This is where the cultures and people meet!

Welcome to the Turkish American Society of Ohio Columbus Branch

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to foster fellowship and promote the understanding of diverse cultures.

Our vision – to create a positive social environment in which to build and strengthen the quality of life in Ohio cities – is at the heart of all our programs. The ultimate goal of the educational and social activities held at TASO offices around the State is to build stronger and safer communities through communication and interaction. Fostering diversity, inclusion, and respect for all the community is one of the goals of TASO.

The association works to strengthen intercultural community and ensure a positive experience for those who are willing to participate in cross cultural activities. TASO also seeks to enrich the experience of the entire community by providing opportunities to engage and educate the community related to diversity.

Working together with a variety of people from different backgrounds, we facilitate and encourage ongoing dialogue on issues of diversity.

TASO (previously known as SEF) has been serving our community on Route 161 northwest Columbus since July 2007. TASO is currently serving the community with a limited capacity. However, we are proud to announce that we have purchased our first location at Route 161 and plan to renovate to serve the community in a very close future with widely extended services. Therefore, your donations and support is of great importance and greatly appreciated.

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About Us

The Turkish American Society of Ohio (TASO) is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 and replaced Scioto Educational Foundation (SEF) in 2010 after a merger. TASO is dedicated to addressing the social and cultural needs of the Turkish American community living in Ohio.

The doors of TASO are open to everyone and we welcome you with a warm smile; please come and enjoy the friendship and hospitality at TASO!


TASO Columbus is committed to:

- Introducing Turkish culture and establish bridges between different cultures.

- Uniting the Turkish-American community

- Meeting cultural and social needs of Turkish-Americans who live in the State of Ohio and suroundings.

- Providing Turkish and American communities rich educational services.

- Establishing dialog among the communities to serve the global peace.

- Creating a welcoming environment for newcomers and helping them to adapt the life in the US.

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