AFIRE’s mission is to build the capacity of Filipino American community to effect constructive social change through grassroots education, action, research, and services. AFIRE takes inspiration from the United Nation’s "recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world."
Korean American Community Services has over 40 years of experience providing comprehensive social services to Korean Americans and other community members so that all may fulfill their needs and lead dignified and meaningful lives.
The Indo American Center (IAC) addresses the needs of South Asian immigrants as well as people from more than twenty nations the world over. IAC provides services that facilitate their adjustment, integration, and friendship with the wider society, nurture their sense of community, and foster appreciation for the diversity of culture and heritage.
Pui Tak Center is a church-based community center. Our programs focus on serving the 30,000 Chinese living in the Greater Chinatown community which includes Armour Square (Chinatown), Bridgeport, McKinley Park, Brighton Park, Canaryville, and South Loop communities. Pui Tak Center has three program departments: Adult Education and Training, Children and Youth, and Community. Through these programs, we impact the lives of over 2,500 people each year. We help people improve their English, get better jobs, become citizens, catch up and excel in school, prepare for college, receive help with daily problems, deal with immigration issues, and adjust to life in the US. We partner with the Chinese Christian Union Church so that many hear the Gospel that gives hope and meaning.
SEAC serves some of the most culturally diverse immigrant neighborhoods in the United States, with over one hundred different languages spoken by residents within its borders. SEAC’s Uptown-Edgewater home base is also one of the poorest neighborhoods in Chicago, with some forty-three percent of Uptown children and twenty-six percent of Edgewater children living under the poverty line. Many of the immigrants and refugees served at SEAC come from rural societies where education and literacy are scarce commodities.
Founded in 1976, The Vietnamese Association of Illinois (VAI) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that focuses on serving diverse communities of all ethnicities and religions, fostering unity, and promoting Vietnamese American identity.