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The community in Akron

More than just the UA campus, the city and community of Akron strives to make immigrants feel welcome and want to live here. Akron is "where entire families can thrive socially and economically in a neighborly environment." For more details on specific programs and initiatives underway in Akron, read this article

International organizations on campus and in the community

International Institute of Akron

Offers legal support, citizenship classes, English as a second language, interpreting, and translation.
Located at: 207 E Tallmadge Ave, Akron, OH 44310

For further information visit: or call 330-376-5106

Global Ties Akron

Offers faith community resources, ethnic markets and restaurants, and arrival information.
Located at: Suite 233 Quaker Square, Akron, OH 44308

For further information visit: or call 330-972-8296

Akron Internationals

Offers support for internationals, English as a second language, Friday night FREE International dinners, furniture requests, store rides, and other events for internationals.
Located at: The, 135 Fir Hill, Akron, OH 44304

For further information visit: or contact Scott Johnson at 330-315-5428

HOLA (Hispanos Organizados por Lengua y Amistad)

This Latino organization focuses on advocacy, community organization, and civic engagement.
Located in: Ashtabula, OH 44005

For further information visit: or call 440-964-3372

Proyecto Raices

Provides educational and social support to children of Latino/Hispanic families, facilitates their integration to the local community, and helps maintain their cultural heritage.

The program is every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., during the months August through June.
Located at: St Matthew Parish School, 2576 Berne Street, Akron, OH 44312

For further information visit:

Asian Services In Action, ASIA Inc.

Offers interpreting and translation, classes, medical clinic, cultural, and citizenship programs
Located at: 730 Carroll Street, Akron, OH 44304

For further information visit: call 330-535-3263

ISAK –Islamic Center of Akron and Kent

Offers courses of study to meet the needs of Muslims, as well as non-Muslims. Serves as a play of Prayers and Religious activities, promotes understanding, and acts as a channel of communication between Muslims and non-Muslims.
Located at: 152 East Steels Corner Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44244

For further information visit: or call 330-922-9991

Bhutanese Community Association

Serves as a communication link between the officers and members of the Bhutanese Community Association of Akron and anyone who is interested in the diaspora of Bhutanese exiles around the world.
Located at: 578 North Main Street, Akron, OH 44310

For further information visit: our facebook page