About Us

The Spanish American Committee serves as the gateway to socioeconomic success for the Hispanic community.

We are proud to be the oldest Hispanic non-profit agency in the state and a cornerstone support to our community.

Since 1966, The Spanish American Committee (SAC) has been dedicated to serving as the gateway to socioeconomic success for the Hispanic community of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, and the state. SAC has been creating opportunities that lead low-income individuals and families to self-sufficiency for nearly 50 years, making it the longest-operating Hispanic/Latino Social Services agency in the state of Ohio. SAC currently serves over 5,500 disadvantaged individuals and families each year, with over 1,500 of those being new clients.

SAC provides opportunities through 5 core programs that provide clients with family support and childcare services, financial literacy education and training, housing education and guidance, employment training and services, and adult education opportunities such as English as a Second Language (ESOL) classes and the only Spanish-language GED program in Ohio. This effective multi-service model ensures that all our clients’ needs are met in one place, making the socioeconomic success and self-sufficiency they seek more accessible than ever.

In order to best serve our clients and work toward our agency’s objective of helping to stabilize and strengthen the family unit and create conditions and resources within the family leading to social and economic well-being, SAC establishes meaningful partnerships and community connections. SAC is a United Way partnering agency, an affiliate UnidosUS, and HUD certified.