Who am I?:

Green Card Holder
Asylum Seeker
Skilled Worker
New Arrival
Temporary Protected
Other or Seeking Status

Resource Category

Employment: How do I find a job?
Entrepreneurship: How do I start a business?
Education: We want to learn.
Education: How do I get my GED?
Education: How can I learn English?
Where can I find childcare?
Where I can find healthcare?
Where can I find food?
I need housing assistance.
Who are my advocates?
Where can I find legal services?
Community: Where can I find a faith community?
Community: How do I build my network and community?
I need help with transportation.
Help me understand banking.
I want to know about taxes.

All Resources

4C for Children

Provider of training and technical assistance for early childhood caregivers and teachers

Academy of World Languages

A citywide magnet program and Community Learning Center offering classes in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian and English as a Second Language (ESL), to prepare students for a globally linked society through excellence in world languages, cultural studies and high academic standards.

African Professionals Network (APNET)

Supports the African Diaspora experience through Networking, Business, Professional Development

AILA Cincinnati Chapter

Ohio Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need.

Apoyo Latino: The Greater Cincinnati Latino Coalition

Collaborates effectively as a network of agencies, professionals, advocates and community leaders to improve access to culturally competent services for Hispanics/ Latinos in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Through parishes, schools, hospitals, agencies and institutions, the Archdiocese follows the teachings of Christ that lead to peace, joy and fullness of life

Artworks - Creative Enterprise

Non-profit organization that employs and trains local youth and talent to create art and community impact

Asian Community Alliance

Provides culturally sensitive programs and services to strengthen family & community through awareness, collaboration & advocacy

Asian Food Fest

Asian Food Fest is an annual volunteer-run, free, two-day showcase for Cincinnati’s best Asian restaurants and chefs.

Beechacres Parenting Center

Provides families with parenting programs, services, and expert resources for every stage of life

Bethesda Hospital

Full-service hospital in northeast Cincinnati

Bhutanese Community of Cincinnati

Non-profit, charitable community organization representing Bhutanese people who have resettled in Cincinnati

BLOC Ministries

Faith-based after school programs, women’s ministries, community programs for men, women and families and numerous businesses

Camp Washington Community School

High School Equivalency (GED) and ESL

Catholic Charities

Offers a wide-range of social services to serve people of all faiths and income levels

Catholic Charities - Refugees

Serves refugees who come to the U.S. through the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Center for Community Engagement

Works with students, staff, faculty, and community partners to impact our local community while helping students learn to serve

Center for Holocaust Humanity Ed

Jewish Community relations council.

CGM Mentoring

Provides tutoring for children struggling in school

Christ Hospital

Full-service hospital in Mt. Auburn, with locations around the region

CINBA - Greater Cincinnati Independent Business Alliance

Membership organization supporting independent businesses & non-profits with marketing and development support

Cincinnati Bell Connector

Streetcar service in downtown Cincinnati

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Full-service pediatric hospital

Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center

Educates and organizes low wage and immigrant workers to achieve positive change

Cincinnati Metro

Bus service serving Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio

Cincinnati Muslim Professionals (CMP)

Muslim young professionals organization for career guidance, business contacts and social services

Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS)

Public education for preschool to 12th grade students in 56 schools spread across a 90-square-mile district in southwest Ohio

Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) - Center for English-Language Learners (ELL)

Students and their families who speak languages other than English are welcomed to Cincinnati Public Schools at the Welcome Center for English-Language Learners (ELL). When a non-English-speaking family enrolls in a Cincinnati public school, school staff schedule an appointment for the family with the ELL Welcome Center and requests the services of an interpreter as needed. The Welcome Center is designed to help English-Language Learners achieve high academic standards in English.

Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) - Community Learning Centers

Communities and schools are strongly linked — one seldom succeeds if the other fails. Schools need families and communities that are involved in the education of students; communities need schools that serve as centers of neighborhood life. Toward that end, Cincinnati Public Schools is creating Community Learning Centers (CLCs) in all schools. Since launching in 2002, our CLC model has drawn national attention for successfully engaging community partnerships in school buildings.

Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) Adult Education/Aspire

Cincinnati Public Schools offers Aspire, an adult basic and literacy education programs, with free day and evening classes for adult learners. Aspire is part of the Ohio Board of Regents and the University System of Ohio. CPS' Aspire program (formerly called ABLE), serving adults since the 1960s, receives funds as part of a collaborative partnership with River City Correctional Center, Education Matters Centers and the YWCA.

Cincinnati Red Bike

Bile sharing public transportation system

Cincinnati State ESL Program

Our English as a Second Language (ESL) program helps non-native speakers of English improve their English proficiency through integrated skills courses including: Speaking; Listening comprehension; Reading; Writing; Grammar.

