Mission Statement

To enhance the quality of life in the Latino community by addressing housing, health care, social services and safety issues.

Government Agencies

Cultural Organizations

Hispanic Organizations


Translation Services

English Classes

Government Agencies

U.S Citizenship and Immigration services (USCIS)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.

USCIS Mission Statement

USCIS will secure America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system.

City of Dayton

This is the official site of the city of Dayton, Ohio. Here you will find information in regards City Commissioners, City Manager, News and services, information about the city of Dayton, Job Openings and Registration, Recycling, Tax Forms, Tech Town, City of Datyon Television Network, and the Dayton Originals Campaign.

This website consolidates many of the Business Success Stories and many popular requests from the community.

Welcome Dayton

Click here to view comments from local immigrants and other community endorsers

The Welcome Dayton Plan is a consensus of the goals and recommendations of over 100 individuals and representatives of a wide array of immigrant, public, and private groups who voluntarily came together to discuss how to engage our new residents in revitalizing our neighborhoods, building our population and strengthening our economic base.

The Welcome Dayton Plan was developed based on recommendations from four sub-committees covering business and economic development; local government and the justice system; social and health services; and community, culture, arts and education.

The Welcome Dayton Plan is designed to act as a framework for action. It is a way forward for not only the City organization but also the entire community.

Read the Welcome Dayton Report

Communities across America are at a crossroad: to welcome and integrate new residents and help them
on a path to citizenship, or to allow old stereotypes, fears and preconceptions to hinder future success.

In a community where immigrants are welcomed, they receive mutual respect and support, while in an unwelcoming community they can experience social isolation, health problems, poverty and social discord. This report is an action plan that can provide a roadmap for the City of Dayton to become a nationally recognized Immigrant Friendly City. Over one hundred people touched, influenced or had a hand in formulating this report: Welcome Dayton: Immigrant Friendly City. This report can be viewed as a “shout out” that says: Welcome to Dayton – This is an Immigrant Friendly City.

Ohio Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs

The Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs was created in 1977 with seventeen mandates proscribed in sections 121.32 and 121.33 of the Ohio Revised Code. These mandates fall into one of three categories:

* TO ADVISE the Governor, the Ohio General Assembly, and state government agencies on all matters affecting Hispanic Ohioans, by issuing reports, proposing programs, commenting on legislation, and conducting policy-related research.

* TO CONNECT the diverse Latino communities across the State of Ohio by serving as a hub of information for and about Hispanic Ohioans by hosting meetings, conducting surveys, promoting collaboration, encouraging communication, and endeavoring to assure access to decision-making bodies.

* TO BUILD the capacity of Latino community organizations, especially those of, for, and by Hispanic Ohioans, by applying for and accepting grants in partnership with organizations, subcontracting programs to local groups, and conducting education programs to enhance and strengthen community organization staff and leadership.

Cultural Organizations

Culture Works

Culture Works is greater Dayton’s united arts fund and arts service agency.  Our mission is to provide funds and services to strengthen the arts and culture in the Miami Valley.  Incorporated in 1993, Culture Works was created through the merger of two long-established Dayton organizations: ARTSDAYTON and the Miami Valley Arts Council.

Dayton International Festival, Inc

The goal of Dayton International Festival, Inc. (DIFI) is to preserve and promote the culture and history of our heritage and countries. DIFI members meet every month to plan and prepare for their biggest event of the year: the international festival--A World A'Fair.

Hispanic Organizations

The League of United Latin American Citizens

The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States. Click here for a Dayton Chapter membership form

Del Pueblo, Inc.

Del Pueblo is a non-profit (503c) social organization in Clark and vicinity counties dedicated to community building and advocacy of Spanish-speaking persons.

Puerto Rican and Caribbean Organization (PACO)

PACO is dedicated to the success of the Hispanic Community. We are a non-profit organization established in January 1991. A staff of volunteers, seventy five percent of which are Hispanic, operates PACO. Our goals are to promote awareness and educate the Dayton community about the rich Hispanic culture. PACO promotes Hispanic arts and offers cultural events. In the future, we will provide assistance and referrals to the Hispanic community regarding housing, education, jobs, interpreters, banking services, and family service programs.

El Puente Learning Center

“El Puente” Learning Center will provide a bridge for the Latino students from the Dayton Public Schools and non-public Schools to narrow the gap of identified academic shortcomings. The program will be a combined effort of the Wright State University College of Education and Human Services, Dayton Public Schools (DPS) and the League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC).

The Latin American Association (LAA)

Promote, share, and preserve the Latino culture through the arts. We extend our 501-C status in grant applications and other appropriate needs; share grant application knowledge; make referrals; provide income producing events; we also refer inquiries to more appropriate social organizations.

Contact : Dolores Quinones at

Puerto Rican Cultural Society of Dayton

The mission of the Puerto Rican Cultural Society of Dayton is to promote the heritage and culture of Puerto Rico, by providing the Dayton-Miami Valley region with access knowledge and exposure to the very best in Puerto Rican music, dance, visual arts, and all other forms of artistic expression. As part of the growing needs of the Dayton Hispanic Community, our mission is expanding to include other Latino cultures as well.

For more information call (937) 222-1505 or e-mail at

The Latino Connection


The Latino Connection provides information, networking and educational opportunities to its members and the community at large.

State Farm Hispanic Partnerships


Catholic Hispanic Ministry

Sr. Maria Francine Stacy, SND
Assistant Director - Dayton

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati, rich in history and sprawling in geography, is a microcosm of the Catholic Church in the United States – and of the nation itself. In its 19 counties one finds cities and towns; suburbs and rural areas; farms and factories; affluence and poverty
Spanish language liturgy.

Sacramental preparation: Sept-May Sundays 12:00pm
Tax Preparation through the Law Dept of UD: March and April
Prayer Group: Sundays before Mass: 11:00am
Other services: computer classes, translation, Marriage and Baptism preparation in Spanish

Dayton: Sunday Mass at 1:15 PM at Holy Family Parish, 140 S. Findlay, Dayton..

Cincinnati: Sundays 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM Masses, followed by fellowship after mass at the Hispanic Center.

Hamilton: Sunday Mass at 1:00 PM at St. Julie Billiart, 224 Dayton St., Hamilton.


2725 E 5th St.
Dayton, Ohio 45403
Phone: 937-258-1309
Fax: 937-258-1311

College Hill Community Church - Ministerio Hispano

1547 Philadelphia Dr.
Dayton, OH 45406
Tel: (937) 278-4203

Mission Statement:
Create an inviting spiritual home where our Hispanic brothers and sisters feel welcome;where their cultural and spiritual gifts are affirmed and their spiritual and physical needs are ministered; where they are encouraged to participate as full members of our church family and we as a family are transformed into greater likeness of Christ.

Translation Services

Miami Valley Interpreters, LLC

2390 South Dixie Highway
Kettering, OH 45409
Spanish Phone Line: (937)-672-8100
Office (937)-222-8200


Vocalink enables clients to centralize their global communications by managing their translation and interpretation activity in different languages.


Professionally trained Interpreters are just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for any language.

English Classes

There are many organizations and ministries that offer free english classes to the Dayton community. Below you will find a list of some of these organizations:

English Classes / Classes de Ingles





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