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Hispanic & Latino Resources

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio

The community-based program matches children ages 5 to 14 with an older Big Brother or Big Sister friend. The school-based program in Franklin, Union and Delaware counties allows students to meet once a week at their school with a mentor who can help them reach career and academic goals. In Franklin County, they reach out to Spanish-speaking youth and families through their Hispanic Mentoring Program.

  • The Mentoring Center of Central Ohio / Main Office
    1855 East Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
    (614) 839-2447
  • Delaware County Office
    39 West Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015
    (740) 369-2447
  • Union County Office
    940 London Avenue, Marysville, Ohio 43040
    (937) 642-0472
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Springfield
    625 Burt Street, Springfield, Ohio 45505
    (937) 390-9900

bbbscentralohio.org

Catholic Social Services Our Lady of Guadalupe Center

Supports to the Hispanic community in Central Ohio through food and emergency help, nutrition and English classes, and health screenings, employment and legal referrals.
441 Industry Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43204
(614) 340-7061 or HandsOn Central Ohio: (614) 341-2282
colscss.org/our-lady-of-guadalupe-center

City of Columbus Community Relations Commission (CRC)

Provides a list of organizations in the community centered around diverse groups of people:

1111 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 645-1993
columbus.gov/CommunityRelationsCommission

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)

Represents colleges and universities that are committed to helping Hispanics achieve success in higher education. Thousands of young Hispanics benefit from HACU with internships, scholarships, college programs, pre-college support and career development opportunities and programs.

  • 8415 Datapoint Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229
    (210) 692-3805
  • 1 Dupont Circle Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
    (202) 261-5080 or (202) 467-0893
  • 915 L Street, Sacramento, California 95814
    (916) 442-0392

hacu.net

Hispanic Chamber of Columbus

Connects Hispanic professionals to the greater Columbus community by providing opportunities for business growth. Their website has information about community resources, employment opportunities and more.
150 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 225-6916
hccolumbus.com

Hispanic Employment Program (HEP)

Ensures that Hispanics have an equal opportunity to compete in all aspects of federal employment. Their website has information about career opportunities, community resources, events and activities for the Hispanic community.
PO Box 3990, Columbus, Ohio 43218
www.dla.mil/LandandMaritime/About/Offices/EEO/EEO-Special-Emphasis/HEP

LASER Mentoring Program

LASER mentors serve as academic role models, as well as bridge builders, between Latinos in high school and Ohio State, Otterbein and Ohio Wesleyan University students. Mentees will meet 1-2 hours per week with their mentors. Meeting locations varies. Visit the website for contact information.
The Ohio State University (OSU) Office of Diversity and Inclusion
154 West Twelfth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210
odi.osu.edu/laser/mentoring-program

Ohio Hispanic Coalition

Offers several free services to the Hispanic community including:

  • Homework help and educational after school programs
  • Summer camps for Latino / Hispanic children
  • Translation and interpretation services
  • English (ESL) and citizenship classes for adults
  • Support group for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault

100 East Campus View Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 840-9934
ohiohispaniccoalition.org

Ohio Latino Affairs Commission

Represents and advises key policy makers in regards to Hispanic issues, and connects Latino organizations throughout Ohio. Has a list of state-wide resources for Latinos on their website, including a list of interpreters, attorneys, health and social service resources, church listings and a directory of English as a Second Language (ESL) services.
77 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-8333
ochla.ohio.gov

St. Vincent Family Center

Provides mental health prevention, intervention and treatment services to youth ages 2-21 and their families who have emotional and behavioral challenges. Their specialized behavioral health treatment services including, outpatient and inpatient services, therapeutic preschools and after school programs, residential and respite services and more. Also, they have a foster care program and offer special services to the Hispanic / Latino community.
1490 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 252-0731 or (614) 824-5437, ask for Intake
svfc.org

‘Que’ Pasa, OSU?

A community magazine about Latinos at OSU. Their website has information about resources, events, career opportunities and more.
154 West Twelth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292-5848
quepasa.osu.edu
u.osu.edu/latinx/que-pasa-ohio-state