The OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates Greater Cleveland Chapter is pleased to announce the addition of two additional members of the Board of Trustees, David Huang and Steven Jung for the 2018-2022 term.
David Huang is a NASA’s Glenn Research Center propulsion scientist and regularly engages in educational outreach activities including speaking engagement, staffing NASA exhibits, and creating engineering challenges for elementary to high school students. Outside of work, he regularly participates in volunteer activities such as coordinating for the Cleveland Asian Festival, running a performance stage for the One World Day, helping with voter registration drive, performing with the OCA Greater Clevelanddragon dance team, and more. Fun fact, David once volunteered to staff the NASA booth, the MotivAsians for Cleveland booth, and the Cleveland Asian Festival at the same festival, though not at the same time of course.
Steven Jung is an Information Technology support specialist at the Ford Motor Company plant in Avon Lake. He is a native Clevelander who grew up on the Westside. He has been an OCAGC member for three years and has volunteered for voter engagement programs such as phone banking and voter registration initiatives. He also has been a core member of the OCA Dragon Dance Team. Additionally, he supports the broader international community by volunteering at One World Day for the last few years.
David Huang and Steven Jung join incumbent board members Lisa Wong, Wayne Wong, and Johnny Wu who were re-elected to a four-year term; and Harold Hom and Deborah Yue who was re-elected to a two-year term with the OCA Greater Cleveland Chapter.
OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, Greater Cleveland chapter is a membership-driven non-profit, organization of community advocates dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans. The local chapter was founded in 1983 as the OCA Northeast Ohio chapter but merged with the Chinese American of Greater Cleveland in 1991 to form the Organization of Chinese Americans of Greater Cleveland (OCAGC). The National organization was founded in 1973 as the Organization of Chinese Americans 美華協會 but has since re-branded be more inclusive as OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates.
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.
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.