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.
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.
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.
Communities across America are at a crossroad: to
welcome and integrate new residents and help them
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is a non-profit (503c) social organization in Clark and vicinity counties dedicated to community building and advocacy of Spanish-speaking persons.
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 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Latino Connection provides information, networking and educational opportunities to its members and the community at large.
Sr. Maria Francine Stacy, SND
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
Sacramental preparation: Sept-May Sundays 12:00pm
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.
1547 Philadelphia Dr.
2390 South Dixie Highway
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.
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: