Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Statewide Network of Community-based Organizations

In 2010, Advancing Justice - LA convened a statewide network of community-based organizations (CBOs) to educate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities about the importance of participating in the Census.  After the Census ended, Advancing Justice - LA has continued to work with the CBO network on related issues, such as educating Asian American and NHPI communities about the importance of the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, as well as to build the capacity of network members through developing skills, building leadership, and increasing organizational sustainability.  Advancing Justice - LA also engages many network members in other ongoing projects such as citizenship assistance, health care reform outreach and advocacy, and voter education and mobilization. 

The network includes:

Sacramento County
Asian Resources, Inc. *
Asian Pacific American Self-Development and Residential Association (APASRA)
Central Valley Asian-American Chamber of Commerce
Sacramento Asian American Minority, Inc.
Southeast Asian Assistance Center

San Francisco/Bay Area
Asian Law Caucus *

Santa Clara County
Asian Law Alliance *

Central Valley
Fresno Center for New Americans *
Merced Lao Family Community, Inc.

Los Angeles County
Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council *
Asian Youth Center
Cambodian Association of America
Chinatown Service Center
Guam Communications Network
Khmer Girls in Action
Korean Resource Center
Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance
Office of Samoan Affairs
Pacific Islander Health Partnership
Search to Involve Pilipino Americans
South Asian Network
Thai Community Development Center
Tongan Community Service Center
United Cambodian Community

Orange County
Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance *
Asian American Resource Center
Asian American Senior Citizens Service Center
The Cambodian Family
Kaleponi Advocates for Hawaiian Affairs
Korean-US Citizens League

San Diego County
Union of Pan Asian Communities *
Council of Philippine American Organizations of San Diego County, Inc.
Pacific Islander Festival Association of San Diego
Vietnamese Federation of San Diego

*  Indicates regional anchor organization


Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

For more information or to apply to DRAI, please call: 

Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese)  (213) 241-8872
Khmer  (213) 241-8877
Korean  (213) 241-8873
Tagalog  (213) 241-8874
Thai  (213) 241-8875
Vietnamese  (213) 241-8876
English/Other, Non-Spanish  (213) 241-8880
Spanish/English** (CARECEN)  (213) 315-2659
Spanish/English** (CHIRLA)  (213) 201-8700
 (213) 395-9547

*This list will continue to expand.
** Spanish assistance available through CARECEN & CHIRLA.
***We are experiencing heavier call volume than usual. We highly encourage you to call your native language phone line, the wait time may be shorter. 

Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.