Our voter registration programs have helped St. Louisans of all ethnicities become more involved citizens. Our participation in annual lobby days in Washington, DC and Jefferson City has increased our visibility and helped inform our community and our elected officials about issues of vital importance.
From art exhibits to volunteer work, engaging with more corporations, agencies and organizations leads to greater understanding of the hopes, dreams and aspirations of Asian Pacific Americans – and allows us to find common ground. We have also developed deeper relationships with communities across St. Louis.
We help train college students across Missouri in how to be active leaders on their campuses. This past year, our mid-career mentorship participants emerged as stronger leaders, with some landing a job in their chosen field and others overcoming their fear of public speaking to compete and win in local and regional competitions.
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EVENTS & NEWS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2017 Contact: Caroline Fan, firstname.lastname@example.org OCA St. Louis stands with 800,000 DACA recipients, seeks legislative fix The board of OCA St. Louis, one of three founding chapters of OCA National, the nation's second oldest Asian...read more
OCA St. Louis established the Youth Leadership Award to recognize and reward deserving Asian Pacific American high school juniors and seniors who demonstrate leadership and service within their school and community. Award recipients will be invited, but not required,...read more
MAAP cultivates the next generation of Asian American/Pacific Islander professional leaders through mentoring, skills building, and networking. The program pairs professionals with experienced leaders. As part of the mentoring process, participants will create a...read more