CENTER FOR INTERCULTURAL ORGANIZING
February 28, 2011
I have been looking for a place like CIO for a long time. Having grown up in Portland, and attending a predominantly White, Middle Class college in Portland, as a person of color, I began to feel a bit isolated. This is the first time that I have felt comfortable with my ethnicity in my work environment. CIO does a great job at including and appreciating all of its volunteers, I truly feel like this is a second home. CIO works hard to represent and advocate for immigrant and refugees, who are often taken advantage of marginalized in our society. Each and every member of CIO is welcomed as extended family!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
As a volunteer and meeting other members and employees.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would fund it more! We need more basic supplies such as office phones, desks, and more space! Also, being able to higher more of our interns would be great too!
Volunteer & I am an intern and help with a variety of policy work.