-ethnic society. They envision creating a multi-lingual, multi-cultural model preschool to serve its diverse communities.

After completing research (including a lit. review, site visits, market research and community assessment), we are now focusing on creating a business plan, a fund development plan/revenue model, and organizational strengthening to ensure infrastructure is in place to support this new early childhood venture. Read more about our partnership here. 

For more information, visit IRCO