HOLA Hispanic Community Center

HOLA Hispanic Community Center
265 N. State Street, Painesville


The HOLA Hispanic Community Center is located at 265 N. State Street, in the heart of Painesville’s Latino community.  

This state-of-the-art, modern facility features a full commercial kitchen, large assembly area, two multi-use spaces, a classroom/boardroom, and two outdoor patio areas. 

It serves as HOLA Ohio’s headquarters, for a full-time staff of six, provides a safe, language-accessible space for individuals and families from across Northeast Ohio to come for support, resources, and programs.  

Since HOLA’s founding in 1999 by Executive Director Veronica Isabel Dahlberg, the grassroots organization had operated out of borrowed spaces, including a church, the backroom of a grocery store, even a funeral home. In 2017, HOLA embarked on a project to develop a Hispanic community center, to meet the growing needs of the Latino families, workers and children in NE Ohio, and demands for its services.  In late 2019, after careful planning and fundraising, HOLA purchased a building from the Lake County Land Bank, to become the new HOLA Center. The building had been vacant for well over a decade, contributing to blight in the area. HOLA completed a full renovation of the building, including rebuilding all the exterior walls and installing a new roof, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and interiors. A parking lot and outdoor patio was added in 2021. Construction on the $2 million Center began in fall 2021 and was completed in May of 2022.  

The HOLA Hispanic Community Center is home base for our staff and partners who will stabilize families by building wealth in Latino and low-income families, addressing critical gaps in employment, education and access to medical and mental health services; and build bridges between Latinos and the greater community. 

Partnership and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact us at (440)-210-4222 or info@holaohio.org

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