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Directory of National Chinese American Organizations

Civic Organizations

Name Mission or Objectives*
Chinese American Citizen Alliance " fully enjoy and defend the rights and privileges of American citizenship ..."
Chinese-American Cultural Bridge Center "To promote cross-cultural awareness and fellowship between people in the Chinese and American cultures through the arts and education."
Chinese American Forum "The Chinese American Forum (CAF), the cultural magazine, serves as an open dialog to promote mutual understanding between Chinese/Asian Americans and the general public and to encourage Chinese/Asian Americans to join the American mainstream."
Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles " foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of America's diverse heritage by researching, preserving, and sharing the history, rich cultural legacy and continuing contributions of Chinese Americans."
Chinese Historical Society of America " promote the contributions that Chinese Americans living in this country have made to the United States of America"
Committee of 100

"The Committee of 100 is a national non-partisan organization composed of American citizens of Chinese descent. Each member has achieved positions of leadership in the United States in a broad range of professions. With these diverse backgrounds, members collectively pool their strengths and experience to address important issues concerning the Chinese-American community, as well as issues affecting U.S.-China relations."

Organization of Chinese Americans "Founded in 1973, the Organization of Chinese Americans, Inc. (OCA) is a national non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization of concerned Chinese Americans. OCA is dedicated to securing the rights of Chinese American and Asian American citizens and permanent residents through legislative and policy initiatives at all levels of the government."
Overseas Chinese Youth Association "..all of our members should serve and improve the realization and friendship among overseas Chinese; introducing Chinese Culture to American society; assisting other members on their life and working."

Professional Associations

Name Mission or Objectives*
Chinese American Chemical Society "To promote fellowship among Chinese-American chemists, chemical engineers, and those working in related professions..."
Chinese American Librarians Association "To enhance communication among Chinese American librarians as well as between Chinese American librarians and other librarians;..."
Chinese American Medical Society "To promote the scientific association of medical professionals of Chinese descent. To advance medical knowledge and scientific research with emphasis on aspects unique to the Chinese..."
Chinese American Physicians' Society "To eliminate, eradicate and discourage racial prejudice and discrimination in all facets of the medical profession. To encourage, foster and stimulate a greater awareness of the social responsibility of the medical profession to the community..."
Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association "To promote the welfare of the members and to encourage technical communication amongst semiconductor professionals..."

*Excerpted from the organization's own website.

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