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 Monthly Meeting Dates

Our Monthly meeting is held the 4th Wednesday of each month @ 6:30 PM, location varies.  Please check our Facebook page for each month's location. We will also be sending out an meeting reminder to all who are on the LULAC Dayton Council's distribution list.  If you send an e-mail to, we'll be happy to add you to it!

Council Officers

Congratulations to this year's newly elected officers, sworn in by Rosa Ashworth, one of LULAC founding members and former Council President.

 2018 LULAC Dayton Council1


Alicia Pagan  President


Sommer McGuire  Vice President

Stephanie Patino Garfias 

Stephanie Patino-Garfias  Treasurer   


Annette Ridley  Secretary

LULAC Dayton – Council 39000

LULAC Dayton Council #39000 advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health, housing and civil rights of the Latino population of Dayton and the surrounding area. Our council is proud to carry on the tradition of LULAC National. The rich history and impactful accomplishments for nearly 90 years has rippled out to help shape US policy and programs in various ways. One such example is the Little School of the 400 program launched in 1950, influenced the creation of the National Head Start program in 1965. 

Through our local membership, we partner with various non-profit, NGO's, local, state and national educational and governmental agencies to provide access to resources & referral services. In collaborating with these partners, we also seek to increase educational and economic development opportunities for the local Latino/Hispanic community.

 An excellent demonstration of this was Dayton LULAC's founding of  El Puente Tutoring Center several years ago.  This early learning center provides a bridge for Latino/-a students from the Dayton Public Schools and non-public Schools to narrow the gap of identified academic shortcomings.  You can find out more at El Puente Community Learning Center 's page on Facebook. 


Our Dayton Council also partners with LULAC National through matching dollars, and local businesses and individual donors to provide college scholarships to Latino/-a students.  Please contact the Council if you know of a Latino/-a student who wishes to apply fo this annual college scholarship. 


See our LULAC Dayton president, Alicia Pagan, taking a stand on President Trump's decision to end DACA


President Trump's DACA decision sparks local protests (WKEF/WRGT)



Hispanic Legislative Visit Day

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Ohio Latino Affairs Commission is pleased to once again convene legislators & the community to foster dialogue on the opportunities and challenges facing Latinos in Ohio. The event will feature a panel of Latino elected officials, Q & A session with legislators, and a special workshop for individuals considering a run for office some day. LULAC Dayton Council President, Alicia Pagan, will be attending the event & is bringing a group of her Spanish class students from Trotwood-Madison HS. A number of other LULAC Dayton members and members of other LULAC councils throughout the state will be there as well. We look forward to a great day of learning & civic engagement!

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