Cover Oregon struggles to reach immigrant communities

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cover Oregon is having difficulties in its outreach to refugee and immigrant communities.

Eath says the process is slow -- but not just because of the language barrier.

"It's a lot of work to bring in folks and organize, and a lot of them need transportation, so. You know, some of the organizers drive 'em in," Eath says.

IRCO has a $150,000 grant from Cover Oregon to reach out to immigrants and refugees. It's enrollment goal for the year? Two hundred.

This may seem like a lot of money for that number -- another program aimed at artists plans to sign up 8000, using grants totaling about $300,000.

Read more at The Daily Astorian.

 

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