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Winter Break “Game Days”

January 2, 2022

Over the 2 week winter break, AYCO staff held several days of fun activities for the students, including 2 basketball court days, 3 movie days, and a gingerbread house contest.…

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the Vaccine drive

December 16, 2021

AYCO is pleased to have hosted 3 vaccine clinics this year for a total of 120 participants that attended the events to get either the first, second, or booster shot.…

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Congratulations to our 2021 AYCO Scholarship Recipients

December 6, 2021

Through the generous donation of two community members, we were able to award 6 students with the reality of fulfilling their dreams of becoming first-generation University attendees pursuing their college…

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English Second Language ESL Course starting Nov 30th

November 20, 2021

Join our 6-week Adult ESL Level 1 Beginners English. ESL classes will begin Nov 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 6 weeks. Please call Halimo to reserve your spot!

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AYCO faces displacement, worries about community impact

November 10, 2021

The African Youth & Community Organization’s bid to permanently reside at the former Trinity Broadcasting site rejected by the Portland Housing Bureau Read Full Story at Street Roots >

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With New Affordable Housing Development, Organization for African Refugees Forced to Relocate

October 28, 2021

A nonprofit organization that serves thousands of immigrants will have to move its Montavilla neighborhood headquarters to make way for an affordable housing development on the city-owned site. While the…

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Portland affordable housing will displace African nonprofit

October 15, 2021

The African Youth & Community Organization says it had hoped to be selected to redevelop their headquarters on 74th Avenue and Glisan Street. A nonprofit serving immigrants and refugees is…

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AYCO facing displacement following government’s decision to nix Dream Center plan

October 14, 2021

October 14, 2021 Executive Director Jamal Dar pledges to find new Dream Center Portland, Ore. — A Portland nonprofit that serves East African immigrant and refugee youth and families is…

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Bike Town Hall Event

Oregon legislators show support for AYCO’s Dream Center during bike town hall

September 18, 2021

  PORTLAND, Ore. — Three of Oregon’s state legislators representing Portland didn’t let a little rain stop them from engaging with community members during a Bike Town Hall event Saturday,…

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Grand Reopening Ceremony for AYCO’s New Center – Oct 14th

September 2, 2021

Please join us in our grand reopening ceremony for our larger office.

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