MISSION (OCA-National)

OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).


Founded in 1973, OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit, membership-driven organization based in Washington, D.C. with over 100 chapters and affiliates around the country. Touching hundreds of thousand of AAPIs each year, OCA works with its organizational partners, members, chapters, and supporters to empower the next generation of leaders.


Immigration: We fight for comprehensive immigration reform that will improve the family visa system and create a clear pathway to citizenship.

Education: We advocate for a more inclusive and accessible education system for all members of our community.

Fair Treatment: We promote fair treatment and the elimination of discrimination, stereotyping, and hate crimes.

Broadband Access: We support efforts to expand opportunity by increasing broadband access to low-income, immigrant, and elder communities.


 OCA has many local chapters extending the outreach and support of OCA at local communities. Chicago chapter was established in 2012 and has been playing a big role in the community from helping provide scholarships to high school seniors (college grants) to mentoring young professionals including the business community, and supporting the local businesses.  Apart from that, OCA partners with a different organization to help outreach on advocacy programs, run by National.

TO get involved, email us, or keep an eye on the events.