“IRCO is a community-based, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with a 25-year history of assisting over 45,000 refugees and immigrants through the various stages of integration into U.S. society. IRCO’s birth was the product of the merger of the Indochinese Cultural and Service Center and the Southeast Asian Refugee Federation. Both organizations believed that services should strive to empower the refugee and immigrant communities. This belief and tradition still serves as the foundation for all IRCO services and programs. IRCO’s mission is to assist refugees, immigrants and multi-ethnic communities to develop self-sufficiency and cultural awareness while affirming and preserving each culture within an ever-changing global environment. Reflecting great diversity, IRCO’s clients represent many countries and regions throughout the world. IRCO’s ability to deliver strong core programs enhances the lives of its clients by providing a safe environment where people from different ethnic, racial, linguistic, economic and religious backgrounds can learn to communicate, develop skills and build a strong community. IRCO employees, most of whom came to the U.S. as refugees, reflect the clients they serve – in ethnicity, language, background, and personal experience. Together, they represent 46 different ethnic groups speaking over 30 languages.” – Publisher’s description