APA News and Resources

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Houston-specific organizations
National organizations

Houston-specific organizations

BP SOS– Houston chapter of a national Vietnamese civic and political activism group

OCA Greater Houston– Houston chapter of OCA – Asian Pacific Advocates, a nationwide APA civil rights organization

Japanese American Citizens League – Houston chapter of JACL, oldest and largest national APA civil rights organization

National organizations

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum– APA healthcare policy and advocacy organization

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund– provides scholarships and financial assistance to APAs attending college

Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote– promotes electoral and civic participation among APAs

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC– national civil rights organization, particular focus on policy issues

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies– promotes APA political participation

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO– national organization of APA union members

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy & Leadership– health equity for APAs

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations– association of community health organizations serving APAs

BP SOS– national Vietnamese civic and political activism group

Center for Asian Pacific American Women– APA women’s personal and professional development group

Hmong National Development, Inc.– policy advocacy organization for the Hmong community

Japanese American Citizens League– oldest and largest APA civil rights organization in the US

Laotian American National Alliance–  Laotian-American advocacy organization

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics– APA leadership development

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association– promotes APA mental health and well being

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association– national association of APA attorneys, judges, law professors, law students

National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse– addresses substance abuse among APA populations

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum– APA women social justice and human rights organization

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging– advocacy and service organization for aging APAs

National Association of Asian American Professionals– promotes APA professional development

National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development– addresses housing, community and economic development needs of APAs

National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians– health advocacy organization

National Federation of Filipino American Associations– promotes participation of Filipino Americans in civic and national affairs

National Japanese American Memorial Foundation– remembrance of Japanese-American patriotism during WWII

National Korean American Service & Education Consortium– civil rights and immigration advocacy organization for Korean Americans

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance– federation of LGBTQ and APA organizations

OCA – Asian Pacific Advocates– APA membership-based civil rights organization with local chapters nationwide

Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund– civil rights organization with a focus on Sikh Americans

South Asian Americans Leading Together– South-Asian advocacy organization

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center– Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese-American advocacy organization


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