Our America: Asian Voices | List of resources

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Here are the local and national organizations that are working to support Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in our community:


Advocacy, Community Organizing, and Research

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) Chicago

Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment

1332 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago

4753 N. Broadway, Suite 502, Chicago, IL 60640

Asian Health Coalition

180 W. Washington St., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60602

Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community

2141 South Tan Ct, Chicago, IL 60616

Council on American-Islamic Relations

17 N. State St. Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60602

Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO)

HANA Center

4300 N California Ave. Chicago, IL 60618

Invisible to Invincible: Asian & Pacific Islander Pride of Chicago

Japanese American Citizens League - Chicago

5415 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640

KAtCH - Korean Adoptees of Chicago

Korean American Resource & Cultural Center

6146 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60659

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum - Chicago Chapter

OCA - Greater Chicago Chapter

South Asian American Policy & Research Institute (SAAPRI)

Trikone Chicago

UIC Asian American Resource & Cultural Center

Arts and Culture

Asian American Coalition of Chicago

Chinese-American Museum - Chicago

238 W. 23rd St., Chicago, IL 60616

CIRCA Pintig

2429 W. Jarvis, Chicago, IL 60645

Foundation for Asian American Independent Media

Silk Road Rising

Crain Communications Building 150 N Michigan Ave, Ste 1970 Chicago, IL 60601

Stir-Friday Night!

UIC Asian American Resource & Cultural Center:

Chambers of Commerce

Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce

2169B S. China Pl., Chicago, IL 60616

West Ridge Chamber of Commerce

2720 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, IL 60645

Events and News

Ascene Chicago

Human Services

Apna Ghar

4753 N. Broadway, Suite 623, Chicago, IL 60640

Asian Human Services

4753 N. Broadway, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60640

Cambodian Association of Illinois

2831 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL 60625

Chinese American Service League

2141 S. Tan Court, Chicago, IL 60616

Chinese Mutual Aid Association

1016 W. Argyle St., Chicago, IL 60640

The Hamdard Center

1542 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, IL 60660

Hanul Family Alliance

5008 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL 60625

Indo-American Center

6328 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL 60659

Japanese American Service Committee

4427 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640

KAN-WIN (formerly: Korean American Women In Need)

Address of Chicago Office is Confidential

Korean American Community Services

4300 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL 60618

Korean American Resource & Cultural Center

6146 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60659

Muslim Women Resource Center

6445 North Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60645

Project: VISION

2301 S. Archer Ave. Unit #3 , Chicago, IL

Pui Tak Center

2216 S. Wentworth Ave., Chicago, IL 60616

Vietnamese Association of Illinois

5110 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago, IL 60640

Professional Associations

Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area

Asian American Journalists Association - Chicago Chapter

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy - Chicago Chapter

Korean American Coalition - Chicago

National Association of Asian American Professionals - Chicago

Network of Indian American Professionals - Chicago

TAP-Chicago: Chicago Taiwanese American Professionals


Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Asian Americans have been part of the American story since its earliest days, and are now the U.S.'s fastest-growing racial group with the potential and power to shape our nation and the policies that affect us. Our mission is to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.

Stop AAPI Hate

Report anti-Asian hate incidents, including violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. The Stop AAPI Hate reporting center was launched March 19, 2020, in response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Founded by Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) and San Francisco State University's Asian American Studies Department, the center recognizes that in order to effectively address anti-Asian racism, we must work to end all forms of racism toward Black, Indigenous and other communities of color.

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA)

NAAPIMHA promotes the mental health and well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Racial trauma is real and can be emotionally paralyzing. It can result in fear, depression, anxiety, hopelessness, humiliation, sleeplessness and high levels of stress. NAAPIMHA offers a database of service providers in all 50 states for mental health and behavioral health services for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

Center for Asian American Media

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. Its popular film festival, CAAMFest, offers live virtual film screenings and on-demand screenings. CAAM empowers filmmakers to achieve their full potential by providing training, funding distribution and access to professional networks.

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP)

AAPIP is a national membership organization dedicated to expanding and mobilizing philanthropic and community resources for underserved AAPI communities to build a more just and equitable society. With 11 regional chapters around the country, AAPIP's programs are designed to engage AAPI communities and philanthropy to address unmet needs. The organization believes that democracy thrives when we leverage individual action for collective good; lasting change is achieved by strengthening and empower those who are most impacted; and philanthropy is most effective when it is equitable and inclusive.