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Cincinnati State provides student-focused, accessible, quality technical and general education, academic transfer, experiential and co-operative education and workforce development. Offers more than 100 associate degree programs and certificates in Business Technologies, Health and Public Safety, Engineering and Information Technologies, and Humanities and Sciences

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Membership organization promoting Cincinnati area businesses

Cincy Interfaith

Builds a stronger community through interfaith collaboration


Public/private seed-stage investor whose mission is helping to transform ideas into high-potential technology companies


Public/private partnership supporting entrepreneurs who are leading high-growth tech startups

City Gospel Mission

Provides assistance with food and shelter, recovery, at-risk youth and job readiness and placement

Community Action Agency

Through our network of donors, employees and volunteers, we help reduce poverty, increase self-sufficiency and improve the community by providing resources for people to create healthier, better lives and achieve their full potential.

Conversa Language Center

We provide English as a Second Language instruction in a small, friendly environment. Conversa is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Council on American Islamic Relations

Advocates for justice and mutual understanding of Islam, encourages dialogue, protects civil liberties to empower American Muslims

Education Matters

The English for Speaker of Other Languages (ESOL) program offers classes for individuals from beginner to advanced levels. We also offer GED Preparation: Our goal is to meet each student where they are to earn their GED and move their education forward. We offer both one-on-one and class instruction to meet the needs of different learning styles.

Elder High School Schaeper Center

Evening ESL classes. Classes include basic computer skills.

English Language Services (ELS)

ELS Cincinnati is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. ELS offers ESL for academic purposes and both intensive and semi-intensive ESL classes.

European American Chamber of Commerce

Fairfield Church of the Nazarene

Fairfield Church of the Nazarene offers beginning and intermediate classes.

Gateway Community College Boone Campus ESL

We offer ESL, GED and associate degrees or a certificate. Many of our programs are especially designed for working adults, with classes on Saturdays and online.


Provider of comprehensive behavioral and mental health services

Great Oaks Aspire ESOL Program- Live Oaks

ree English classes are available at Live Oaks and Scarlet Oaks Career Campuses during the school year. The program is for adults who wish to improve and practice speaking, reading, listening and writing skills at a level that is right for them. The classes are designed for lower level students who need basic English.

Great Oaks Aspire ESOL Program- Scarlet Oaks

ree English classes are available at Live Oaks and Scarlet Oaks Career Campuses during the school year. The program is for adults who wish to improve and practice speaking, reading, listening and writing skills at a level that is right for them. The classes are designed for lower level students who need basic English.

Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Builds bridges between the regional business community and Chinese businesses & individuals, locally & internationally

Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise

GCMI is an entrepreneurial education program designed to help individuals and small business owners develop and recognize opportunities for their business. If your dream is to own your business the Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative, Inc. (GCMI) can help. GCMI has developed entrepreneurial training classes specifically structured to help you develop your business model or Business plan, while providing you with access to small business lending, one-on-one technical assistance, and many other small business resources.

Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council

Provider of professional visitor exchange services, extensive global educational programs, international programming & resources.

Hammond Law Group - Immigration Legal Services

Hammond Law Group, LLC is a full-service immigration law firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio. We have a national practice, serving clients located throughout the United States. We began operations in 1991 and since that time have provided representation to individuals and corporations, handling both family and business based types of cases.

Heartfelt Tidbits

Heartfelt Tidbits provides support to refugees and recent immigrants living in Southwestern Ohio by facilitating integration and self-sufficiency through our innovative education, cultural and employment-enhancing programming.

Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA

Promotes the continuing growing and development of the Hispanic/Latino business community in the Tri-State area.

Immigrant and Refugee Law Center

The Immigrant and Refugee Law Center provides access to critical legal services to immigrant and refugee families in the Greater Cincinnati area in order to help create a more welcoming, safer, and more stable community for families.

Immigrant Dignity Coalition

Coalition of 20+ labor, business, civil rights and faith groups working together for immigrant dignity.

Immigration Psychology Services, Inc.

Representing the mental health needs of immigrants and refugees in Greater Cincinnati and beyond.

Income Tax

General Knowledge

Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center

IJPC advocates for peace, challenges unjust systems, and promotes the creation of the nonviolent society.

Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati (ICGC)

The Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati (ICGC) in West Chester, Ohio, is more than a place of worship. Since our opening November 9, 1995, we have come to be known as an organization built on strong interfaith relations, cross-cultural understanding, and service to one and all. Greater Cincinnati Muslims of all ethnicities and backgrounds gather here to pray, socialize and learn. The larger community turns to us as a trusted source of accurate information on Islam and Muslims. Our doors are open to our neighbors, and many who have walked in once have come back several times.

Kenton County ESL

Adult English classes

Lakota Hills Baptist Church Adult ESL Program

Adult English language classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Citizenship classes are also offered.

Latino Ministry Center/ Centro del Ministerio Latino

Provides Adult ESL, Adult Spanish, and cultural awareness and understanding classes

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

To advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.

Legal Aid Society

Provides legal representation, information, advice and referral for people and families in need of legal help

Literacy Network

Adults, parents or students in need of assistance with basic reading, GED and English for Speakers of Other Languages can find the help and resources they need through the hotline. The Literacy Network can connect callers to over 60 provider agencies in 8 counties through the hotline.

