Our Services

We offer a wide variety of services and classes for the community:
Citizenship Classes Prepare for the citizenship test.
Turkish Classes Learn to speak Turkish!
English Classes Learn English as a second language.
Religion Religious classes and support including Ahiska cemetery and related services
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Who We Are

Creating a Unity Among Diversity

We are the Ahiska Turkish American Community Center of Dayton, Ohio, a non-profit organization founded to help provide for the needs of the Ahiska community of the Greater Dayton region, by equipping our members with the education and tools needed to succeed and become quality citizens of the United States of America. We work to create, promote, and save our Ahiska culture while creating a collaboration between the Ahiska people and American society.Please feel free to look around at the various programs we provide to help accomplish such an important mission.

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News Entries

Wright State University staff and student’s trip to ATACC

Posted December 4, 2014

Students and staff of Wright State University have visited Ahiska Turkish American Community Center. The Wright State School of Professional Psychology Diversity committee wanted to introduce  history of Ahiska Turks, their life and culture to students of Wright State University, psychology department. Speaker was Islom Shakhbandarov, President of ATACC. Students have watched 20 minutes long [...]

Turks and Armenians: A Century Old Conflict


Ahiska Turkish American Community Center (ATACC), Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) and Federation of Turkish American Associations (FTAA) Jointly presented a conference “Turks and Armenians: A Century Old Conflict” on  November 22, 2014 at Ahiska Turkish American Community Center Program was followed : 1. Welcoming Comments,Islom Shakhbandarov, President of ATACC 2. Dehumanization of the Turk ,Professor Christopher Gun, [...]

Annual Commemoration of Ahiska Turkish Deportation Day

Posted November 24, 2014

2014 is a significant year for the Ahiska Turkish community because it is the anniversary of three noteworthy events: The 10th anniversary of the community’s immigration to the U.S. from Russia as part of the U.S. refugee program, the 25th anniversary of the tragic Ferghana Pogroms, and the 70th anniversary of the widespread deportation of our community from Soviet Georgia. November 14, 1944 [...]