MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

(Executive Committee Co-chair)

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC’s mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all. AAJC envisions a fair and equitable society for all that ensures civil and human rights for Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other communities.

Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA)

AAPA strives to advance the mental health and well-being of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy.

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)

(Executive Committee Member)

AAPCHO is a national association of community health organizations serving Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders. AAPCHO is dedicated to promoting advocacy, collaboration, and leadership that improves the health status and access of these medically underserved communities.

Asian American Pacific Islander Data (AAPI Data)

AAPI Data is a nationally recognized publisher of demographic data and policy research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, with hundreds of news mentions in national and local outlets. Our reputation is built on data and research that is accurate, compelling, and timely. In addition to our news impact, community organizations, government agencies, and decisionmakers regularly reach out to us, to better understand key aspects of AAPI communities.

Asian American Scholars Forum (AASF)

Asian American Scholar Forum (AASF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to educate future generations, build leaders of tomorrow, and advocate for the rights of the many Asian American and immigrant scientists, researchers and scholars who have been subjected to unjust targeting and discrimination.

 

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)

(Executive Committee Co-chair)

Founded in 1992, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO, is the first and only national organization of Asian Pacific American (APA) union members. Since its founding, APALA has played a unique role in addressing the workplace issues of the 660,000 APA union members and as the bridge between the broader labor movement and the APA community. Backed with strong support of the AFL-CIO, APALA has 18 chapters and pre-chapters and a national office in Washington, D.C.

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote)

APIAVote is a national nonpartisan organization that works with partners to mobilize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in electoral and civic participation. APIAVote envisions a world that is inclusive, fair, and collaborative, and where Asian Americans and Pacific Islander communities are self-determined, empowered, and engaged.

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV)

The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence is a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian/Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. We envision a world free of gender-based violence for communities with equal opportunities for all to thrive.

 

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy & Leadership (APPEAL)

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) is a national health justice organization working to achieve health equity for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities. The mission of APPEAL is to champion social justice and achieve parity and empowerment for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders by supporting and mobilizing community-led movements through advocacy and leadership development on critical public health issues.

Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA)

AREAA is dedicated to promoting sustainable homeownership opportunities in Asian American communities by creating a powerful national voice for housing and real estate professionals that serve this dynamic market.
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Act To Change

Act To Change is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to address bullying, including in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

Boat People SOS (BPSOS)

Boat People SOS (BPSOS) seeks to empower individuals, strengthen families, and build communities through direct services, advocacy, community organizing & development, leadership development, grassroots media, research, and international initiatives. From rescuing boat people on the high seas, to protecting workers’ rights, to training refugees with citizenship lessons and life skills to providing Katrina and Ike victims with relief services, BPSOS programs and services have changed countless lives, impacted US and international policies, and fostered a more humane and democratic society.

Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media.

Center for Asian Pacific American Women (CAPAW)

CAPAW is the Premier Organization Developing AAPI Women to be impactful and influential leaders. The Center for Asian Pacific American Women is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to the enhancement and enrichment of leadership skills for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women through education, networking, and mentorship.

Council of Korean Americans (CKA)

The Council of Korean Americans (CKA) is a national nonprofit organization. CKA’s mission is to advance the national voice and influence of the Korean American community through collaboration and leadership development.

Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA)

The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) is dedicated to capacity building and providing support services to agencies and organizations focused primarily on Native communities in Hawaii and the Pacific. The mission of CNHA is to enhance the well-being of Hawaii through the cultural, economic, political and community development of Native Hawaiians.

Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC)

EPIC’s mission is to promote social justice by engaging Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities through culturally relevant advocacy, research, and leadership development. We know there is a need to build a strong and unified advocacy voice for NHPIs; telling our story through data, and developing a pipeline of strong leaders who can be advocates and influencers in, and on behalf of, the community. EPIC is fiscally sponsored by Community Partners.

Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO)

The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) is a network of high-performing, next-generation leaders who advance the Philippines and the Filipino people through their advocacy and expertise in various industries.

 

Hmong National Development (HND)

Hmong National Development, Inc. (HND) is a national, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization. Hmong National Development, INC. (HND) seeks to empower the Hmong community to achieve prosperity and equality through education, research, policy advocacy and leadership development.

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)

The Japanese American Citizens League is a national organization whose mission is to secure and safeguard the civil and human rights of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and all communities who are affected by injustice and bigotry. The leaders and members of the JACL also work to promote and preserve the heritage and legacy of the Japanese American Community.

Laotian American National Alliance (LANA)

The mission of the organization is to mobilize Laotian Americans by promoting social and economic advancement through civic participation and public policy advocacy.

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP)

LEAP’s mission is to achieve full participation and equality for Asian and Pacific Islanders through leadership, empowerment, and policy. Envisioned as a vehicle to develop future leaders, LEAP is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to achieve full participation and equality for Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) through leadership, empowerment, and policy.

