Oregon Global Guide is a project of the Center for Intercultural Organizing, a nonprofit dedicated to building power in newcomer communities. Through CIO, immigrants and refugees from diverse backgrounds develop a unified voice, advocate for their rights, and create an environment in which they are recognized and supported as valued community members.
Center for Intercultural Organizing’s Areas of Focus:
- Community Education—CIO educates immigrants, refugees and U.S.-born allies on pressing community issues and strengthens and supports existing efforts to bring visibility to immigrant and refugee struggles
- Civic Engagement and Policy Advocacy—Our civic engagement program provides a pathway for immigrants and refugees to participate in democratic processes through training programs, hands-on projects and collective action that produce concrete improvements in their lives.
- Organizing and Mobilization—CIO assists immigrant and refugee community members in building the organizing skills necessary to impact policies that affect them and to work collaboratively, mobilizing diverse constituencies
- Intergenerational Leadership Development—CIO develops new leaders through a signature yearlong leadership development program, through strategic trainings, and through on-the-ground leadership positions within our campaigns
Funds raised through the sale of Oregon Global Guide cards go to support CIO’s critical mission.