Ohio Opportunities for New Americans

Education and Training Resources

Ohio Welcoming Initiatives Network

Contact

Guadalupe Velasquez
Welcoming City
Columbus
(614) 747-2145
GAVelasquez@welcomingcity.com

Brittany Ford
Welcome Toledo-Lucas County
Toledo
(419) 213-4539
bford@lucas.co.oh.us

Purpose

The Ohio Welcoming Initiatives Network, known as OWIN, is a statewide network of local welcoming initiatives that shares best practices and advocates for the economic integration of immigrants and refugees.

Program

OWIN members began meeting in 2014 to discuss collaboration opportunities, resulting in successful partnerships and communications campaigns.

OWIN initiated conversations with the state of Ohio about creating a state office and took part in the signing of an executive order by former Governor John R. Kasich that created the Office of Opportunities for New Americans.

For Whom

Current active members of OWIN are Cincinnati Compass, Global Cleveland, International Institute of Akron, US Together (Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo), Welcome Dayton, Welcome Toledo-Lucas County and Welcoming City (Columbus).

How Much

Free

OWIN Members

Cincinnati Compass
www.cincinnaticompass.org
3 E. 4th St., Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45202
513-579-3123
bryan@cincinnaticompass.org

Global Cleveland
www.globalcleveland.org

200 Public Square, Suite 150, Cleveland, OH 44114
216-472-3282
info@globalcleveland.org

International Institute of Akron
www.iiakron.or

207 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron, OH 44310
330-376-5106
info@iiakron.org

US Together
www.ustogether.us
1415 E. Dublin-Granville Road., Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43229
614-437-9941
execs@ustogether.us


2490 Lee Blvd., Suite 200, Cleveland, OH 44118
216-456-9630
execs@ustogether.us


3450 W. Central Ave., Toledo, OH 43606
419-469-2529
cdehabey@ustogether.us

Welcome Bowling Green-Ohio
Four Corners Center, 130 S. Main St., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
567-413-4003
welcomebgoh@gmail.com

Welcome Dayton
www.welcomedayton.org

371 W. 2nd St., Dayton Human Relations Council, Suite 100, Dayton OH 45402
937-333-1413

Welcome Toledo-Lucas County
www.facebook.com/WelcomeTLC

1 Government Center, Suite 800, Toledo, OH 43604
419-213-4539
sallan@lisc.org

Welcoming City
www.welcomingcity.com

1415 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43229
614-359-3200
hello@welcomingcity.com