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 evolved to become 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.
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.
“Embracing the Hopes and Aspiration of Asian Pacific Americans”
OCA Greater Cleveland Chapter Premium Membership Dues:
Senior 65+ $20, 2-year $30, 5-year $60
Individual $40, 2-year $70, 5-year $140
Family $50, 2-year $90, 5-year $180
Lifetime Individual/Family $1,000/$1,500
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