Community/Business/Media/Government

Community Organizations and Businesses

Columbus Association for the Performing Arts
CAPA's Caliente Series has included performances from two-time Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre as well as Benise, whose production The Spanish Guitarcame to Columbus following successful appearances on Dancing with the Starsand a PBS special.

BalletMet Columbus
BalletMet has conducted professional development workshops such as a workshop in the Brazilian dance Capoeira.

Franklin Park Conservatory
The Franklin Park Conservatory and CLAS have partnered to present an exhibition on chocolate, with presentations ranging from botany, chocolate production, cultural and historical aspects of chocolate, professional development workshops, and, of course, culinary and chocolate tasting programs.

Columbus Council on World Affairs
CLAS works with the Columbus Council to present symposia on issues of business, immigration, and other significant current topics.

Ohio Craft Museum
This program presents five major exhibitions each year. CLAS co-sponsored a past exhibition about Mexican masks, which included a professional development workshop for teachers.

Ohio Foreign Language Association 
A Guide to the Study of World Languages at Ohio Colleges and Universities. (must be a member to access file)

Festival Latino
Produced by CAPA, this annual festival in downtown Columbus attracted 35,000 attendees in 2010, and includes musical acts, dance groups, marketplace and food vendors, artists, and children's activities.

Global Gallery
A nonprofit gallery based in the Short North that sells clothing, jewelry, musical instruments, and home décor from around the world and promotes fair-trade practices and cultural awareness.
682 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
148 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH 43219
3535 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

Folclor Hispano
Group at Ohio State that performs folkloric dances from various Spanish-speaking countries.

Restaurants

El Arepazo
Affordable Colombian and Venezuelan food, including the traditional arepas, or corn pancakes
47 Pearl Street, Columbus, OH 43215

La Fogata Grill
Mexican restaurant with music and salsa dancing on Friday nights
790 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Barrio Tapas Lounge
A tapas bar and lounge with Spanish and South American dishes and wine from Argentina and Chile
185 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Casa Sazon
Latin deli with lunch and breakfast
49 N. High St, Columbus OH 43215
(614) 221-8311

Si Senor
Peruvian-style sandwich shop
6 E. Long St, Columbus OH 43215
(614) 227-0070

Plantain Café
Cuban cafe
77 E. Gay St, Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 464-2822

Sweet Pot Jamaican Cuisine
1485 S. Champion Ave, Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 449-8131

Ena's Caribbean Kitchen
2444 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
(614) 262-0988

Louie's Grill
Latin-fusion cuisine
3051 Northwest Blvd, Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 670-8582
4453 Cemetery Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026
(614) 777-5606

Famosa Latino Cuisine
Features food from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic.
5445 Roberts Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026
(614) 767-5445

Starliner Diner
Diner-style food with a Latin flavor
5240 Cemetery Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026
(614) 529-1198

Caribbean Jerks
Caribbean style pub grub
1262 E. Powell Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035
(614) 844-6501

Señor Antonio's Mexicano Restaurant
Casual Mexican grill and cantina
8617 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH 43035
(740) 548-6996

El Portal Incorporated
Authentic Mexican cuisine in a friendly neighborhood restaurant
6999 E. Main St, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
(614) 751-0725

Abuelo's
Mexican cuisine
3950 Gramercy St (at Easton Mall), Columbus, OH 43219

Cinco
Assembly-line style burritos, tacos, and salads
1 S. High St, Columbus, OH 43284
(614) 754-1451

Fito's
Peruvian rotisserie chicken and other Peruvian dishes
1644 N. High St - Suite G,
(614) 299-2066

Media Resources

Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies
Daily news and "This Week in Latin American History" feature.

La Raza de Ohio
Spanish-language newspaper for Central Ohio
La Raza de Ohio - April 13, 2012 (PDF)

Fronteras de la Noticia
A Spanish language newspaper published weekly by the Columbus Dispatch, featuring topics such as agriculture, entertainment, immigration, sports, and more.

El Sol de Ohio
A Spanish language newspaper directed at Latino residents of central Ohio, covering topics of politics, economics, religion, environment, sports, entertainment, and more.

Hispanic Ohio
This is a monthly online magazine for Ohio's Hispanic population, featuring information about culture, history, business, entertainment, and more. The magazine is mostly published in English, with some sections in Spanish.

Midwest Latino
Website created to promote multicultural understanding and support social, cultural, and educational interests and needs of the growing Latino community in the Midwest.

Construyendo Nuestra Interculturalidad
Spanish language e-magazine with the goal of creating a balanced and critical dialogue between different cultures, from different perspectives, disciplines, themes, and experiences.

WVKO 103.1 FM – La Mega (Johnstown, OH)
Spanish language radio station available on the web

WXOL 1550 AM - Radio Sol
Spanish language radio station in Columbus

Radio Bilingüe
Spanish language radio station available on the web

Buen Dia Columbus
Podcasts for Buen Dia Columbus, also available on Channel 32 Mexicanal and WOW Channel 103

Government Resources

Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs
This commission was created to advise state officials on matters affecting Ohio's Hispanic population, to connect with Latino communities throughout the state of Ohio, and to strengthen Latino community organizations. The site includes access to OLAnet, which features Hispanic events throughout Ohio, a directory of Hispanic organizations, and reports and resources relating to business, culture, education, health, labor, and leadership.

New American Initiative
This is a program from the City of Columbus designed to address the needs of immigrant and refugee populations, maximize the impact of local government services, promote appreciation of diversity, and help to empower new arrivals for self–sufficiency.

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