AYCO’s mission is “…to settle the past, engage the present and hope for the future.”
AYCO youth participate in athletics programs, academic support, and culturally specific mentorship. Efforts to develop leadership and strengthen cultural identity are incorporated in all activities.
Health & Disability
AYCO supports individuals with disabilities and their families by fostering community awareness, advocacy, and facilitating access to vital resources.
AYCO parents can participate in ESL classes, parent groups, and community engagement programs. Skilled cultural brokers offer support for addressing broad ranging challenges related to language and unfamiliar cultural expectations.
Since 2009 we are dedicated and diverse team that foster Education, Employment and Independence. Our community engagement focuses to develop our refugees and immigrants to thrive thanks to City of Portland PUAH collaborative allowed us to facilitate meeting and planning so our community voice is raised and shared throughout Chai [...]
Since 2009 we are dedicated and diverse team that foster Education, Employment and Independence. Youth career day with local AYCO and CAIRO provides an opportunity to simultaneously tout your line of work and promote your company while also educating young people about a profession you enjoy. Of course, it’s not [...]
AYCO's new basketball league is geared toward Portland’s immigrant population and focused especially on helping youth of Somali and east African descent meet the challenges of life in a new country and achieving their dreams. Our vision is to strengthen and integrate African Immigrants and refugees and equip them with [...]