For Michael and Rosemary Morgan, moving from Liverpool, England, to Oakwood was a strategic business move, and one of the best decisions of their lives.
The couple wanted to open a cafe, but found that there were more opportunities in the U.S. than in England. So Mike Morgan left his job driving a bus, and Rose left a chef job, and they moved to Oakwood to open Central Perc European Cafe at 2315 Far Hills Ave.
Read more about the Morgans' story here.
On May 1, 2013, the Dayton City Commission appointed the following business and community leaders to serve on the newly created Welcome Dayton Committee. (Click here to read more about the Committee).
Welcome Dayton Committee Members
Dorothy Balser, Manager, Refugee Resettlement and Mission Services, Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley
Kimberly Barrett, Vice President for Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement, Wright State University
David Burrows, Director, Economic Development Programs, Dayton Development Coalition
Marsha Greer, Director of Educational Programs, Parity, Inc.
Ismail Gula, President, Islamic Society of Greater Dayton
Keith Jenkins, Director of Human Resources, Grandview Medical Center/Southview Medical Center
The University of Dayton and the Ahiska Turkish American Community Center are planning a trip to Turkey later this summer. For more details and registration information, click here, or call the University of Dayton's Office of Special Programs and Continuing Education at 937-229-2347.
Popular local DJ Danny Diaz left Cuba in the 1970s to escape Fidel Castro's repressive policies. He went into firefighting and joined the military, drawing his first assignment at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. After more than a decade of service, and a few assignments later, he ended up back in Dayton.
Read more about Danny and other local successful immigrants here.
The United Theological Seminary has launched a new online program to train Spanish-speaking immigrants as pastors, church planters, evangelists, missioners and for other ministry roles.
Read the full article from the Dayton Daily News here.
The Dayton City Commission has passed an Informal Resolution encourging Congress to approve immigration reform legislation. View a video of the City Commission discussion here. Find the full version of the Informal Resolution here.