Welcome to COCD
Our mission is to function as a resource center for immigrants and refugees. We are committed to advocating, educating, and facilitating connections to help immigrant and refugee families achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and successfully integrate and participate in their new communities.
We also aim to raise public awareness about immigrants and refugees to increase their visibility and to change public attitudes for the better.
Where there are needs, we research, understand, and present solutions.
Get the latest news, photos and videos spotlighting our new programs and stories told by immigrants and refugees.
COCD 2022 Impact Report
In its 2022 Impact Report, COCD reflects on the achievements of the past year and the many people who contributed to making a difference in the lives of immigrants and refugees in the greater Dayton area.
Meet Dianne. Dianne has faced many adversaries and challenges throughout her life. Read about her journey from Rwanda to Ohio.
Perusi's Success Story
When Perusi first came to the US, she knew little English and experienced great culture shock. Read about how our ESL program helped her adjust to life in the US.