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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Web Resources

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

This is a sampling of the many organizations that serve the Asian Pacific American community in Greater Washington. To add your organization to this list Click Here.

 

Advocacy and Associations

American Coalition for Filipino Veterans

Since 1995, the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans has worked to restore full U.S. government recognition and to win equitable VA benefits for Filipino veterans.

The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region.

Asia Society

Asia Society is dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context.

Asia Women's Self Help Association

Asia Women's Self Help Association is a nonprofit women's organization committed to ending all forms of violence against women and enhancing the status of South Asian women living in the DC area.

The Asian American Center of Frederick

The Asian American Center of Frederick is a minority-led nonprofit organization located in Frederick, MD, with a mission to enhance services, empower community and enrich the culture of community.

Asian American Government Executives Network

The mission of Asian American Government Executives Network is to promote, expand and support Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leadership in government.

Asian American Journalists

Asian American Journalists Association supports Asian, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in journalism and encourages newsroom diversity.

Asian American Justice Center

Founded in 1991, the Asian American Justice Center works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans, and build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.

Asian and Pacific Islander Health Forum

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.

Asian and Pacific Islander Senior Center

Asian and Pacific Islander Senior Center is an elderly care center focused on providing care to Asian and Pacific Islanders.  It is associated with New LifeStyles,  "The Source for Seniors", which provides comprehensive, quality information on senior residences and care options.

Asian Community Service Center

Asian Community Service Center (ACSC)'s objectives are to enhance cultural exchange and mutual understanding between East and West and to serve as a link between Asian American and mainstream American communities in the Greater Washington DC.

Asian Liaison Unit

The Asian Liaison Unit (ALU) is a team of dedicated officers that focus on the public safety needs of the Asian community.  They facilitate translation services to patrol officers, various investigative units, and the community.  Their primary focus is to perform outreach and patrol functions to the community and to respond to all citizen's needs.

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance

Founded in 1992, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) is a national organization of Asian Pacific American union members that advances worker, immigrant and civil rights.

Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center

The Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) is the legal advocate for justice for the Asian American community of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

Asian Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project

Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) provides services to all A/PI survivors of domestic violence in the DC area and educates the larger community about the problem of domestic violence.

Asian Pacific Islander Queer Sisters

Asian Pacific Islander Queer Sisters (APIQSDC) is an organization for queer API sisters in the Washington DC metropolitan area, focusing on education, community, and sisterhood.

Asian Women In Business

Founded in 1995, Asian Women In Business (AWIB) is a nonprofit organization with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs.

Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches

Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M)’s mission is to improve the health and welfare of all people by providing education and assistance while facilitating prompt access to potential marrow and blood cell donors.

The Bindi Project

The Bindi Project was founded to improve the lives of women and girls in India by reversing the injustice and immorality of gender-based violence, discrimination and exploitation.

Boat People SOS

Boat People SOS (BPSOS) is a national Vietnamese American community organization with the mission to empower, organize, and equip Vietnamese individuals and communities in their pursuit of liberty and dignity.

The Cambodian-American Heritage, Inc.

Cambodian-American Heritage, Inc. (CAHI) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1980 to preserve Cambodian arts and culture in the United States.

Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment

Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan community-based organization that advances the political empowerment of the Asian Pacific Islander American community through voter registration and education, community outreach and leadership development.

The Center for Asian Pacific American Women

The Center for Asian Pacific American Women (The Center) is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to the enhancement and enrichment of leadership skills for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AA/PI) women through education, networking and mentoring.

Chinatown Revitalization Council

CRC is comprised of a group of members dedicated to perserving Chinatown in D.C.  Their website offers news and updates on anything related to Chinatown and includes a classified section and blog.

Chinatown Service Center of the Chinese Community Church

Chinatown Service Center of the Chinese Community Church provides social and human services, english classes, citizenship classes and workshops on healthy living to asian immigrants.

Chinese American Cooperation Fund

The Chinese American Foundation of the United States aims to enhance friendly exchanges between generations of American and Chinese people, support China’s development, defend Chinese American interests, promote traditional Chinese culture and contribute to the progress and prosperity of American society.

Chinese Culture and Community Service Center

The Chinese Culture and Community Service Center (CCACC) is a vibrant organization serving, strengthening and celebrating Chinese American community.

Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans of Virginia

The Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans of Virginia (CAPAVA), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, seeks to advance the cause of Asian Pacific Americans in the Commonwealth of Virginia by participating actively and fully as civic-minded citizens engaged in the areas of education, culture and civil liberties.  CAPAVA is a non-profit, non-partisan pan-Asian statewide organization founded to advocate the policies and issues of Virginia’s Asian & Pacific American communities. This voluntary organization is comprised of Virginians from every APA community in the state. CAPAVA provides APA communities with information on state and local programs, policies that affect APA communities, and promotes access to Commonwealth and local government. CAPAVA also holds educational and program service forums to help APA communities understand their rights and increase their opportunity to participate in the commonwealth’s economy and mainstream community.

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.

Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and members who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

Council of Korean Americans

The Council of Korean Americans is a global network of Korean Americans dedicated to advancing issues of national importance for our community.

Asia Institute-Crane House

Asia Institute-Crane House is a community resource that promotes understanding of Asian cultures and heritage through education, outreach and the arts.

DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs

The Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs' mission is to ensure that the full range of health, education, employment, social services and business information, programs and services are accessible to the District’s API community.

Federal Asian Pacific American Council

The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) is an organization that promotes equal opportunity and cultural diversity for Asian Pacific Americans within the Federal and District of Columbia governments.

Guam Society Of America

The Mission of the Guam Society of America, Inc. is to promote the culture and traditions of Guam, the native language of the indigenous people of Guam (Chamorro), and the welfare of Guam and the Guamanian people.

Hmong National Development, Inc

HND is an organization which seeks to empower the Hmong community to achieve prosperity and equality through education, research, policy advocacy and leadership development. HND’s vision is to create a united, thriving Hmong community here in the U.S.

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office maintains close working relations with the U.S. Congress and the Administration, including the Department of State, Department of Commerce, Department of Treasury, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Department of Justice.

International Leadership Foundation

The International Leadership Foundation (ILF) is a non-profit organization that promotes the civic awareness, public service, and economic effectiveness of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. Our mission is to develop young leaders in the United States, Asia, and Pacific Rim countries in the fields of public service, entrepreneurship, and international business and politics through a network of business and community leaders.

The Japan-America Society of Washington DC

The Japan-America Society of Washington DC is a nonpartisan educational and cultural organization for individuals and corporations with an interest in Japan and US-Japan relations.

Japanese American Citizen League

The Japanese American Citizens League is a national organization whose ongoing mission is to secure and maintain the civil rights of Japanese Americans and all others who are victimized by injustice and bigotry.

Korean American Association of Virginia

KAAV is As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which seeks to advocate for the rights of Korean Americans and to help promote the well-being and prosperity of the Korean American community.

Korean American Bar Association of Washington

The mission of the Korean American Bar Association of Washington (KABA) is to provide professional development, networking and mentorship opportunities to its members and serve the community as a resource by hosting professional, educational, and community events.

Korean American Grocers Association of Washington

The Korean-American Grocer’s Association of Washington KAGRO) is a non-profit mutual benefit association founded in 1985 to serve the interests of Korean-American grocery business owners, and the communities they serve in the Washington State.

Korean American Historical Society

Founded in 1985, Korean American Historical Society (KAHS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the collective memory of Korean Americans through collecting, maintaining, and transmitting the heritage and achievements of Koreans living in the United States and abroad.

Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington

The Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington's mission is to assist and empower Asian Americans and new immigrants to become well-adjusted and fully contributing members of the United States through social services, education, advocacy, and development of resources.

Korean Focus

Korean Focus Korean Focus Metro DC offers information and support to families and individuals living the Korean adoption experience: adoptive families with Korean children, adopted Korean Americans and Korean Americans with connections to adoption.

Korea-US Science Cooperation Center

The Korea-U.S. Science Cooperation Center (KUSCO) was established to accomplish two major missions: to enhance cooperative efforts in science and technology between Korea and the U.S. and to support Korean-American scientists & engineers in the United States.

Lao American Women Association

Lao American Women Association (LAWA) was established by Lao-born American women to empower Lao American Women, preserve and promote Lao culture and promote higher education.

Laotian American National Alliance, Inc.

The mission of the Laotian American National Alliance, Inc. (LANA) is to advance the social and economic well-being of Laotian Americans in the United States through civic participation and public policy advocacy.

League of Korean Americans

The League of Korean Americans is an organization comprised of Korean American citizens which seeks to encourage citizens to participate in voting and to help with citizenship applications.

Maryland Governor's Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

The Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs is charged with engaging the Asian Pacific American community in partnership with State government to promote their social, cultural, and business interests.

Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association

The Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association (MVMA) is a private, nonprofit organization of concerned Vietnamese Americans residing in Maryland.

Muslim Public Affairs Council

The Muslim Public Affairs Council is a public service agency working for the civil rights of American Muslims, for the integration of Islam into American pluralism, and for a positive, constructive relationship between American Muslims and their representatives.

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American (APA) attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students, providing a national network for its members and affiliates.

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum is dedicated to building a movement to advance social justice and human rights for API women and girls.

The National Association of Asian American Professionals-Washington DC

The National Association of Asian American Professionals-Washington D.C. is a nonprofit professional organization that promotes the career advancement and leadership development of Asian American professionals in all fields.

National Association of Korean Americans

National Association of Korean Americans was founded in 1994 as a nonprofit, civil and human rights organization of concerned Korean Americans.

National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development

The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development's mission is to be a powerful voice for the unique community development needs of AAPI communities and to strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations to create neighborhoods of hope and opportunity.

National Congress of Vietnamese Americans

The National Congress of Vietnamese Americans works to advance the cause of Vietnamese Americans in a plural but united America by participating actively and fully as civic minded citizens engaged in the areas of education, culture and civil liberties.

National Council Of Philippine American Canadian Accountants

The National Council of Philippine American Canadian Accountants (NCPACA) is a professional organization represented by accounting professional organizations from various major cities of USA and Canada whose memberships are mostly Filipino, American and Canadian accountants.

National Federation of Filipino American Associations

The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is a private, nonprofit, non-partisan organization established in 1997 to promote the active participation of Filipino Americans in civic and national affairs.

National Federation of Indian-American Association

NFIA promotes and fosters goodwill between the people of the United States & the people of India. It cultivates and encourages unity among all Indian-American organizations, represents the interests of the Indian-American community, and provides, directs, develops and  secures means from among the member associations and other resources for educational and humanitarian causes for needy, disadvantaged and deserving groups and individuals.

National Korean American Service and Education Consortium

The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) is a grassroots organization founded in 1994 by local community centers to project a progressive voice and promote the full participation of Korean and Asian Americans within the social justice movement.

Network of South Asian Professionals

Network of South Asian Professionals is a well-established chapter of a national organization focused on serving as the unequivocal voice for the South Asian Diaspora by developing and engaging a cohesive network of professionals to benefit the community.

Newcomer Community Service Center

The Newcomer Community Service Center (NCSC) is a minority-based nonprofit organization that helps refugees and immigrants from all countries achieve self-sufficiency and become participating members of American society.

North America Taiwanese Women's Association II

The North America Taiwanese Women’s Association is a network of 1.5- and 2nd-generation Taiwanese American and Canadian women that serves to cultivate and promote their talents, while preserving Taiwanese culture and promoting Taiwanese American and Canadian identity.

The North American Taiwanese Medical Association

The North American Taiwanese Medical Association promotes the cultural and educational exchange of Taiwanese American medical and dental professionals.

OCA- Greater Washington DC Chapter

OCA-DC, a chapter of OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates, is dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APA). Their goals are to advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment;  promote civic participation, education, and leadership;  advance coalitions and community building; and to foster cultural heritage.

Organization of Chinese American Women

The Organization of Chinese American Women (OCAW) advances and advocates for the needs and concerns of Chinese and other Asian Pacific American women by helping to improve their educational, economic, social, and political opportunities, and by recognizing their excellence, leadership, and contributions to the quality of life.

Organization of Chinese Americans

The Organization of Chinese Americans-DC (OCA-DC) is an inclusive community of Chinese and Asian Americans, both immigrant and native born, who care about the long-term collective well-being of Asian Americans in this country.

Philippine American Chamber of Commerce

The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce-DC is a membership organization that promotes entrepreneurship in the Filipino American community and contributes to business development initiatives and special events throughout Greater Metropolitan Washington.

Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund

SALDEF's  mission is to empower Sikh Americans by building dialogue, deepening understanding, promoting civic and political participation, and upholding social justice and religious freedom for all Americans.

South Asian Americans Leading Together

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that elevates the voices and perspectives of South Asian individuals and organizations to build a more just and inclusive society in the United States.

South Asian American Voting Youth

SAAVY is a group of South Asian Americans whose goal is to urge other South Asian Americans to be involved in the voting process and promote interest in political matters in general. 

