• 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
     
  • An Expansion of APIAVote’s Research Capacity

    In the last 6 years, APIAVote’s collaboration and research on the Asian American and Pacific Islander electorate and voter behavior has drove the narrative we’ve seen in the media as well as discussions from the political parties and candidates. As APIAVote continues to conduct surveys and polling and produce other fact sheets and reports on the AAPI voting behavior and interests, we are now expanding our team.

    An Expansion of APIAVote’s Research Capacity
     
  • Anti-Bullying Poster Contest Announcement

    Asian Pacific American Advocates invite you to submit original artwork for the Friends DO Make A Difference campaign. The intent of the campaign is to raise awareness around bullying issues among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. We encourage you to create a poster that incorporates your experience and understanding of bullying and anti-bullying. If selected, the poster will become the face of the 2015 Friends DO Make A Difference campaign.

    Anti-Bullying Poster Contest Announcement
     
  • OCA Applauds Senate Vote to Not Advance Anti-Immigrant Bill

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national membership-driven organization of community advocates dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), applauds the Senate for preventing the advancement of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act of 2015 (H.R. 240) by a vote of 51-48. H.R. 240 contains provisions that targets President Obama’s executive actions related to immigration.

    OCA Applauds Senate Vote to Not Advance Anti-Immigrant Bill
     
  • SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! New Fellowship Opportunity in February 2015

    APAICS is announcing two fellowships for a start date in February/March 2015.

    The APAICS Fellowship program offers full-time legislative and public policy fellowships in Washington, D.C, providing exceptional graduates and young professionals with an opportunity to work on policy issues as staff members of a congressional office.

    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! New Fellowship Opportunity in February 2015
     
  • APIAVote Is Hiring

    APIAVote is hiring for a candidate who is detailed oriented and has some experience in communications and fundraising.  This is a full time permanent position with a competitive compensation and benefits package.  Application deadline is February 13, 2015 or until filled.  READ MORE

    APIAVote Is Hiring
     
  • 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.