• Welcome to OCA Chicago

    To advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment; To promote civic participation, education and leadership; To advance coalitions and community building; and To foster cultural heritage.

    Welcome to OCA Chicago
     
  • SAVE THE DATE: Friday June 5th

    WHAT: ADOPT’s Call for Action Town Hall to Improve the Employment Situation for Asians, Immigrants, & Refugees with Disabilities in Greater Chicago
    WHEN: Friday, June 5, 2015
    TIME: 3:30pm to 5:30pm
    WHERE: Mooh Dulce; 2602 W. Fullerton Ave.

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    SAVE THE DATE: Friday June 5th
     
  • PRESS RELEASE: AACC to Host 14th Asian American Festival

    CHICAGO, IL – - Plans are busily underway for the 14th Annual Asian American Festival 2015, presented by the Asian American Coalition of Chicago and proudly hosted this year by Chicago’s Indonesian American Community. In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month during the month of May.  Read More

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    PRESS RELEASE: AACC to Host 14th Asian American Festival
     
  • Job Posting: Work Part Time as an APA Y-Advocate Facilitator

    OCA is seeking qualified facilitators for the APA-Y Advocate program that provides Asian/Pacific Islander American student leaders and activists the opportunity to consider the viewpoints and experiences of APAs.  This program focuses on the development of leadership and awareness of social constructs that are relevant to APA high school students.

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    Job Posting:  Work Part Time as an APA Y-Advocate Facilitator
     
  • The Fall of Saigon: New Faces in Asian Pacific America

    Dear Advocate,

    Today we remember the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, as it marks the historical beginning for many Southeast Asian Americans in the United States. Among those brought to America by this event was OCA Civil Rights Fellow Tong Thao, whose experience, while uniquely his own, speaks to the re-occurring stories of many of those coming to America’s shores.  Click Here

    The Fall of Saigon: New Faces in Asian Pacific America
     
  • Call for Research Volunteers

    Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is looking for undergraduate or graduate students who are interested in research opportunities related to Asian American and Pacific Islander civic engagement and political participation.  Click Here for More Information

    Call for Research Volunteers
     
  • Applications Open for OCA 2015 Spring Internship

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national membership-driven organization dedicated to advancing the political, social, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), opens applications for its 2015 Spring Internship Program. As OCA continues to…READ MORE

    Applications Open for OCA 2015 Spring Internship
     

Founded in 1973 as the Organization of Chinese Americans, OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the socialpolitical, and economic well-being of all Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. OCA embraces the hopes and aspiration of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. Based in Washington D.C., OCA National is an effective vantage point for monitoring legislation and policy issues affecting Asian Pacific Americans. OCA takes no collective position on the policies of any foreign country, but focuses only on the welfare and civil rights of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. Today, OCA National is fully staffed and it is the only National Asian American organization that has its own National center.

OCA Mission

  1. To advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment;
  2. To promote civic participation, education and leadership;
  3. To advance coalitions and community building; and
  4. To foster cultural heritage.