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The Office of International Communities brings together Houston’s international community by promoting their well-being and connectedness and facilitating their successful civic, economic, and cultural integration in Houston. The office is a division of the City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods.

About OIC - Spanish - La Oficina de Comunidades Internacionales

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About OIC - Korean - 국제 사회 사무소

About OIC - Francais - Le Conseil Consultatif aux Relations Internationales

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 Mayor Signs Language Access Executive Order

 July 31, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker signed a Language Access Executive 
Order establishing a policy to improve the delivery of essential information and 
services to Houston’s diverse population. View the Press Release. 

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Advisory Council of International Communities

The Advisory Council of International Communities, known formerly as the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (MACIRA), advises the City on strategies for effective community outreach and services to Houston’s diverse and flourishing international community ...  More ... 

Why Is Diversity Important? Many Worlds Mirror Our Identity

"His most important discovery? That there are many worlds. And that each is different. Each is important. And that one must learn about them, because these other worlds, these other cultures, are mirrors in which we can see ourselves, thanks to which we understand ourselves better – for we cannot define our own identity until having confronted that of others, as comparison.

And that is why Herodotus, having made this discovery – the cultures of others are a mirror in which we can examine ourselves in order to understand ourselves better – every morning, tirelessly, again and again, sets out on his journey.”

-- from Travels with Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuściński

Contact Us

Main Office Phone: 832.393.1010

Terence O’Neill
Office of International Communities
City Hall
901 Bagby
Houston, TX  77002
PHONE: 832.393.0855
FAX: 832.393.0844

Benito Juarez
Office of International Communities
Southwest Multi-Service Center
6400 High Star, #131
Houston, TX 77074
PHONE: 713.778.6503
FAX: 713.778.6561

 

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