Some Asian American Community Resources

Through different combinations of social media, in-person connections, and good ol’ Googling, I’ve found a variety of different Asian American organizations. I’m not familiar or involved with all of them, but I wanted to post some of the list to share solidarity in community.

18 Million Rising: 18 Million Rising (18MR) brings Asian American communities together online and offline to reimagine Asian American identity with nuance, specificity, and power. We are using this Asian American identity as the foundation to build a more just and creative world where our experiences are affirmed, our leadership is valued, and all of us have the opportunity to thrive.

Angry Asian Girls: ANGRY ASIAN GIRLS is made up of activists and artists, poets and politicians, community builders and change makers. We are an ever-growing group of individuals with a fervent desire to change the way Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIA) come to see and understand the world through representation.

Angry Asian Man: This is a blog about Asian America.

Asian Creative Network: Asian Creative Network is a group dedicated to Asians who have dared to break the mold. We are here for those who found empowerment through the arts, and who continue to persevere in our creative paths. Whether your journey has been easy going so far, or you have already gone through some of the most difficult seasons of your life, this community is here to support you.
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Asian American Resource Workshop: The Asian American Resource Workshop works for the empowerment of the Asian Pacific American community to achieve its full participation in U.S. society.Our resources and activities are used to respond to current Asian Pacific American issues and to promote Asian Pacific American identity.

Asian American Women’s Political Initiative: We work to ensure that Asian-American women and the Asian-American community have a voice in their government. As a part of our work, the AAWPI Fund was separately established to develop a first-of-its-kind legislative training, internship and mentoring program for Asian-American women college students and recent graduates.

Asian American Writer’s Workshop: The Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) is devoted to creating, publishing, developing and disseminating creative writing by Asian Americans, and to providing an alternative literary arts space at the intersection of migration, race, and social justice.

Asian Sisters Participating in Reaching Excellence: ASPIRE works to build and empower a community of Asian American women leaders through identity development, mentorship, and education.

Boston Asian American Film Festival: The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) empowers Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center: Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) empowers Asians and new immigrants to build healthy families, achieve greater economic success, and contribute to thriving communities by providing a broad range of innovative and family-centered programs and services to more than 8,000 children, youth, and adults every year.

China’s Children International: Founded in 2011, China’s Children International (CCI for short) is one of the first international support, networking, and community organizations created by and for Chinese adoptees. We aim to empower Chinese adoptees from all over the world by providing an inclusive and supportive community for all of us who share this common beginning.

Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment: CAPE champions diversity by educating, connecting, and empowering Asian American and Pacific Islander artists and leaders in entertainment and media.

The Cosmos: Together, we’re creating a world where Asian women can meet, make new friends, and feel supported by a community.

East Coast Asian American Student Union: The East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to inspire, educate, and empower those interested in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues.

Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC): EPIC advances social justice by engaging Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities through culturally relevant advocacy, research, and leadership development.

Kollaboration: Kollaboration today is a community organization dedicated to supporting Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi Americans (APIDA) who aspire to pursue a career in the arts.

Kundiman: Kundiman creates a space where Asian Americans can explore, through art, the unique challenges that face the new and ever changing diaspora. We see the arts as a tool of empowerment, of education and liberation, of addressing proactively the legacy we will leave for our future.

Hyphen Magazine: Founded in 2002, Hyphen is a nonprofit news and culture magazine that tells the stories of Asian America with substance, style and sass.

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum: NAPAWF is a progressive space for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander women, transgender, and gender nonconforming individuals. We are dedicated to advancing justice in the pan-Asian community through both national movements and local grassroots work.

National Queer Asian & Pacific Islander Association: We seek to build the organizational capacity of local LGBT AAPI groups, develop leadership, promote visibility, educate our community, enhance grassroots organizing, expand collaborations, and challenge anti-LGBTQ bias and racism.

Queer Asian Pacific-Islander Alliance: QAPA is committed to providing a supportive social, political, and educational environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and questioning people of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage in the Boston and New England area.

Reappropriate: Jenn is a proud Asian American feminist, scientist and nerd who currently blogs at, one of the web’s oldest AAPI feminist and race activist blogs.

Subtle Asian Adoptee Traits: A space BY Asian adoptees FOR Asian adoptees.
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(PS: please let me know if any of these organizations or people need to be removed from the list.)