East Coast Asian American Student Union
The East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire, educate, and empower those interested in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues. Run solely by volunteers, ECAASU’s advocacy work is conducted through outreach to AAPI students organizations across the country and educating individuals on becoming agents of change through the various programs we hold over the course of the year, including an annual conference.
Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue
Founded on April 11, 1992, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue (FIND) stands as a symbol to the ethnic consciousness presently seen on university campuses. With the growing number of Filipino organizations at these institutions, there exists an inherent “desire to know” about one’s culture. Ranging from the personal search and identification to the large scale social awareness, FIND Inc. is an organization that opens the door to communication and collaboration among its members. It offers those interested an opportunity to see what else is out there: a broad perspective to the increasing Filipino presence in America.
Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association
The Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Student Association (ITASA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting college students from across the country to the budding Taiwanese American community. Our goal is to build a national network of people passionate about Taiwan while educating and empowering the next generation of our nation’s leaders in the process. Every year, our organization works with over a hundred student organizations nationwide and plans events from coast to coast. We are fully staffed by current and recent college students, and we pride ourselves on our approachability and professionalism.
Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro)
Comprised of young professionals and students, Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro) is a New York City-based non-profit organization that was established in 2009. Bonded by the common vision of promoting unity within the community, UniPro seeks to educate, collaborate, and stimulate dialogue amongst Pilipino American organizations, programs, and institutions. UniPro also engages in various projects that promote the Pilipino community in American society.
Asian American Justice Center
Founded in 1991, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans, and build and promote a fair and equitable society for all. Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) is one of the nation’s leading experts on issues of importance to the Asian American community including: affirmative action, anti-Asian violence prevention/race relations, census, immigrant rights, immigration, language access, television diversity and voting rights. Our expertise is widely acknowledged: in the media, by the public and lawmakers at the very highest tiers of government.
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Founded in 1974, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.
Asian Law Caucus
Founded in 1972, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus is the nation’s first legal and civil rights organization serving the low-income Asian Pacific American communities. Advancing Justice – ALC focuses on housing rights, immigration and immigrants’ rights, labor and employment issues, student advocacy (ASPIRE), civil rights and hate violence, national security, and criminal justice reform. As a founding affiliate of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the organization also helps to set national policies in affirmative action, voting rights, Census and language rights.
Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is a national non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
Center for Progressive Leadership
The Center for Progressive Leadership (CPL) is a national civic training institute that develops diverse leaders who can effectively advance progressive political and policy change. The Center for Progressive Leadership has trained over 6,000 leaders through intensive, nonpartisan leadership programs primarily in our state offices (currently Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, and Wisconsin).
Conference of Minority Transportation Officials
The mission of COMTO is to ensure a level playing field and maximum participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, businesses and communities of color through advocacy, information sharing, training, education and professional development.
Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership
The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is a charitable and educational organization dedicated to building leadership and public policy knowledge within the Asian Pacific American community. Its mission is to promote APA interests and success in public service careers, to provide information and education on policy issues affecting the APA community, and to serve the APA community at large.
The Formosa Foundation dedicates itself to the advancement of human rights, democracy, and the right to self-determination of Taiwan. It is our commitment to foster better understanding and exchange of ideas between the United States and Taiwan through sustained educational and advocacy efforts. Our Foundation, a non-profit entity based in Los Angeles, California, promotes and supports the Taiwanese people’s right to self-determination in keeping with our belief that all people have a fundamental right to be free.
Humanity in Action
Humanity in Action is an international non-profit that aims to instill the values of human dignity and moral responsibility for the protection of the rights of minorities in a new generation of social, cultural and political leaders by:
- Engaging student leaders in histories of resistance to institutionalized violations of minority rights in democratic countries;
- Promoting the growth and development of young professionals dedicated to protecting human dignity and the rights of minorities;
- Building a multi-national, intergenerational network of present and emerging leaders in diverse professional fields who share these commitments.
Japanese American Citizens League
Founded in 1929, the JACL is the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States. The JACL monitors and responds to issues that enhance or threaten the civil and human rights of all Americans and implements strategies to effect positive social change, particularly to the Asian Pacific American community.
Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics
Since its founding in 1982, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) has been intent on “growing leaders” within Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities across the world. When LEAP opened its doors 31 years ago, it had a simple yet powerful idea: that in order for API communities to realize their full potential and to foster robust participation in this increasingly globalized world, these communities would have to begin producing leaders who could advocate and speak on their behalf.
Organization of Chinese Americans
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.