Taiwanese American Professionals, Washington DC

Taiwanese American Professionals – DC enhances the Taiwanese-American community by networking individuals interested in professional and career development, while emphasizing the preservation of Taiwanese American identity.

Taiwanese Association of America

The Taiwanese Association of America exists to promote the best interests and welfare of the Taiwanese community; celebrate cultural and ethnic heritages; and to promote fellowship, harmony and support between and among the citizens of the community.

TaiwaneseAmerican.org

TaiwaneseAmerican.org is a web portal site with a mission to connect, inform and promote the people, events and organizations that represent the next generation of the Taiwanese American community.

United States-Indonesia Society

The mission of the United States-Indonesia Society is to expand mutual understanding in the areas of politics, economics, history, culture, and to strengthen the bilateral relationship.

US India Political Action Committee

USINPAC's mission is to impact policy on issues of concern to the Indian American community in the U.S.  USINPAC provides bipartisan support to candidates for federal, state and local office who support the issues that are important to the Indian American community.

US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation

The mission of the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) is to be the gateway to corporate and government contracts; Asian American (includes East, South and Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander) suppliers; and information about Asian Americans and the Asia and Indian Subcontinent markets.

Vietnamese American Bar Association of Greater Washington DC Area

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, DC Area, Inc. (VABA-DC) exists to promote the professional growth and advancement of Vietnamese American attorneys and potential attorneys, serve as a voice for the local Vietnamese American community and assist community members with legal concerns.

Vietnamese-American Community Service Center

The Vietnamese American Community Service Center was created to assist Vietnamese-Americans in the Greater Washington Area integrate into American Society without sacrificing their cultural heritage and identity, and to promote friendship and understanding between the Vietnamese and the American communities at large.

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders works to improve the quality of life and opportunities for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by facilitating increased access to and participation in federal programs where they remain underserved.

 

Health

Allies Building Community Inc.

Allies Building Communities organizes meet-ups which engage in stimulating networking and educational conversations with people interested in building community spirit, personal growth, meeting neighbors, meeting Asian American professionals, talking about the future of Chinatown, self-empowerment, nonprofits, fundraising, social enterprises, and/or race relations.

Asian and Pacific Islander Health Forum

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.

Counselors Helping (South) Asians / Indians

Counselors Helping (South) Asians / Indians (CHAI) takes a holistic approach to providing proactive, culturally competent information and referrals on mental health and wellness to the South Asian population.

DC Metro Asian Pacific American Marrow Network

The D.C. Metropolitan Asian Pacific American Marrow Network is a 501C(3)  non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness in the local Asian American community of the need for more people of Asian American ancestry to register with the National Marrow Donor Program as  potential donors, and to increasing awareness and providing comprehensive education about the need for marrow donation and the marrow donation process. The Network strives to encourage local Asian Pacific Americans to give the gift of life through outreach activities, community education, donor drives, development of partnerships with other organizations and support Asian Patient assistance Programs.

Family Counseling Center of Greater Washington

The Family Counseling Center of Greater Washington is a non-profit organization that provides counseling services to the Asian-American community in the Washington DC area.

Foundation for Appropriate and Immediate Temporary Help

FAITH is a grassroots organization that is committed to empowering all members of the community.  FAITH’s mission is to provide humanitarian aid to needy individuals and families living in the Northern Virginia area.

Muslimat Al-Nisaa

Inge Benevolent Ministries dba Muslimat Al Nisaa Shelter was created to assist homeless, Muslim females between the ages of 18 and 64. The strength of the organization is that its members are active contributors in community projects, programs, and meetings relevant to the establishment.  The goal of the organization is the improvement and enhancement of positive growth and development for current and future Muslim generations.

 

News Outlets and Media

Asian American Press

Asian American Press seeks to provide quality, weekly news and information to promote diversity and unity among Asians, the general population in Minnesota, and the greater Midwest. Asian American Press covers a variety of topics, including national news.

Asian Fortune

Asian Fortune is an English newspaper designed to serve the pan Asian American Community. It is available in the Greater Washington Area.

Khalistan Affairs Center

KAC is an online, Punjab based Sikh news network founded in 2006 which reports on Sikh based news happening around the world.  Their goal is to provide relevant news stories quickly and with as much detail as possible.

The New York Times-Times Topics: Asian Americans

Times Topics: Asian Americans provides news about Asian-Americans, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.

