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.)
On Leong Chinese Merchants Association
Founded in 1912, the On Leong Chinese Merchants Association or just On Leong Association is the oldest Chinese organization in Cleveland. It is headquartered in Old Chinatown at 2150 Rockwell Ave.
Philippine American Society of Ohio
Philippine American Society of Ohio (PASO) is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote and protect the welfare of its members, the Philippine-American Community, and the Asian-American Community in Northeast Ohio and to cultivate the continuation of Philippine culture among its members and to promote civic involvement between the Philippine-American community and local, state, and Federal governments and to promote cooperation and relations between the Corporation and other local, state, and national Philippine and Asian-American organizations. http://www.philamohio.com/paso/.
Philippine Nurses Association of Ohio
Philippine Nurses Association of Ohio (PNAO) is a non-profit organization that promotes professional, educational, cultural and civic activities to unify Philippine-American nurses. PNAO was formed in response to the growing need for a concerted effort to address the issues and concerns of Filipino nurses in the state of Ohio. http://www.philamohio.com/organizations/pnao.
Project SEVA is the service arm for FICA, Federation of India Community Associations of Northeast Ohio. Gita Gidwani and Mona Alag explained that Project SEVA has been feeding the impoverished and hungry at several area churches every month, and hosts the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner.
Gita Gidwani and Mona Alag
Quan Am Temple of Vietnamese Buddhists of Ohio
Salaam Cleveland is a woman's organization established in 2002 with the mission of promoting interfaith harmony through small acts of Charity. We have currently grown to over 50 volunteers who are optimistic and dedicated women of American, Canadian, Indian, Iranian, Pakistani and Syrian Descent. Salaam Cleveland takes its name from the Arabic word for peace (Salaam) and encourages harmony between different faiths and ethnicities. We believe simple acts of kindness can make people more loving, compassionate and tolerant.
Singaporean Community of Cleveland
Sri Lanka Community of Cleveland
Taiwanese Student Association from CASEThe mission of the Taiwanese Student Association from Case Western Reserve University (CASE CWRU) is to provide information and services for Taiwanese American students, to assist them in adapting to the community, and to establish a friendly relationship with the surrounding environment.
Taiwanese Student Association from Cleveland State University
Turkish American Society of Northeastern Ohio
Turkish American Society of Northeastern Ohio (TASNO) mission is to create a community for Turkish-Americans and their families living in Northeastern Ohio and to promote and assist in understanding of Turkish heritage, culture and traditions by organizing and conducting educational, cultural, social and charitable events and other activities, as permitted by the laws for nonprofit organizations/corporations.
Turkish American Society of Ohio
The Turkish American Society of Ohio Cleveland (TASO-Cleveland) is dedicated to addressing the social and cultural needs of the Turkish American community living in the greater Cleveland area. http://www.tasocleveland.org.
Undergraduate Indian Student Association from Case Western Reserve University
The Undergraduate Indian Student Association from Case Western Reserve University (CASE, CWRU) is the largest student organization on campus.
Vietnamese Community of Greater Cleveland
The Vietnamese Community of Greater Cleveland is an organization to help newcomers assimilate and find jobs, preserve Vietnamese culture among the young and spread diversity and awareness.
Vietnamese Friendship Foundation in Cleveland
Gia Hoa Ryan and Joe Meissner of Vietnamese Friendship Foundation
Westlake Chinese SchoolThe Westlake Chinese School, officially known as Westlake Chinese Cultural Association (WCCA), has more than 20 years history of promoting intercultural exchanges, providing Chinese cultural information and services, and delivering quality Chinese language education to our communities. Their mission is to promote intercultural exchanges, provide Chinese cultural information and services, and deliver quality Chinese language education to our communities.
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