OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, Greater Cleveland chapter is a membership-driven, non-profit, non-partisan civil rights and educational organization. Formerly founded as the Organization of Chinese Americans in 1973, OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans.
To fulfill its mission, OCA has established the following goals:
* to advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment;
* to promote civic participation, education, and leadership;
* to advance coalitions and community building; and to foster cultural heritage.
OCA is engaged in organizing its over 100 chapters and affiliates across the nation to develop both leadership and community involvement.
Headquarters in Washington, D.C., the OCA National Center has an effective vantage point for monitoring legislation and policy issues affecting Asian Pacific Americans. In addition, OCA is able to build national support and to work in coalition with other national groups around issues affecting Asian Pacific Americans.
OCA takes no collective position on the politics of any foreign country, but instead focuses on the welfare and civil rights of Asian Pacific Americans.
The OCA Greater Cleveland Chapter serves the continually growing Asian Pacific American community of Northeast Ohio and works to promoting cultural heritage, active participation in civic and community affairs, securing justice, and equal treatment and equal opportunity for all Americans of Asian Pacific Islander descent.
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2014 – 2017 OCAGC Officers and Board Members
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|Treasurer||Shan Chan *|
|V. P. of Administration||Wayne Wong|
|V. P. of Education & Culture|
|V. P. of Membership||Deborah Yue|
|V. P. of Organization and Public Relations||Johnny Wu|
|Ray C. S. Chan||Shan Chan *|
|Harold Hom||Lisa Wong|
|Wayne Wong||Johnny Wu|
Congratulations and Thanks
(1990-2004) Organization of Chinese Americans of Greater Cleveland (OCAGC) recognizes individuals (up to 4) who have served the Chinese, Asian, an the larger communities in a leadership role for significant time. The OCAGC is proud to present each year’s Distinguished Service Awards to
|2003||Y. Ray Hing||Le Nguyen|
|2002||Barbara Hing||Wai-Ching Wan||Nancy Yuen|
|2001||Leon Chang||Steve Lee||Huili Shi|
|2000||Johnny K. Wu||Xianli Jia|
|1999||August Pust||Shan Chan|
|1998||Dr. Yachun Ku||Chuck Chin|
|1997||Ray C. S. Chan||David Namkoong|
|1996||Donna Hom||Howard Chin|
|1995||Lana Den||Lisa Wong (Nee Fong)||Stanley Eng|
|1994||Simon Chen||Howard Hope||Dr. Wen-Tien Pen||Margaret Wong|
|1993||Angela Chiu||Jenny Chin||Dr. George Wang|
|1992||Charles Lee||Frances Namkoong||Fong Wah Ying|
|1991||Ray Don||Alex H. Mark|
|1990||Fong Wah Hing||Wen Ko||Anthony Yen|