 

Arts and Culture

Advancement and Promotion of Charitable Activities

APCA is dedicated to promoting excellence in Indian classical music, dance and theater, among other charitable activities. By sponsoring and underwriting cultural events, APCA is able to be proactive in sharing Indian art and music with a broad American audience, including the Indo-American community in the greater Washington metropolitan area.

The Asian American Writers' Workshop

The Asian American Writers' Workshop is a national not-for-profit arts organization devoted to the creating, publishing, developing and disseminating of creative writing by Asian Americans.

Asia Heritage Foundation

Asia Heritage Foundation (AHF) is an established cultural organization aiming to share, celebrate, and promote the diversity of Asian heritage and culture through the arts, traditions, education, cuisine, and way of life represented in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.

Bengali Community of Greater Washington

Sanskriti Inc. is a non-profit, religious, literary, social, cultural, educational, charitable organization in the Washington Metro area including Virginia and Maryland. Missions: Promote Indian culture and organizes Indian cultural, social and religious events.  Support charitable causes all over the world.  Support Youth member activities.  Foster friendship and understanding between and amongst the people of Indian origin and American origin

Chinatown Community Cultural Center

The Chinatown Community Cultural Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, located in the thriving Chinatown neighborhood of Downtown Washington, DC.  The mission of CCCC is to preserve and promote Chinatown’s cultural identity while simultaneously focusing on educating and empowering immigrants in Chinatown and the Washington, D.C. area.  The mission of CCCC is two-fold because the comprar cialis success of Chinatown in Washington, D.C. as a cultural destination and the only ethnic neighborhood is intrinsically connected to and dependent upon a strong community and social structure of people who live and work in this area.

Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company Dance

Choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess launched DTSB&Co as a nonprofit modern dance company in 1992 with the mission to create, present and tour dance works with a unique Asian American aesthetic.

DC Asian Pacific American Film, Inc. » Blog

The mission of the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival is to bring attention to the creative output from Asian Pacific American (APA) communities and encourage the artistic development of APA films in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan region.

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

As Smithsonian museums, the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery hold in trust the nation’s extraordinary collections of Asian art and of American art of the late nineteenth-century aesthetic movement. Their mission is to encourage enjoyment and understanding of the arts of Asia and the cultures that produced them.

Hālau O ‘Aulani

Hālau O ‘Aulani exists to teach and perpetuate the cultures, traditions and values of the People of Hawai’i through dances, languages, arts, music, history and customs.

Kalanidhi Dance

Kuchipudi Kalanidhi is dedicated to raising the profile of Indian Classical dance in the United States by presenting professional and outstanding quality dance productions and training the next generation of Indian Classical dancers to the highest standards.

Nen Daiko

The mission of Nen Daiko is to expose the Washington DC metropolitan area to the cultural and musical aspects of kumi-daiko, continuously improve the group’s technical and artistic caliber, and enhance personal fulfillment through participation.

Nootana

The vision of Nootana is to explore and perform Indian classical dance and music by preserving the historical roots, facilitating innovation, and reviving the profile of Indian classical music and dance as a combined art form.

Onoe Ryu Dance Enterprises

Onoe Ryu Dance Enterprises teaches and performs Nihon Buyo, or Japanese classical dance, by way of the Onoe dance style based in Japan.

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program provides vision, leadership, and support for Asian and Pacific Islander American initiatives for the Smithsonian Institution.

Pakistan American Business Association

The Pakistan American Business Association (PABA) is a global, member-based, not-for-profit business organization serving as an economic bridge between the United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. PABA’s mission is to create economic prosperity for both the United States and Pakistan through collaboration and partnership.  Founded in 1986, by Mr. M. Siddique Sheikh in Washington, D.C., PABA has provided leadership training, community service, business networking, and hosted  business conventions and trade shows.

Pakistani American Association of Greater Washington

The goals of the Pakistani American Association of Greater Washington include to promote goodwill, understanding and fellowship among the Pakistani-Americans and community at large.  Coordinate efforts to represent the Pakistani-American community's perspective on various issues.  Organize ethnic, cultural and social events to promote art, music, literature and other cultural aspects of Pakistani-american life.  Organize trade shows, food festivals and antique shows and create a network to locate business opportunities for community members. Educate the community on political, social and economic issues and raise awareness of their rights and responsibilities

Sikh Foundation of Virginia

The Sikh Foundation of Virginia (SFV) is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, and educational purposes. The objectives of SFV include:
Propagating the teachings of Sikh Gurus and Guru Granth Sahib.
Promoting religious, educational, social, and cultural aspects of Sikhism.
Holding congregations regularly and to partake in celebrating Gurpurbs and other specific occasions related to the teachings of Sikh Gurus and Guru Granth Sahib in a benefiting manner.
Coordinating activities with other Sikh Institutions.

