Welcome To Wesley Community Center

Wesley Community Center’s services transitions families towards self-sufficiency by meeting the spiritual and basic needs of families of all ages offering assistance in education, workforce development and health and wellness.

Opened in 1966 to meet the emerging socio- economic needs of families in crisis and in need of support to overcome economic hardships, the Wesley Community Center has grown from a drop-in help center with one paid staff member and a budget of less than $25,000 to assist a few families to a comprehensive social service agency with paid staff of over twenty people, a million dollar budget and a dozen programs serving more than 7,000 people a year in the areas of workforce development, health and wellness and education. Read more 

Upcoming Events

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 Friday, June 15th

Freedom To Learn, Earn and Own – Community Resource Fair

Free workshops in home ownership and business ownership. Free food, free baby items, and gas card giveaways. The Fifth Third Bank EBus will be onsite to talk about home loans, opening a bank account and much more.

Wesley Community Center, 9 am to 1 pm, Free and open to the public

Champions & Cocktails Awards Reception and Concert featuring national recording artist Deron Bell

The Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park in the Historic Wright Dunbar Village, 5 pm to 9 pm

Tickets are on sale now!

Saturday, June 16th

The Juneteenth Festival Celebration

Saturday, June 16th, 8 am to 5 pm, McIntosh Park

(Corner of West Riverview and Edwin C. Moses)

Activities for the day:

7:30 am – 10 am – The “Red Velvet Cupcake” 5K Run/Walk – Registration open now – Click here

10 – 11 am – First Dayton Little League All Star Baseball Game (Free and open to the public)

10 am to 2 pm Dayton Acton Children’s Business Fair 

11 am to 2 pm – “Journey To Juneteenth” Historical Exhibit (Free and open to the public)

11 am to 5 pm Ms. Sweeties Soulfood Café (Free and open to the public)

11 am to 5 pm Juneteenth Farmers Market and Veggie-cation Workshops (Free and open to the public)

2 pm – 5 pm – Dayton Artists Showcase featuring Top Secret (Free and open to the public)

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Title Sponsor


Supporting Sponsors

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Juneteenth Committee

Honorary Chair

James E. Dobbins, Ph. D.

Juneteenth Chairs

Zontaye Richardson and C. Ralph Wilcoxson, Esq.

Cocktails and Champions Chairs

Mr. Michael and Mrs. Demarus Crawford White

Juneteenth Committee Members

Deron Bell

Brenda Brown

Angela Byrdsong

Cheryl Cole

Denise Gilmore, D. D.

Natalie Floy Johnson

April Littleton

Anthony Malone

Angela Matlock

Taffy Turner

Our Impact



We are committed to:

  • Responding to families and individuals in crisis.
  • Providing program opportunities for all ages.
  • Providing a community space for local community groups that respond to neighborhood concerns.
  • Supporting community endeavors and build bridges of understanding between people in West Dayton and throughout the greater Dayton community.


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Nikki Wilcox

(937) 263-3556


3730 Delphos Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45417