• Questions about referrals? Reach out to Kate- ksherwood@pps.net


  • Ms. Malia 

    Vision: Established in 1994, IRCO Pacific Islander and Asian Family Center (PIAFC) was the very first culturally and linguistically specific one stop community center focused on the diverse needs of Pacific Islanders and Asians.

    Guided by an advisory board and multilingual multicultural staff, PIAFC ensures that its services reflect our local Pacific Islander and Asian (PIA) cultures.

    PIAFC's vision is to provide and promote culturally relevant services to PIA families and to contribute rich cultural values and unique experiences that enhance the overall quality of community life and promote culturally relevant services to PIAFC families and to contribute rich cultural values and unique experiences that enhance the overall quality of community life.

  • Susan Lam (she/her/hers)



    Hello everyone,

    I have been serving as a youth and family advocate for Roseway Heights’ Vietnamese students and families since 2021. My caseload are by referrals only with need-based priorities, especially for newcomers.

    INSPIRE offers afterschool programming every Tuesday and Thursday, as well as family engagement and support.


    INSPIRE API Youth & Family Advocate - Vietnamese Students & Families

    What does INSPIRE offer to our clients?


    IRCO’s bilingual and bicultural staff work with young people and their families to better succeed in school by setting goals and following up with students, parents and teachers regarding students’ academic progress and challenges.


    IRCO staff offer weekly small group and one-on-one tutoring groups, intensive math and literacy groups, and sports and enrichment clubs, including field trips.


    Staff facilitate bilingual/bicultural school to home and home to school communication. INSPIRE partners with SUN Schools and school staff to offer culturally relevant parent workshops.


    INSPIRE offers regular summer academic and enrichment programming during the summer months.


  • Thang Le (he/him/his)


    Mission Statement

    Youth Advocacy program to assist youth in progressing toward and achieving individual success planning goals. This program focuses on academics, attendance, self-esteem, social interactions, positive behavior, relationship with family/adults, and basic needs to give youth elements to succeed.”


    What We Do

    • Organize youth summer programming
    • Targeted support for students to improve academic performance and attendance
    • Positive cultural identity, leadership activities and peer support 
    • Parent engagement to enhance home-to-school and school-to-home communication
    • Linkages to anti-poverty services, including food pantries and rental and energy assistance