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