Who We Are
The Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO) is a community-based organization driven by our members. Who are these members? They are people like you!
As a member-run organization, CIO is composed of and powered by ordinary folks. CIO members come from diverse cultural, ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds. They are immigrants, refugees, U.S.-born citizens, workers, students, asylees, moms, dads, grandparents and, most importantly, allies in the struggle for social justice. Our members share a common belief in a multi-racial, multicultural democracy inclusive of all—and the passion to put their beliefs into action.
About CIO Membership
We are excited to invite you to actively engage in the Center’s work by becoming a member. CIO members have the opportunity to serve on our planning committees, organize and attend events, run our educational programs, and steer the path to building a unified voice for the immigrant and refugee populations of Oregon and beyond. Join today!
Membership dues are sliding-scale, beginning at $5 per month ($60 per year). We encourage our members to select a dues amount and payment schedule that works for their budget. For individuals who cannot afford to pay the $5 monthly minimum dues, we have a labor-equity program that allows members to contribute 6 hours of volunteer work per year instead of paying monetary dues.