National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)

The National Association of Asian American Professionals is a non-profit organization that cultivates and empowers Asian & Pacific Islander leaders through professional development, community service, and networking. In order to achieve our goals, NAAAP offers a diverse range of professional development programs on the local and national level, engages its membership in community service and organizes professional networking events.

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA)

The mission of the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) is to promote the mental health and well being of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. NAAPIMHA strives to raise awareness of the role of mental health in an individual’s health and well-being, especially in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities throughout the country.

 

National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (National ACE)

Our mission is to advocate for AAPI business interests and effect positive change on the issues that advance the aspirations of the AAPI business community. We do this through uplifting dialogue on topics that impact the AAPI business community, fostering the economic development of AAPI neighborhoods, advancing coalitions and building community, and supporting the next generation of AAPI leadership.

 

National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA)

National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA) is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to addressing the alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) populations on the continental U.S., Hawaii, the six Pacific Island jurisdictions and elsewhere. Founded in 1988, NAPAFASA involves service providers, families, and youth in efforts to reach API communities to promote health and social justice and to reduce substance abuse and related problems.

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)

The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging seeks 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, and to empower AAPI seniors and the aging network to meet the increasing challenges facing the AAPI aging community.

National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD)

The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) is the first national advocacy organization dedicated to addressing the housing, community and economic development needs of diverse and growing Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development’s (National CAPACD) mission is to improve the quality of life for low-income Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by promoting economic vitality, civic and political participation, and racial equity.

National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA)

NaFFAA is the largest national affiliation of Filipino American institutions, umbrella organizations and individuals. The primary objectives of NaFFAA are to promote active participation of Filipino Americans in civic and national affairs and in all other aspects of mainstream America, promote awareness of Filipino American contributions to social, economic, cultural and political life in the United States, secure social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment of Filipino Americans through advocacy and legislative and policy initiatives at all levels of government, strengthen community institutions that promote the cultural heritage of Filipino and eliminate prejudices, stereotypes and ignorance of Filipino Americans.

National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)

Founded in 1994, the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium’s (NAKASEC) mission is to organize Korean and Asian Americans to achieve social, economic, and racial justice. NAKASEC’s founding organizing values are: Live Right, Live Strong, Know Your Roots, and Live Together.

National Japanese American Memorial Foundation (NJAMF)

NJAMF works to educate and raise public awareness about the Japanese American experience during WW II through various events, outreach programs and publications. The Japanese American experience is relevant today because it is a reminder of the fragility of the U.S. Constitution and how we must vigilantly guard our constitutional rights.

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance is a federation of LGBTQ Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander organizations. NQAPIA seeks to build the capacity of local LGBT AAPI organizations, invigorate grassroots organizing, develop leadership, and challenge homophobia, racism, and anti-immigrant bias. NQAPIA is an independent non-profit organization.

OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates (OCA)

OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national membership driven organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans, touching tens of thousands of individuals each year through its extensive network of over 100 chapters, affiliates, and partners from around the country. In addition, the organization strives to foster development, leadership, and engagement through its various programs.

Papa Ola Lokahi

To improve the health status and wellbeing of Native Hawaiians and others by advocating for, initiating and maintaining culturally appropriate strategic actions aimed at improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of Native Hawaiians and their ‘ohana (families) and empowering them to determine their own destinies.

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) is a national, nonpartisan, non-profit organization that elevates the voices and perspectives of South Asian individuals and organizations to build a more just and inclusive society in the United States. SAALT is the only national, staffed South Asian organization that advocates around issues affecting South Asian communities through a social justice framework.

South Asian Public Health Association (SAPHA)

SAPHA was established in 1999 to address public health issues impacting South Asians in the United States. They work through interactions among South Asian health professionals and shared resources, focusing on research, education, communication, and advocacy.

Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)

SALDEF is a national Sikh American media, policy, and education organization. SALDEF’s mission is to empower Sikh Americans by building dialogue, deepening understanding, promoting civic and political participation, and upholding social justice and religious freedom for all Americans. We are grounded in our values of optimism (chardi kala), humility (nimrata) and service (seva), inspired by the community (sangat) for the benefit of all (sarbat da bhalla).

Sikh Coalition

Through the community, courtrooms, classrooms, and halls of Congress, we work to protect the constitutional right to practice your faith without fear. We strive to do this with integrity, selflessness, and the belief that our shared work holds a greater purpose.

Stop AAPI Hate

Stop AAPI Hate is a U.S.-based coalition dedicated to ending racism and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAs & PIs). We strive to advance the multiracial movement for equity and justice by building power for our communities, working in solidarity with other communities of color, and advocating for comprehensive solutions that tackle the root causes of race-based hate.

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)

SEARAC is a national organization that advances the interests of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans by empowering communities through advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building to create a socially just and equitable society. SEARAC envisions a socially, politically and economically just society for all communities to enjoy for all generations.

United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance (UTOPIA-WA)

United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance (UTOPIA) is a queer and trans people of color-led, grassroots organization born out of the struggles, challenges, strength, and resilience of the Queer and Trans Pacific Islander (QTPI – “Q-T-pie”) community in South King County.

 

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