Cover Oregon struggles to reach immigrant communities

Cover Oregon struggles to reach immigrant communities

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.

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