Since 2009, African Youth & Community Organization (AYCO) has served immigrants and refugees in the Portland Metro area. We foster education, empowerment, independence, and more.
 

AYCO’s mission is “...to forget the past, engage the present and hope for the future.” We focus on empowering young members of the African immigrant and refugee community to become tomorrow’s leaders. Our vision is strength and integration, and problem-solving to succeed for the future.
 

AYCO Center is open to the public Monday to Friday from 9-5 pm. The center is a one-stop-shop, offering a place for new refugees and immigrants to access various services with the main service providers all in one place. Services meet the unique cultural and linguistic needs of this community, including ethnic and gender support, professional social services, and community-based services.

Youth Services

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    Youth and Student Services: AYCO provides critical support for immigrant refugee families, youth and children while they face many challenges. Our agency has close working [Read More]

Consultant

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    What We Offer to Partnering Agencies Cultural consultation: AYCO teams with area social service agencies for the betterment of underserved immigrant populations. Part of [Read More]

Family Services

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    Family Services: AYCO works with families on basic skills such as interpreting report cards and homework schedules. The agency also works hard to educate families about the [Read More]

Blog & Media





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Upcoming Events

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AYCO Cultural Night Fundraising Event

April 22, 6 pm

Jun
26
Sun
3:00 pm Youth Soccer @ Lincoln Park Elementary School & Jackson Middle School
Youth Soccer @ Lincoln Park Elementary School & Jackson Middle School
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
For youth ages 12-18.
Jun
27
Mon
4:00 pm Youth Soccer @ Lincoln Park Elementary School & Jackson Middle School
Youth Soccer @ Lincoln Park Elementary School & Jackson Middle School
Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
For youth ages 10-16.
Jun
28
Tue
9:00 am Disability Activities @ AYCO Office
Disability Activities @ AYCO Office
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Activities for people with disabilities include courses at the AYCO center, English classes, art classes, cooking class, exercise, walking group, shopping trips, learning about public transportation, and other field trips.