Asian Pacific American Society
The rich culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands has become an integral part of America as a result of the huge influx of immigrants into the United States, particularly in the last two decades. As the Asian/Pacific Islander American community grows, the need for one collective voice increases. Founded in 1979, the Asian/Pacific American Society provides services and leadership in cultural, social and economic areas, including efforts to integrate people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent into the American mainstream. Through its activities and projects, APAS seeks to bring out the maximum potential of all people in our communities. With this work, APAS ultimately seeks to build a better world for all races.
This organization shall be a nonprofit organization devoted to enhancing education, ethnic pride and disseminating cultural awareness to and promoting better relations with the larger community. (as written in the Articles of Incorporation, 1984).
Constitution and By-Laws
APAS is run by a 19-member Board of Directors which consists of 16 members from Asian Pacific American Communities such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam and 3 members from the at-large general membership. The officers of the organization includes the Chair, 2 Vice-Chairs, Secretary, and Treasurer.