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.
AYCO seeks to address the unique hurdles faced by African refugees and immigrants. Immigrant lack of foundational civic, cultural and educational knowledge affect their health, education, employment, housing, family stress, emotional isolation and discrimination. This population is largely a tight-knit community who greatly value and trust. AYCO as a guiding [...]
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 [...]
Since 2009 we are dedicated and diverse team that foster Education, Employment and Independence. Our Youth development programs are continue growing more than ever. June was a big and busy month for us we held Portland-World-Soccer. As many of you know AYCO is the founder of previousely known Portland World [...]