• 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
     
  • 15 Years Later, Language Access Still Matters

    Dear Advocate,

    Fifteen years ago today on August 11, 2000, President Bill Clinton signed Executive Order 13166. This law vastly increased access to government services by requiring that Federal agencies implement translation services to aid the limited English proficient.

    15 Years Later, Language Access Still Matters
     
  • OCA Seeking Candidates for Executive Director

    OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is now seeking candidates for Executive Director.  The Executive Director (ED) develops and implements the policies established by the Executive Council and the National Board.

    OCA Seeking Candidates for Executive Director
     
  • OCA National Convention Charts New Course Forward

    OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates concluded its 42nd Annual National Convention at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco, CA this month. It ran from Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5, 2015 and was an unqualified success in its efforts to engage and expand the knowledge of participants, assist Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) with their professional and personal development, highlight the community and the achievements of prominent AAPIs, and celebrate the legacy and future of OCA.

    OCA National Convention Charts New Course Forward
     
  • OCA Seeking Candidates for Civic Engagement Associate

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates seeks qualified candidates for its Civic Engagement Associate position.

    OCA Seeking Candidates for Civic Engagement Associate
     

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.