OCA-NY is dedicated to fostering a transformative landscape for growth in leadership, activism, and power. To support our mission to prioritize positive change within our communities, we have centered our programming to reflect the following focuses:
Community & Culture
We are committed to empower our diverse diaspora at the most grassroots level, within the community, where the most fundamental roots of activism occur alongside culturally reflective, educational, and oriented programming.
Social Justice & Activism
At the very core of our values is the ideal of social justice and activism. OCA has historically been on the front lines of mobilizing and activating far reached AAPI communities across the nation to becoming civic leaders and strive for equity within our communities. We do this through an approach that intently strives for transformative change at every level.
With an identity of being a civil rights organization, our mission is to advance the concerns and needs of the AAPI community and its allies through solidarity in progress in attaining equity, equality, opportunity. Our programing reflects our historic mission to champion just that.
We are driven in our purpose to mold, develop, and support the growth of new and next generation of AAPI leadership. Our organizational structure strives to curate a space that positively influences youth empowerment through skills based development, educational programing, and rooted grassroots efforts.
OCA is driven to create a landscape that allows our membership to grow, develop, and network amongst the vast professionals and leaders within the diverse AAPI community. We hold programming that allows for just that through our working network, social climate, and team exercises.
Know your roots. Know your history. Take them forward. OCA strives in ensuring that our communities are educated on our rich history and heritage so that we may move forward in advancing into a new era of equality and racial justice.