SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Asia Society Southern California 
244 S. San Pedro Street, Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: (213) 788-4700
Fax: (213) 788-4701
jkarp@asiasociety.org 
www.asiasociety.org/southern-california 
Asia Society Southern California (ASSC) is the leading non-profit, non-partisan, pan-Asian organization dedicated to strengthening relationships and promoting understanding among the people of Southern California and Asia/Pacific. Asia Society is the leading global and pan-Asian organization working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of the United States and Asia. We seek to increase knowledge and enhance dialogue, encourage creative expression, and generate new ideas across the fields of arts and culture, policy and business, and education. 


Asian Americans Advancing Justice  
1145 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel: (213) 977-7500
contact form
www.advancingjustice-la.org 
Their mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.


Asian American Architects & Engineers Association
646 W.9th Street, Unit 110-175
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tel: (213) 896-9270
Fax: (213) 985-7404
info@aaaesc.org
www.aaaesc.org
The Asian American Architects and Engineers Association (AAa/e) is committed to providing a platform for empowering professionals working in the built environment in personal and professional growth, business development and networking, and leadership in our community.


Asian American Economic Development Enterprises, Inc.
216 W. Garvey Ave., Suite E
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Tel: (626) 572-7021
Fax: (626) 572-6533
Info@aaede.org
www.aaede.org
The mission of the organization is to create business and personal growth for Asian Americans and others through education, employment and enterprise. It provides training in entrepreneurship, small business and personal development, supplies management and technical assistance to new and fledgling business, delivers financial support for growing ventures and enhances other worthy educational and community service activities.


Asian American Professionals Association
13875 Cerritos Corporate Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703
Tel: (909) 762-9136
info@aapamentoring.com  
aapamentoring.com   
AAPA offers a synergistic program by identifying outstanding Asian-American leaders as role models, organizing networking forums, providing executives mentors, and offering mentoring training sessions and workshops. AAPA has been incorporated as a non-profit, educational organization and is offering its 9th annual Mentoring Program which began in July 2007.


Asian Business Association of Orange County
20770 Lake Forest Blvd., #109
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Tel: (949) 222-2291
info@abaoc.org
www.abaoc.org
The Asian Business Association of Orange County was founded in 1992 to accomplish its mission of representing Asian American business owners and creating business opportunities for its members and their diverse communities.


Asian Business Association of San Diego
7675 Dagget Street, # 340
San Diego CA 92111
Tel: (858) 277-2822
Fax: (858) 277-2622
info@abasd.org
www.abasd.org
A nonprofit organization, the ABA has been assisting Asian American entrepreneurs in the San Diego area since 1990 by organizing various networking events and celebrations, and providing professional assistance.


Asian For Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M)
244 S. San Pedro Street, #503
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: (888) 236-4673
Fax: (213) 625-2807
A3M@a3mHOPE.org
www.asianmarrow.org
A3M's mission is to improve the health and welfare of all people by providing education, assistance, and facilitating prompt access to potential marrow and blood cell donors. A3M works toward this mission by coordinating donor recruitment drives, offering patient support services, and providing resources for patients and donors.


Asian Pacific Health Care Venture
4216 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Tel: (323) 644-3880
Fax: (323) 660-0935
info@aphcv.org
www.aphcv.org
APHCV's mission is to plan , provide, promote and coordinate accessible, affordable, culturally competent and affective health care services that target underserved Asians and Pacific Islanders (API) and offer services to all individuals, and to provide programs of community economic development for the benefit of low income API communities.


Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council
905 E. 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Tel: (212) 239-0300
Fax: (213) 239-0303
info@a3pcon.org 
www.asianpacificpolicyandplanningcouncil.org 
The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) is a coalition of community-based organizations that advocates for the rights and needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) Community in the greater Los Angeles area, with a particular focus on low income, immigrant, refugee and other disadvantaged sectors of the population. Their mission is to serve as a vehicle for promoting the needs, interests and concerns of the APIA Community to policy makers and the general public, to promote collaboration, planning and collective action amongst its members to support common advocacy/policy, organizational development and capacity- building goals, to activate the APIA electorate and promote public accountability to the APIA Community through non-partisan political and electoral participation.


Asian Pacific Women's Center
244 S. San Pedro Street, Suite 504
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: (213) 250-2977
Fax: (213) 250-2949
info@apwcla.org  
www.apwcla.org
Asian Pacific Women's Center (APWC, Tax deductible ID: 93-1102854) is dedicated to providing a safe haven and support services for women and children who are survivors of domestic violence.


Asian Professional Exchange (APEX)
1137 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel: (714) 759-2739
info@apex.org
www.apex.org
APEX’s mission is to meet the diverse needs of Asian professionals by broadening the horizon upon which they would choose their careers through expanding opportunity and through networking, and to utilize the talents and influence of these professionals to create innovative and successful projects which benefit the community, whether it be the Asian Pacific American community or the professional community, through the exchange of ideas and the collaboration of effort.


Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA)
5963 La Place Court, Suite 314
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Tel: (760) 918-9162
contact@areaa.org
www.areaa.org
Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) is a professional trade organization whose mission is to increase sustainable homeownership opportunities for Asian Americans. AREAA has members of all cultural backgrounds in the real estate industry who serve the Asian American home buying community.


Burmese American Medical Association 
Tel: (646) 244-4744
bamausaorg@gmail.com
www.bamausa.org 
Their mission is to eliminate, eradicate, and discourage racial prejudice and discrimination in all facets of the medical profession, to encourage, foster and stimulate a greater awareness of the social responsibility of the medical profession to the community, to provide a forum for the exchange and discussion of information concerning problems, new advancements and improvement of skill relating to the field of medicine, to advocate, promote and encourage the expansion and availability of low-cost medical services in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities.


Center for Asian American Media
145 9th Street, Suite 350
San Francisco, CA 94103-2641
Tel: (415) 863-0814
Fax: (415) 863-7428
info@caamedia.org
http://caamedia.org/?
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media.


Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment (CAUSE)
260 South Los Robles Ave., #115
Pasadena, California 91101
Tel: (626) 356-9838
Fax: (626) 356-9878
info@causeusa.org
www.causeusa.org
Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment (CAUSE) is a nonprofit, non-partisan community-based organization with a mission to advance the political empowerment of the Asian Pacific Islander American community through voter registration and education, community outreach and leadership development.


Chinatown Service Center
767 N. Hill Street, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: (213) 808-1700
Fax: (213) 680-0787
slu@cscla.org
www.cscla.org
The Center was established in 1971 and is a nonprofit multi-service center that provides multilingual social services, medical services, employment training, and counseling in the Greater Los Angeles area. They have four offices in the Los Angeles area, including Alhambra and Monterey Park.


Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of San Diego County
415 Laurel Street, PMB 218
San Diego, CA 92101
FaccSanDiego1@gmail.com
www.faccsandiego.org

www.facebook.com/FACCSD
The Chamber develops, encourages, promotes and supports the business climate by providing networking events and seminars.


Go For Broke National Education Center
367 Van Ness Way, Suite 611
Torrance, CA 90501
Tel: (310) 328-0907
Fax: (310) 222-5700
esoldier@goforbroke.org
www.goforbroke.org
Go For Broke focuses on providing a place and means by which all people can share their stories and recognize how the legacy of their lives contributes to the American ideals of freedom and equal opportunity for all. The Center offers programs to educate students and teachers of the history of Japanese American soldiers of World War II, the Japanese American incarceration, and the civil liberties issues raised by these events benefit of the community.


Japanese American Citizens League
244 San Pedro Street, Suite 507
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: (213) 626-4471
Fax: (213) 626-4282
jaclpsw@aol.com
www.janet.org/jacl
Founded in 1929, JACL is a membership-based Asian American advocacy organization. Its mission is to advocate for the civil and human rights of Japanese Americans and others, and to promote and preserve the cultural heritage and values of Japanese Americans. With a national headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Chicago, Seattle, and Fresno, JACL has 112 chapters throughout the United States.


Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: (213) 628-2725
Fax: (213) 617-8576
info@jaccc.org
www.jaccc.org
JAACCC is an ethnic cultural center located in Little Tokyo. Started in 1980, it is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve and encourage an appreciation of Japanese and Japanese American heritage and cultural arts.


Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: (213) 625-0414
Toll-free: (800) 461-5266
Fax: (213) 625-1770
mediarelations@janm.org
www.janm.org
The Japanese American National Museum is the first museum in the US dedicated to sharing the experiences of Americans of Japanese ancestry. Through building a comprehensive collection of Japanese objects images and documents and through a multi-faceted program of exhibits, educational programs and publicity, the museum tells the story of Japanese Americans around the country to a national and international audience.


Japanese American Network
231 East Third Street, Suite G-104
Los Angeles, CA 90013
JANet-Info@janet.org
www.janet.org
The Japanese American Network is a partnership of Japanese American organizations based in Los Angeles. The goal of this partnership is to encourage the use of the Internet and interactive communications technologies to exchange information about Japanese Americans -- art, culture, community, history, news, events, social services, and public policy issues.


Japan-American Society of Southern California 
1411 W. 190th Street, Suite 380
Gardena, CA 90248
Tel: (310) 965-9050
Fax: (310) 965-9010
info@jas-socal.org 
www.jas-socal.org 
The Japan America Society of Southern California was founded on February 21, 1909 to build economic, cultural, governmental and personal relationships between the people of Japan and America.


Leadership Education for Asian Pacific. Inc. (LEAP)
327 E. 2nd Street, Suite 226
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: (213) 485-1422
leap@leap.org
www.leap.org
LEAP is a national, nonprofit, non-partisan, educational, community-based organization. It evolved out of recognition that many skilled and committed Asian Pacific Americans historically have lacked opportunities to fully realize their potential at the highest levels of leadership and management in mainstream America. It also works to ensure that leadership challenges are systematically addressed if Asian Pacific expects to play meaningful decision-making roles.


