It's important to maintain and preserve a sense of identity not only on campus, but also within your community.

The following sites are organizations dedicated to helping Asian and Asian Americans lead successful lives and exercise their rights and responsibilities.

Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP) is a national network of progressive Asian Americans and allies. APAP count on the support of members and friends to continue the work of advancing progressive ideas.

CAPI is a community-based social justice organization and a direct implementer of anti-poverty programs to create jobs, housing, food, health education, youth and senior social services, to promote economic independence, self-advocacy and determination of 3,000 African and Asian refugees and immigrants, annually.

Chinese Association of MN (CAAM) is a nonprofit and nonpartisan community organization, working to promote Chinese culture in local MN communities.

Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM) deals primarily with problems unique to non-English speaking immigrants such as access to benefits, affordable housing and healthcare, and helping prepare Asian-Pacific Minnesotans for the workforce.

Cultural Society of Filipino Americans works to preserve, promote and share Filipino customs and traditions through a variety of means.

Hmong American Partnership (HAP) provides services and support to help Hmong and other refugee community adapt to life in America.

Japan America Society of MN uses programs and interchange to enhance understanding, respect and cooperation between communities.

Lao Assistance Center of MN works to enhance the quality of life of Minnesota Lao families through increasing self-reliance and youth development, reducing social isolation and promoting cultural equity.

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) advocates the interests of Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese Americans.

Vietnamese Social Services of MN (VSSM) & KAREN & New Refugee Support maintains Minnesota Vietnamese cultural identities while working to address basic economic, educational and health needs.