Cincinnati boasts a host of high-performing multicultural organizations that address topics from strengthening minority businesses to empowering families to meeting community service needs to enhancing opportunities for social/professional networking. Provided below is a list of these organizations, some of which are among the largest or oldest affiliates within their national networks.
Prince Hall Fremasons Cincinnati Lodge (Chapter) formed in 1848 as first in Ohio
Cincinnati Elks Lodge
Serving the community for 133 years, Cincinnati Lodge is third oldest in the U.S.
National Black MBA Association Cincinnati Chapter
Cincinnati Chapter founded in 1915, just six years after National organization set up
National Society of Black Engineers
Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce
Largest African American Chamber of Commerce in Ohio
National Society of Hispanic MBAs
Greater Cincinnati Urban League
Selected as a pilot site for Economic Empowerment Center concept to help grow strong minority-owned businesses
The Links, Inc
Cincinnati Chapter founded in 1950, four years after national office was established
Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
The city also takes pride in its tradition of enduring and active African American churches, some of which trace their history back to the 1800s.
Cincinnati's oldest black congregation, first organized in 1824
Union Baptist Church
Cincinnati's oldest black Baptist church
Southern Baptist Church
Established in 1917 by newly arrived residents from the South