Live-a-Language Foundation

LIVE A LANGUAGE FOUNDATION’S MISSION is to promote World Language proficiency and Cross-Cultural awareness through instruction and immersion activities for Cincinnati Public School students and educators in order to build a world community of respectful and responsible global citizens.

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) is recognized as a leader in the effort to resettle immigrants and refugees in the United States. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection works with local, national and international organizations to provide logistics and support to the ongoing efforts of welcoming the stranger.

Miami University Middletown English Language Center

Members of the Miami University Middletown English Language Center strive to maximize available assets and their passion for global education to educate, engage, and prepare learners with the language, college, social, cultural, soft, and life skill sets to be successful in America’s higher-education system and become valuable contributing members in the University, local, and global communities and workforces

Multicultural Solutions, LLC

We are a boutique web and graphic design agency located in Cincinnati, OH. We offer professional creative services to individuals, small businesses and non-profit organizations. From concept through completion, we help you use the power of marketing communications to enhance your business. We do website design and development, social media implementation, web graphics, corporate identity, logo design, brochures, book production and flyer design. We deliver beautiful projects all the time.

Municipal Departments support

i.e. city, solicitor, office, and police department

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) - American English Language Program

The American English Language Program at Northern Kentucky University, offers English language classes to improve grammar, writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills. Graduates of our program often go on to study in one of the many undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at NKU. Students also gain valuable English language skills to perform well on the TOEFL and IELTS tests, improve their career and job possibilities, and develop confidence to succeed in an English language environment.

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Ohio driver license and vehicle registration services

Rahma Community Services - Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati

Rahma Community Services is the social service initiative of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati (ICGC)

Refugee Resettlement Services - Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio

Catholic Charities serves refugees who come to the United States through the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Refugees come from extreme poverty, violence, or religious and political persecution in their homelands; seeking a better life for themselves and their families.


Greater Cincinnati’s umbrella program that links refugee communities, service providers, and engaged community members.

Robert's Elementary

School based health center.

Saint Leo the Great Parish

We currently teach English to Spanish and Burundi speaking students, but welcome all interested in learning English. We can always use English speakers to help students practice.

Santa Maria Community Immigrant Outreach

Provides participants with English as a Second Language classes or English Language Learners, Spanish literacy classes, child-enrichment groups, Ohio Public Benefits and other community resources, financial education, educational assistance, employment assistance and family support.

Su Casa Hispanic Center - Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio

The Su Casa Hispanic Center, a program of Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio, serves the Hispanic/Latino immigrants who are seeking a better life for themselves and their families. Some undertake the dangerous journey to migrate to the U.S. in search of a better future, while some have resided in the U.S. for many years.

The Healing Center

The Healing Center offers courses and programs to help increase skills in many different areas, including job and career skill development, computer skills, High School Equivalency tutoring, English (ESL and ESOL), and more. The Healing Center also provides resources like a food pantry, health care, and financial literacy workshops.

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

The Library values free, open, unrestricted access to its collections and services. We are committed to connecting our customers to the ideas, information and materials they wish to explore in a friendly, nonjudgmental manner. We strive to offer materials, programs and services that represent the needs of our diverse population.

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County - Adult ESOL Services

Practice conversational English and survival vocabulary in the relaxed atmosphere of a conversation group. Registration is not necessary.

Transformations CDC - Latino Ministry Commission

We offer ESL, Conversation classes, and a learning club. We also have a Women's Group and provide advocacy.

UC Immigration Resources

VISA and immigration information for students

University of Cincinnati - Center for English as a Second Language

The Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) is the academic unit which provides ESL courses to international graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Cincinnati. As an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program, we serve the ESL community by providing high-quality English language courses in an authentic learning environment where students are immersed in academic and social cultures. The ESL courses are designed to support students to succeed in their academic endeavor and to adapt to life and work in the United States.

Warreb County Career Center - ESOL

ESOL class is designed for the adult who does not speak English as his/her native language. Interactive, small-group instruction emphasizes the essential skills of reading, writing, math and conversational English. Students will also learn about American culture and traditions. Citizenship preparation is provided.

Warren County Career Center - Adult, Workforce, and Community Education

We are committed to helping adults achieve educational and career goals. WCCC's outstanding Adult Technical Training Division is fully accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and operates as a University System of Ohio educational provider through the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Xavier University - Intensive English Language Program

The mission of the program is to provide intensive English language instruction and academic training for international students who intend to enter American universities or improve their ability to use English for professional purposes.

Other Resources

The University of Cincinnati, which today has more than 3,000 international students, was the first investor in Cincinnati Compass. UC's early and significant support made it possible to build and launch this portal in 2016. The City of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber express their sincere appreciation for UC's contribution to immigrant welcoming and integration in our region.

Founding Investors:

Founding Investors