IRCO

  • Uniting newcomers and long-time community members

    The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) serves the holistic needs of Oregon's immigrants, refugees and mainstream community members. As a community-based organization, we empower 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.

    Our vision is to be a leader of community driven, innovative programs delivered by compassionate staff who create equitable services that empower immigrants, refugees and underserved communities.

    See more information on the IRCO website: https://irco.org/

    Youth Programs ensure that students (ages 6+) receive a quality education to overcome the obstacles that perpetuate inequality and poverty. From one-on-one mentoring, tutoring, academic advocacy and after school activities, to gang prevention and intervention for at-risk youth, IRCO provides culturally and linguistically specific support to help close the achievement gap, improve 3rd grade reading, ease middle school transitions, and increase the number of youth graduating from high school and pursuing college or career opportunities.

    At McDaniel, students can meet with youth advocates from the community groups listed below.

     

    If you are interested in having an IRCO advocate email julias@irco.org

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Julia Schaffner

Site Manager, Madison High School 

Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) and Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)  

C: 503-407-8702 

Email:  juliaS@irco.org

Africa House

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Alphonse Bizimungu

Youth Advocate

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Nathalie Mmuhongelwa

Youth Advocate
 

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Asha Sheikh

Youth Advocate
 
Email:  ashas@irco.org

Pacific Islander and Asian Family Center

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Alan Deng

Youth Advocate
Email:  aland@irco.org

RESJ Wrap Around Services

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Fartun Abdi

RESJ-WAS Advocate for African Students

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Lute Richards

RESJ-WAS Advocate for Pacific Islander Students
Email:  luter@irco.org