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    Organizations Supporting Immigrants Through Coronavirus Pandemic

    March 19, 2020

    During this global health crisis, there are many organizations doing vital work and outreach to ensure community members, especially immigrants and refugees, have access important resources and information. The New American Economy has complied a list of organizations that support immigrants, refugees and other vulnerable groups during these unprecedented times. The following organizations are providing immigrants with access to vital language translation for COVID-19 responses, culturally competent health care services, economic support, and other critical social services: Americares Ayuda Center for Disaster Philanthropy International Rescue Committee Oxfam America Save the Children USA for UNHCR Click here for a list of ...

    Disaster Relief for Businesses

    March 19, 2020

    A message from the Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center: All federal agencies are working together to protect public health, including the U.S. Small Business Administration. The agency’s top priority is to ensure Ohio small businesses – which total nearly 950,000 – can continue their contributions to the state’s economy, and our nation. We are working directly with Governor DeWine’s office to facilitate a disaster declaration from the SBA for businesses to be eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans. The link to apply for emergency loan opportunities is Applications can be emailed directly to If approved, the agency will ...

    The Migration Policy Institute to host webinar: Employment Services for Refugees

    January 22, 2020

    The Migration Policy Institute will be hosting a webinar on January 23rd, featuring several speakers. For more information, please read the information below from the organization.   Employment Services for Refugees: Leveraging Mainstream U.S. Systems and Funding THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020 2:00 P.M. ET (New York, D.C.) / 1:00 P.M. CT (Chicago) / 12:00 P.M. MT (Denver) / 11:00 A.M. PT (Los Angeles "A key goal of the U.S. refugee resettlement program is to help refugees rapidly find employment. While refugees do work at high rates, and entry-level jobs are often available in today’s tight labor market, service providers sometimes ...

    Welcome Dayton joins PACO’s Three Kings Day Event

    January 6, 2020

    Our Welcome Dayton team volunteered for PACO Dayton's Día de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) event at St. Mary's Church. PACO, Welcome Dayton and church members came together to purchase toys then wrapped and gifted over 100 toys to children of our local Hispanic community in celebration of the holiday. There was also a small food drive for the families to get healthy snacks. Thank you to PACO Dayton, St. Mary's Church, wonderful volunteers and donors who made this event a success.     To learn more about PACO Dayton go to ...

    Ohio Will Continue to Welcome Refugees

    December 31, 2019

    Governor Mike DeWine tells Administration the state of Ohio will continue to accept refugees resettled In response to President Trump's 2019 executive order giving states the option to stop accepting refugees, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has made the decision to notify the U.S. State Department that Ohio will continue to welcome refugees.   To read more go to Cleveland News at:

    WDTN: “Welcome Dayton recognizes World Refugee Day”

    July 12, 2019

    "DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Welcome Dayton held a celebration Thursday to honor and recognize World Refugee Day. The event took place at St. John’s United Church of Christ (515 E. Third St.). The celebration included performances by refugee groups, food of different countries and cultures, a multi-cultural fashion show, storytelling by refugees, resource information, and a raffle." See More......