Wednesday, September 22

Community & Non-Profit Organizations

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Community and non-profit organizations are formed to untie and unify the Asian or other communities. Such organizations usually have a broad base, with members living in many cities and counties. They excel in civic, business, cultural, political liaison and PR matters. They often have excellent relationships with city governments.

If you like to add your Asian organization, please email your name, logo, and website of your organization to

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U.S. Asian Wire, Inc., is America’s most comprehensive targeted newswire,founded in 2006 by Leslie Yngojo-Bowes. U.S. Asian Wire specializes in distributing news releases and multimedia content reaching Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islander media outlets and organizations. Our comprehensive database enables us to provide an array of distribution and content solutions serving communication specialists in PR, marketing, media and journalism fields.
Explosive growth in Asian communities in the U.S. coincides with, and demands, a proliferation of print and broadcast avenues for news dissemination. The number of media points that cater to Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islander communities is continually increasing, and the nature and scope of their information coverage is ever evolving. Recognizing the market and news delivery potential that these trends represent, U.S. Asian Wire, Inc., seeks to bridge the gap between news availability for Asian audiences and emerging market demands in ethnic as well as mainstream media

Julia Wai-Yin. So, Ph.D. or So García Associates, LLC…raising cultural awareness or
Julia Wai-Yin. So, Ph.D. (Consultant in Diversity & Inclusiveness) promote a better understanding of U.S. Asian and Latino populations through training, coaching, and program evaluation. The following services can be catered to individual needs:
– Cultural Awareness Workshops
– Board Retreat Facilitation
– Keynotes on diversity & leadership
– Culture Coaching on behavioral change
– Evaluation on Diversity Programs & Inclusiveness Initiatives
– Translation services on Spanish and traditional and simplified Chinese
It is an SBA recognized woman-owned & minority-owned small business. It pride on offering services, for decades, to non-profit organizations and government agencies.

Welcome to Asian-Nation, an authoritative, one-stop information resource and sociological exploration of the historical, demographic, political, and cultural issues that make up today’s diverse Asian American community. You can think of Asian-Nation as an online version of “Asian Americans 101.” This site serves as a concise but comprehensive introduction to the Asian American community. Its purposes are to:
* Educate those who would like to learn more about the Asian American population
* Provide general and specific information about different topics and issues that affect the Asian American community
* Identify other sources of information related to Asian Americans

A3M’s mission is to improve the health and welfare of all people by providing education and assistance while facilitating prompt access to potential marrow and blood cell donors.
Goal: A3M’s goal is to serve patients in need of matching marrow donors who could potentially save their lives by coordinating donor recruitment drives to increase and diversify the Be the Match registry.
Donor Recruitment Drives
To help increase the chances of patients being able to find matches in time, A3M conducts over 500 donor recruitment drives each year in the African American, Chinese, Japanese, Hispanic/ Latino, Korean, Pilipino, South Asian, Vietnamese and Multiracial communities. 1 out of every 4 donors joins the Be the Match registry at an A3M donor drive. The drives are held at campuses, churches, temples, community-festivals, annual events, and any other location where people are willing to register as potential marrow donors. Click here to find an upcoming donor drive or call us if you need us to organize one. More than 250 donors have gone on donate their marrow cells to help save a life.

ASIAN, Inc. (AI) (
Asian Inc. is a non-profit technical assistance and research organization that works to strengthen the infrastructure of the Asian American Community and other minorities in Northern California to assist in their physical, economic and social development and eliminate systemic dependencies. To empower a community is to reject dependency as a permanent state and requires the mobilization of not just the individual, but a collective of business, enterprise and social representation to affect change.
For 37 years, Asian Inc. has responded to the emerging needs of the Asian American Community providing opportunities for growth, enrichment, economic success, homeownership and financial counseling. Asian Inc sees no floors or ceilings on the opportunities of the future. By continually expanding opportunities and leveraging resources to Asian Americans and other minorities, we can motivate and affect a new generation of people who never know the term “disadvantaged.”
The core mission of Asian Inc. is the empowerment of the Asian American Community to achieve social equality by reducing dependency to create and expand access to opportunities in the areas of business development, housing and education.
Asian Inc was founded in 1971 by Harold Yee, an advocate for the equality of Asian Americans. Yee was inspired by the Civil Rights Era of the 1960’s and the powerful literary works like “Barons of Labor” and “Driven Out”. Yee believed affirmative action was necessary to create and expand access to opportunities for Asian Americans and other minorities and level the playing field in the public and private sectors.

Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) (
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.
APIAHF’s programs (API Institute on Domestic Violence, Chronic Diseases, Health Through Action, HIV, and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Affairs) work with community leaders, health advocates and providers, and community-based organizations to improve the health and well-being of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. The programs provide guidance to individuals, groups and organizations by providing technical assistance, trainings, and help with organizational development.
APIAHF also works with federal, state and local policymakers and agencies to ensure that the needs of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are addressed in policy matters which affect our communities. APIAHF also provides policy education and advocacy trainings and assistance to community leaders, health advocates and community-based organizations with the goal of creating a unified movement for the health and well-being of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

Asian American Federation (AAF) (
The Asian American Federation is a nonprofit leadership organization that works to advance the civic voice and quality of life of Asian Americans in the New York metropolitan area. Established in 1990, the Federation supports and collaborates with 42 member agencies to strengthen community services, promotes strategic philanthropy within the Asian American community, and conducts research and advocacy concerning critical issues.
Strengthening Community Service Organizations
The Federation augments the ability of its member agencies to address community needs and concerns. Primary forms of capacity-building support include:
* Management and technical assistance, especially in fund raising, financial management, information technology and organizational planning, to help members increase their effectiveness and improve their business practices;
* Access to resources, such as grants, training opportunities, volunteer consultants and donated computer equipment;
* Connections and collaboration opportunities to facilitate peer support; shared arrangements; and inter-agency cooperation on advocacy, fund raising and service planning; and
* Advocacy on policy issues that affect the well-being of Asian Americans and the ability of member agencies to meet community needs.

Asian Pacific American Community Development Data Center (APACDDC) (
The Asian Pacific American Community Development Data Center (APACDDC), a partnership between the National Coalition of Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD) and the UCLA Asian American Studies Center (AASC), was established to serve the census data needs of CAPACD members and other Asian and Pacific Islander community based organizations.
In October 2000, the APACDDC was designated as a Census Information Center (CIC), a cooperative program between the U.S. Census Bureau and 57 national, regional, and local non-profit organizations. The CIC program is designed to increase access to census data for community-based groups with the CICs serving as a clearinghouse of census data, updates and reports. CICs can be found across the nation.

DFW Asian American Citizens Council (DFWAACC) (
The DFWAACC is a non-profit organization whose members are comprised of professionals and leaders from the general Asian community and approximately 60 major Asian American organizations. Its mission is to assist Asian Americans to enter into the mainstream. They are responsible for the encouragement of local governments to recognize Asian Pacific heritage month each year in May. This recognition was legislated by the US Congress and officially proclaimed by the president from the White House each year. Many Mayors in Texas are now also making such proclamations. DFWAACC is the main organizer or partner for various Asian festivals in the DFW area.

Asian Pacific American Community Development Data Center (APACDDC) (
The Asian Pacific American Community Development Data Center (APACDDC), a partnership between the National Coalition of Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD) and the UCLA Asian American Studies Center (AASC), was established to serve the census data needs of CAPACD members and other Asian and Pacific Islander community based organizations.
In October 2000, the APACDDC was designated as a Census Information Center (CIC), a cooperative program between the U.S. Census Bureau and 57 national, regional, and local non-profit organizations. The CIC program is designed to increase access to census data for community-based groups with the CICs serving as a clearinghouse of census data, updates and reports. CICs can be found across the nation.

Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) (
The mission of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.
APALC was founded in 1983 with broad community based support and is now the largest organization in the country focused on meeting the legal needs of one of the nation’s fastest growing populations. APALC serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations each year through direct services, community education, training, and technical assistance.
APALC is a unique organization that merges the work of a traditional legal service provider and a civil rights organization. To achieve its goals of justice and equality, APALC draws on four strategies: direct legal services; impact litigation; policy analysis and advocacy; and leadership development.

Korean American Coalition (KAC) (
The Korean American Coalition (KAC), incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1983, advocates the interests of the Korean American community, which currently ranked 5th largest Asian American Community with over one million people in the United States. As recent immigrants and members of an Asian minority group, Korean Americans face many obstacles in their pursuit of full participation in American society.

The Korea Society (KS) (
The Korea Society is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea. In pursuit of its mission, the Society arranges programs that facilitate discussion, exchanges and research on topics of vital interest to both countries in the areas of public policy, business, education, intercultural relations and the arts. Funding for these programs is derived from contributions, endowments, grants, membership dues and program fees. From its base in New York City, the Society serves audiences across the country through its own outreach efforts and by forging strategic alliances with counterpart organizations in other cities throughout the United States as well as in Korea.

