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AYCO’s mission is “…to settle the past, engage the present and hope for the future.”

UPLIFT-Youth Services

AYCO UPLIFT 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.

UPLIFT-Family Services

AYCO UPLIFT parents support can participate in ESL classes, Education Task Force parent groups, and community engagement programs. advocacy, Skilled cultural brokers offer support for addressing broad ranging challenges related to language and unfamiliar cultural expectations.

Psycho-Social Services

AYCO approaches individuals and families with commitment to a holistic approach that is trauma-informed and attentive to the emotional, spiritual, cultural, familial and community strengths and needs of participants in our programs and services.

What’s New

1502, 2020

AYCO Awareness

February 15th, 2020|

Wadajir event was success, we had 250 community members participated! There were more-- Relatable stories as motivation Community care and self-care  Educate the community about resources    Destigmatize mental health and substance abuse Community engagement Learn what health coverages are available     Open communication

1302, 2020

AYCO Youth Present David Douglas School Board

February 13th, 2020|

AYCO seeks to address the unique hurdles faced by African refugees and immigrants. Today 02/15/2020 30 AYCO David Douglas High School students present the challenges and discuss student success act to David Douglas School District board members. They were inspirational and motivated- Thanks to #Nike, #Metro Park, #ODE, #DHS, #Colli's, [...]

407, 2019

AYCO Annual Eid Basketball Tournment

July 4th, 2019|

June, 2019 we held our Annual Basketball Tournement at Jackson Middle school and hosted more than 30 teams. Age 11-20. AYCO's anuualy basketball is geared 2019 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 [...]

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