The City of Cleveland Community Relations Board, led by Asian Liaison Chia-Min Chen, hosted an Asian Heritage Day Celebration on May 28, 2014 in the Cleveland City Hall Rotunda. Over 60 Asian community groups and organizations participated. Chia-Min Chen called them up to the stage one at a time and each gave an elevator speech explaining their organization.
The groups are posted in alphabetical order.
(As always if we made a mistake with a name or you can help ID someone please let us know.)
Asian Indian Heritage Project in ClevelandAsian Indian Heritage Project was formed in 2012 to preserve the heritage of Asian Indian people living in Northeast Ohio. It has partnered with Western Reserve Historical Society and South Asian American Digital Archives to preserve material and digital information for the benefit of future generations.
Asian Indian Heritage Project - Dr. Poonam Bala and Michael Sreshta
Anga Kala Kathak Academy
Anga Kala Kathak Academy teaches Indian classical dance. Their mission is to nurture an interest in the most beautiful classical dance form Kathak among kids and adults.
Asian American Bar Association
Immigration attorney Margaret Wong
Asian Evergreen Housing Corporation
Asian Evergreen Housing Corporation serves Asian seniors in Cleveland, primarily Chinese.
Asian Indian Catholics of Northeast OhioAsian Indian Catholics of Northeast Ohio, representing the different Asian communities, commit ourselves to assist the Diocese of Cleveland in serving the pastoral needs of our people. As a coordinating group, we work for the unity of our particular communities, and our integration and participation in the local church.
Appreciative of the rich diversity of cultures and traditions that our people bring, we offer this giftedness as our unique contribution to the building of God's Kingdom today. http://www.asianministry.org/.
Asian Services in Action Inc. (ASIA)
Asian Services in Action Inc.'s (ASIA) mission is to empower and advocate for Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders (AAPIs); and to provide AAPIs access to quality, culturally, and linguistically appropriate information and services.
Association of Asian Indian Women of Northeast Ohio
Association of Asian Indian Women of Northeast Ohio (AAIWO) is an organization which attempts to reach out to Asian Indian women in Ohio to promote education through scholarships and cultural outreach programs. The mission of the AAIWO is to empower, encourage, and enrich women in Northeastern Ohio.
Association of Indian Physicians of Northern OhioAssociation of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio (AIPNO) is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 to bring together the physicians of Indian origin practicing in Northern Ohio. The Association has more than 300 physician members. Since 1992, AIPNO has organized an Annual Endowment Fundraiser "Chiraag" and has targeted this fundraising event to local charities that are in need of funding and who will benefit greatly from the contributions. This event is made possible through the support of the AIPNO members, and continuous generous contributions of the leaders and members of the business community.
Bhutanese-Nepalese Community in Cleveland
The Bhutanese and Nepalese communities in Cleveland are mostly in Lakewood, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights and South Euclid. Many were refugees.
Buddhist Tzu-Chi Foundation, Cleveland CenterThe shared goal of Tzu Chi volunteers is to cultivate sincerity, integrity, faith, and honesty within while exercising kindness, compassion, joy, and selflessness to humanity through concrete actions. Transcending the bounds of race, nationality, language, and religion, they serve the world under the notion that "when others are hurting, we feel their pain; when others suffer, we feel their sorrow".
Not only do the volunteers endeavor to promote the universal value of "Great Love," they also fully employ the humanitarian spirit of Chinese culture to its utmost.
Tzu Chi Foundation's "Four Major Missions" consist of Charity, Medicine, Education, and Humanity.
Chinese Academy of Cleveland
Chinese Academy of Cleveland is the Greater Cleveland area's oldest Chinese school. http://www.chineseacademyofcleveland.org/about-caoc.html.
Asian Organizations in Cleveland - Page 1 (this page)
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