Dallas Japanese Association (DJA) (
Founded in 1983, DJA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of mutual understanding and friendship between Texas and Japan – Friendship through Understanding. The association seeks to fulfill two purposes; cultural enhancement and understanding. Also, the Dallas Japanese Association participates in several endeavors aimed at enhancing Japanese educational and cultural pursuits, enriching their lives.

Boat People SOS (BPSOS) (
Founded in 1980, BPSOS is a national community organization operating at 18 locations across the United States and 4 offices locations in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. BPSOS empowers individuals, strengthens families, and builds communities through direct services, advocacy, media, community development and organizing, and research.

Asian American Contractors Association (AACA) 
This organization welcomes members in construction and related businesses. They help each other with business opportunities, exchange of skills and form teaming partnerships to bid jointly on projects, which otherwise they would not be qualified for, if doing it alone. Workshops are offered for meeting mainstream prime contractors, certification, business, skills training and contracting opportunities. AACA selects one of its members each year to receive an award from the Minority Business Development Agency, US Department of Commerce, during MED Week, which increases its business stature.

Japan-America Society of Dallas/Forth Worth (JASDFW) (
The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth contribute to mutual understanding between the United States and Japan by (1) educating the DFW community about Japan and the U.S.-Japan relationship, (2) providing opportunities for friendship and meaningful interaction between Japanese and Americans, and (3) providing a forum for dialogue between Japanese and American businesses and professionals.

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) (
The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging’s mission is to serve as the nation’s leading advocacy organization committed to the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in their senior years.
Inception since 1979, NAPCA has been leading the specific needs of the aging Asian American and Pacific Islander population were recognized at the federal level. NAPCA has directly served tens of thousands of AAPI seniors who represent the fastest growing segment of the aging population in the country. The AAPI aging community is faced with many unique challenges including cultural and language barriers and access to services and employment opportunities. NAPCA has brought critical issues impacting the APA aging community to the forefront of national debates. Today, NAPCA is recognized as the nation’s leader in helping the AAPI aging community.
NAPCA Goals:
* To advocate on behalf of the AAPI aging community at the local, state, and national levels.
* To educate AAPI seniors and the general public on the unique needs of the APA aging community.
* To empower AAPI seniors and the aging network to meet the increasing challenges facing the
AAPI aging community.

National Congress of Vietnamese Americans (NCVA) (
Founded in 1986, the National Congress of Vietnamese Americans is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community advocacy organization working to advance the cause of Vietnamese Americans in a plural but united America – e pluribus unum – by participating actively and fully as civic minded citizens engaged in the areas of education, culture and civil liberties.
NCVA’s motto is “e pluribus unum” – “from many, one.” Organizational colors is light blue with a flowing field of red with three yellow horizontal bars moving from flushed left to focal point on a map of the United States of America. The yellow represents the color of golden rice grains, and the three red bands represent the three north, central and south regions of Vietnam. Red symbolizes success.
The National Congress of Vietnamese Americans aims to:
* Promote active participation of Vietnamese and Asian Pacific Americans in both civic and national matters and in community engagements.
* Defend human and civil rights secured by law for Vietnamese and Asian Pacific Americans.
* Seek to eliminate prejudices, stereotypes and ignorance against Vietnamese and Asian Pacific
* Promote economic development and self sufficiency for Vietnamese and Asian Pacific Americans.
* Foster youth leadership.
* Promote the cultural heritage of Vietnamese and Asian Pacific Americans.
NCVA has grown to become the major deliberative forum of the Vietnamese American community, a federation of organizations and concerned individuals across the 50 states. It is estimated that over the years, some 200 Vietnamese American organizations have been at one point or another affiliated with NCVA. There are others who chose to stay outside of the organizational structure of NCVA, but who still cooperate with it on issues of common concern.

Organization of Chinese American (OCA) (
Organization of Chinese American is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans. Founded in 1973 and headquarters in Washington, D.C., OCA is engaged in organizing over 80 chapters in different cities and its affiliates are establishing strong, local programs in all parts of the country.

Organization of Chinese American Dallas/Fort Worth (OCA DFW) (
OCA was founded in 1973, is a national non-profit, non-partisan civil rights advocacy organization. OCA is dedicated to securing the rights of Asian Pacific American citizens and permanent residents through legislative and policy initiatives at all levels of government. OCA aims to embrace the hopes and aspirations and to better the lives of Chinese American and Asian Pacific Americans living in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX areas.