Our Mission

The mission of Asian American Alliance, Inc. is to empower Central Indiana Asian Americans to serve and lead in community and businesses.

On March 4, 1999, twenty-five people representing fifteen Asian American organizations in Indiana attended a dinner meeting hosted by Albert Chen, Telamon Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board. As the Asian American and Pacific Islander population in Central Indiana increased to over 40,000, the community leaders saw a need to mobilize this growing community and to empower them to contribute their time, treasure, and talents to improving their communities.

What We Do

Since its formation, Asian American Alliance’s board, staff and members have participated in Diversity Councils for Mayor Bart Peterson and Mayor Greg Ballard. In addition, they have participated in the planning of Governor Mitch Daniel’s Multi-Ethnic Diversity Summit.

AAAI routinely responds to calls from businesses, educational organizations, and nonprofit and government organization recruiting volunteers, boards, speakers, and requesting participation in festivals and other community events.

Our Programs

Asian American Alliance, Inc. fulfills its mission through a series of programs that increase awareness of the Asian culture and build the leadership skills of Asian Americans in Central Indiana.

AAAI’s Programs include:

  1. Collegiate scholarships for students from Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and students from Central Indiana of Asian descent
  2. Seat at the Table, a series of professional development programs for Asian Americans to build leadership skills
  3. Asian Fest, an annual celebration of Asian culture and heritage.
  4. Soul Salsa and Sushi, a multi-cultural professional networking event co-hosted with the National Black MBA Association Indianapolis Chapter and Prospanica, the Association of Hispanic professionals Indianapolis Chapter

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