Multicultural Family Center (MFC)

A nonprofit organization

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$15,000 Goal

VISION: The Multicultural Family Center (MFC) envisions a welcoming Dubuque built on a foundation of understanding and collaboration across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups committed to producing engaged families and community members. The Center serves as an inviting and safe place for community members, stimulates connections, and provides programs to foster civic engagement and social and economic success. The Multicultural Family Center builds unity out of diversity.

The MFC's primary goal is to be a location for, and model of multicultural learning in Dubuque.

The single best word to describe our programs is always. There's always something different going on. There's always a new way to get involved. There's always another example of building unity out of diversity. To achieve our goals, we host numerous events that showcase Dubuque's diversity, celebrate culturally significant days and provide programming that not only teaches culturally distinct content, but also promotes long-term learning. And all of our programming is free to the public.

We love Dubuque. This is our City and there's nowhere on earth we'd rather be. We especially love the diversity that can be found everywhere you turn. To help build unity out of this diversity, the Multicultural Family Center (MFC) partners with many individuals and organizations to form a solid foundation of understanding and collaboration across racial, ethnic, age and socioeconomic groups. Everything we do points to the ultimate goal: a greater level of inclusivity, engagement and harmony that will give everyone who lives here one more reason to love this city.


"I'm just so blown away how fantastic these wonderful people are. Immediate consideration of proper gendering and kindness about what is expected. So grateful." - Kaiden G.

"So many fun and enriching programs for the whole family!" Kayla P.

"The MFC gave me so many opportunities as a teen. I would just say it is almost the only place teens can come and have fun in a positive environment. I will one day be a Site Supervisor for the MFC." Teiara W.

"The staff and volunteers are AMAZING and you can tell they're passionate about making Dubuque as awesome as it can be. This is a program made up of community leaders, and it shows. The classes, groups, and workshops are excellent and this free resource to the community is highly underutilized. The MFC strives to ensure that this is a welcoming space for all. On a personal level, this space has been consistently welcoming and inclusive for LGBTQ+ community members. My time and energy are limited, and this has been the one space where I have felt called to prioritize throughout the years because I feel that it is crucial to the city."

"The Multicultural Family Center is a gift to the community; a focal point of peace and love amongst the diverse residents and visitors."

"We're inspired by the stand that the MFC is for oneness, inclusivity and community transformation!" -Scott & Julia T.

"The facility is beautiful. Also, the staff is so friendly!" -Alysia T.

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Organization name

Multicultural Family Center (MFC)

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1101 Central Ave.
Dubuque, IA 52001