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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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Title Name
President Lisa Wong
Treasurer Shan Chan *
Secretary Harold Hom
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

Board Members

Name Name
Ray C. S. Chan Shan Chan *
Harold Hom Lisa Wong
Wayne Wong Johnny Wu
Deborah Yue

 * deceased


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
 
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