Little Tokyo Service Center, Inc.
231 East Third Street, Suite G-106
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tel: (213) 473-3030
Fax: (213) 473-3031
www.ltsc.org
LTSC is a non-profit charitable organization serving people in need, especially those facing language or cultural gaps, financial need, or physical disabilities. LTSC sponsors over a dozen different community and social service programs in seven different languages. Services include individual and family counseling, support groups, transportation and translation services, an emergency caregiver program, student helplines, crisis hotlines and a consumer education. It also sponsors several community development projects in the Los Angeles area.


Los Angeles Gurung Society 
Windsor Hills, CA 90043
lagurungsociety@gmail.com  
www.facebook.com/lagurungsociety
The purpose of this organization is to preserve, encourage and enhance social and cultural heritage, welfare, education and cooperation among Gurung (Tamu) people living in and outside of the U.S.A.


Media Action Network for Asian Americans
P.O. Box 6188
Burbank, CA 91510-1105
Tel: (213) 486-4433
letters@manaa.org
www.manaa.org
MANAA is part of the Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition and Asian Pacific American Media Coalition which regularly meets with the top four television networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox) to encourage diversity in their programming.


National Association of Asian American Professionals
P.O. Box 6844
Huntington Beach, CA 92615-6844
Tel: (949) 436-7662
info@naapsocal.org 
www.naaapsocal.org 
Their mission is to cultivate and empower leaders for professional excellence, to connect accomplished professionals for mutual success, to engage and participate with the community- at- large, to inspire leaders to make a meaningful difference in government, education, business, and society, to promote diversity in the community and workplace.


National Korean American Service & Education Consortium, Inc.
3660 Wilshire Blvd., #408
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: (323) 937-3703
Fax: (323) 937-3526
nakasec@sprynet.com
www.nakasec.org
NAKASEC has organizations located in five major cities across the US. NAKASEC seeks to enhance the lives of Korean Americans by: (1) educating the public on issues affecting Korean American communities; (2) encouraging Korean American political and civic participation through long-term, pro-active strategies and educational programs; (3) advocating for civil rights; (4) preserving and promoting Korean American cultural heritage; (5) promoting dialogue and exchange with other communities and providing social and community services, particularly to those with less resources and access.


Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance
12900 Garden Grove Blvd., Suite 214A
Garden Grove, California 92843
Tel: (714) 636-9095
Fax: (714) 636-8828
info@ocapica.org
www.ocapica.org
The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) is dedicated to enhancing the health, and social and economic well-being of Asians and Pacific Islanders in Orange County, California. Established in 1997, OCAPICA works to improve and expand the community's opportunities through service, education, advocacy, organizing and research. These community-driven activities seek to empower Asians and Pacific Islanders to define and control their lives and the future of their community.


South Asian Bar Association of Southern California
P.O Box 4993
Cerritos, California 90703
socalsaba@gmail.com 
www.sabasc.org 
The South Asian Bar Association of Southern California (SABA-SC) is a group of over six hundred attorneys dedicated to the advancement and development of South Asian law students and attorneys and the South Asian community at large. SABA-SC strives to educate the community about relevant legal issues, expand and enhance business and professional opportunities for South Asians, increase the participation of South Asians in civic affairs and government, facilitate the exchange of ideas and information, and foster goodwill, fellowship and unity among the community.


Taiwanese American Citizens League
3001 Walnut Grove Ave Suite 7
Rosemead, CA 91770
tacl@tacl.org
www.tacl.org
The purpose of the Taiwanese American Citizens League is to enhance the quality of life for Taiwanese Americans. Our work is largely devoted to building an understanding of Taiwanese American heritage encouraging pride in Taiwanese American identity, developing a strong Taiwanese American community, advocating around issues pertinent to Taiwanese Americans, and helping to contribute to our culture, ever richer in its diversity.


Taiwanese American Professionals
www.tap.tacl.org 
Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP) enhances the Taiwanese-American community by networking individuals interested in professional and career development, while emphasizing the preservation of Taiwanese American identity. TAP provides resources and programs that inspire and empower; develop and support professionals to become community-oriented leaders.


Vietnamese League of Orange County, Inc.
1618 W. first Street
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Tel: (714) 558-6009
Fax: (714) 558-6120
vnguyen@thevncoc.org
www.thevncoc.org
The Vietnamese League of Orange County has 3 program: (1) SAIN [Southeast Asian Integration Network] - Its goal is to assist individuals challenged with a developmental disability to live and work in their local community as independently as possible; (2) HOUSING -- Weekly food distribution for the homeless and low income neighbors, providing hot meals, job counseling, and more for homeless who stay at the shelter; and (3) CITIZENSHIP -- Teaching and helping people who want to become U.S. citizens.


Visual Communications
120 Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-3805
Tel: (213) 680-4462
Fax: (213) 687-4848
info@vconlin.org
www.vconline.org
Visual Communications is the nation's premier media arts organization dedicated to creating, preserving and presenting Asian Pacific American history and culture through the media arts. VC presents the annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film and Video Festival as well as a nearly three decade track record of award winning film, video & multimedia. VC also promotes media literacy and access through training workshops and seminars.



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