Somapa Thai Dance Company

Somapa Thai Dance Company's mission is to preserve and promote Thai culture and arts in the United States by giving Thai classical dance performances and providing training in this ancient art form.

The South Asian Performing Arts Network and Institute

The mission of the SAPAN Institute is to provide a leading forum and distinguished network for the global education, collaboration, advancement and celebration of all South Asian performing arts and performing artists.

Sri Lanka Association of Washington DC

The mission of the Sri Lanka Association of Washington D.C., is to provide a forum for its members to promote social, cultural, educational, recreational and philosophical activities, and to support charitable and other non-political endeavors to benefit Sri Lankans and friends of Sri Lanka living in the United States of America

Vietnamese American Buddhist Association- Ky Vien Tu

The association was incorporated in 1975 and has operated as a Buddhist Association since. Monthly and special religious commemorative meeting are held.

 

Educational Resources and Scholarships

Asian American LEAD

Asian American LEAD’s mission is to promote the well-being of Asian American youth through education, leadership, and community building.

Asian Nation

Asian Nation's mission is to educate those who would like to learn more about the Asian American population, provide general and specific information about different topics and issues that affect the Asian American community, and identify other sources of information related to Asian Americans.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) provides college scholarships to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (AAPI) with financial need so that they may have increased access to higher education which serves as the foundation for their future success and contributions to a stronger America.

Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) grants fellowships to law students and engages in other educational activities related to the legal profession and the Asian Pacific American community.

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies

The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is a national non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.

Bangladesh Association of America Inc.

Bangladesh Association of America, Inc.® (BAAI), established in 1972, is a non-profit, non-political and non-discriminatory IRS 501c(3) tax-exempt organization registered in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland.  The organization promotes unity and awareness of issues facing Bangladeshis both in the U.S. and in Bangladesh.  Members are mostly expatriate Bangladeshis living in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

Bangladesh Center for Community Development

BCCDI is a corporation registered under the State of Virginia State Corporation Commission and enlisted with the Arlington County Government of Virginia is a IRS approved non-profit (501(c)(3) organization working on community development and capacity building among Bangladeshi American’s in particular and for the citizens of Arlington County and Greater Washington.

Library of Congress's Asian Pacific Heritage Month Web Portal

Library of Congress's Asian Pacific Heritage Month Web Portal contains information about related exhibits, audio and video presentations, and resources for teachers.

Metro Washington Bangla School

Bangladesh Center for Community Development Inc. (BCCDI) is a  non-profit (501(c)(3) organization registered under the State of Virginia State Corporation Commission and enlisted with the Arlington County Government of Virginia.  BCCDI focuses on community development and capacity building among Bangladeshi American’s in particular and for the citizens of Arlington County and Greater Washington.

PBS - "Ancestors in the Americas"

The PBS web-companion to series "Ancestors in the Americas," this webpage contains classroom guides, a list of Asian-American History websites and a timeline.

Muslim American Society

Established in 1993 as a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization, the Muslim American Society (MAS) is a dynamic charitable, religious, social, cultural, and educational, organization. MAS offers unique programs and services that seek to better the individual and in turn, the greater society by imparting Islamic knowledge, promoting community service, engaging in political activism, and much more.

Tawainese Youth Arts Foundation

The Taiwanese Youth Arts Foundation, Inc. (TYAF), established in 1982, is an IRS recognized non-profit organization.  The TYAF is the major funding resource for the Washington DC Taiwanese School (WDCTS). WDCTS is a heritage school and offers Mandarin and Taiwanese classes for students from pre-school to 12 grades. WDCTS also offers Japanese classes for adults and several extra-curricular activities such as Chess, Erhu, Violin, Art, Chinese Yoyo, Tennis, Aerobic Dance, and Tai-Chi.

Vietnam-Culture.com

Vietnam-Culture.com is a website with information on many facets of Vietnamese Culture including myths and legends, business culture, and traditional music.

Washington DC Taiwanese School

WDCTS is a school established in 1983 which teaches Taiwanese languages and preserves Taiwanese cultures. In addition to regular classroom sections, the school also offers the Taiwanese experience to students and friends through folk art demonstrations, cultural performances, Taiwanese children’s play, etc.