Washington County

About Unite Oregon, Washington County

Unite Oregon represents the merger of two strong organizations – Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO) and Oregon Action (OA) – who together have decades of experience organizing immigrants, refugees, people of color, and low-income Oregonians to address racial and economic disparities and improve quality of life in our state. Unite Oregon, Washington County is an independent chapter of this powerful statewide nonprofit. (Read more about this unique and powerful merger, and what it means for our work, here.


Now Accepting Applications for the Beaverton Organizing and Leadership Development Program!

It's that time again - we're recruiting for the Beaverton Organizing and Leadership Development (BOLD) Program!

In partnership with the City of Beaverton, Unite Oregon provides an annual leadership development program for emerging immigrant, refugee, and people of color. The Beaverton Organizing and Leadership Development (BOLD) Program centers around three goals: growing new leaders, building cross-cultural relationships, and laying the groundwork for civic engagement.

To qualify, you must:

1. Live, Work, Worship, or Study in the City of Beaverton

2. Attend all THREE eight-hour trainings between March - May 2020:
--- Saturday - March 14, 2020
--- Saturday - April 11, 2020
---- Saturday- May 9, 2020

Apply in one of the following languages:

English: https://bit.ly/2FQvhkw
Spanish: https://bit.ly/35Vt6Xj
Arabic: https://bit.ly/384ERMw


In 2017, Unite Oregon, Washington County is digging in on the issues that our members have prioritized for us, including raising wages for workers; continuing racial justice work like ending police profiling; fighting for justice and dignity for immigrants and refugees; addressing the affordable housing crisis; and focusing on holistic community health and wellness.

Other issues we work on include planning and land use issues, transportation access and affordability, economic justice for working women, environmental justice, and civic engagement. All of our work is approached through a racial justice lens and with a focus on developing the leaders of tomorrow as we build a powerful movement for justice.

Throughout all of our campaigns and issue work, we are continuing our focus on developing new organizers and community leaders. as well as continuing to take a visible leadership role in the community as an organization.

Action links: 
Become a Member 
Take Action 

Or, call us! (503) 287-4117, ext. 5


Our Leadership

Unite Oregon, Washington County is led locally by a leadership council of 5-10 members who live in our community. We prioritize immigrants, refugees, and people of color for leadership council positions. 2-4 members of our leadership council are elected up to Unite Oregon's statewide Board of Directors.


Welcome to Beaverton: A Guide for Immigrants, Refugees, and Other Newcomers

Check out this fantastic new resource developed by our Washington County Leadership Council member Piyawee Ruenjinda, in partnership with Joan Goldhammer of the Beaverton First United Methodist Church!

Read the Welcome to Beaverton Guide