Who We Are

A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, LEON is a network and a collaboration of individuals, organizations, businesses and agencies dedicated to building a healthy Latino community in Central Ohio through the development and support of programs that educate and empower Latinos. Our initiatives focus on health, education, advocacy and communication.

Our History

LEON was established in 2000, when several individuals met to work on a United Way of Central Ohio-funded project on domestic violence on the West side. Recognizing the many issues surrounding the root problems of domestic violence, the group continued to meet after the project ended to establish an ongoing network of individuals and agencies to share resources.

Since then the organization blossomed into a network of individual community members, health and social service providers, educators, non-for-profit organizations, and for-profit companies. LEON is proud to be a network of people and organizations which collaborate to build healthy Latino communities for a healthy Columbus.