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February 3, 2017
CEO, Michael Byun featured In Akron Beacon Journal
Credit: Akron Beacon Journal

December 15, 2016
ASIA Featured In Erie Chinese Journal for 20th Gala & Fundraiser
Credit: Erie Chinese Journal

June 15, 2016
23 Big Dreams, LeBron James Family Foundation: Julia and Rosina Subba
Credit: WKYC

April 28, 2016
Joe Cimperman To Make His Global Cleveland Debut With An Address To The Asian American Community
Credit: Global Cleveland

January 20, 2016
Summit County estimates 38,000 to 40,000 residents still uninsured.
(featured on Akron Beacon Journal)

February 10, 2015
Who to Watch in Nonprofits
(featured on Crain’s Cleveland)

February 4, 2015
Lending circles, an immigrant tradition, seen as new stepping stone to the American dream.
(featured on cleveland.com)

January 24, 2015
介绍公益活动新视点 《美国亚裔青少年反吸烟手册》在沪出版
(featured on Shanghai Daily)

January 24, 2015
Perils of smoking in print
(featured on JF Daily)

January 11, 2015
ASIA received grant from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. “Fresh eyes on Akron”
(featured in The Akron Beacon Journal)

January 6, 2015
Children, Youth, and Family Services steals the spotlight! “ASIA in Lakewood”
(featured in The Lakewood Observer)

September 19, 2014
Ellen Berts, ASIA Board Member, will be recognized by the Cuyahoga County Section National Council of Negro Women, Inc. at the 33rd annual luncheon and fundraiser, receiving an award for “Phenomenal Women of Extraordinary Leadership and Service.”

August 12, 2014
Mao Vue has been named to the new position of deputy director of Asian Services in Action (ASIA).
(featured on Akron Beacon Journal)
“Time and time again, Mao has demonstrated passion and commitment to the organization.”

July 29, 2014
Obamacare funding allows two Cleveland health centers to serve more patients
(featured on the Plain Dealer)
ASIA had the opportunity to spotlight the opening of the newly welcomed ICHC, ASIA’s long-planned health center in Cleveland’s Asian Town Center, 3820 Superior Ave

April 28, 2014
Michael Byun Selected for President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
(featured on Crain’s Cleveland Business)
Michael Byun, executive director ASIA Inc., is one of 14 people that President Barack Obama intends to appoint to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

April 25, 2014
Cleveland Asian Activist Will Advise President Obama on Asian American Stratey: the Mix
(featured on The Plain Dealer)
Michael Byun, ASIA’s executive director was appointed to thePresident’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. He’ll work with other leading Asian Americans to advise the administration on issues and challenges important to Asian America.

April 23, 2014
ASIA Inc. Program Coordinator to be Honored at White House
(featured on Akron Beacon Journal)
Cathy Vue, a program coordinator for Asian Services in Action Inc. (ASIA Inc.), has been named one of 11 national “Champions of Change” for educating Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders about health coverage options through the Affordable Care Act.

April 2, 2014
United Way Announces $1 Million in Strategic Funding For Education
(featured on Akron Beacon Journal)
United Way extents funding to ASIA’s READY Program, a program to support new American mothers and caregiver understand the American education system and the importance of early childhood development.

November 9, 2013
Affordable Care for Cleveland : Family Health Care Day
ASIA, Inc.’s staff was featured on WKYC at the event to help Cleveland residents learn about the benefits and requirements of enrolling in a health care plan through the Affordable Care Act.

November 9, 2013
City Leaders Hold Info Session for Obamacare (VIDEO)
ASIA, Inc. staff was featured on Fox 8 at the Market Place Family Health Fair when they assisted Cleveland Residents to understand Affordable Care Act.

October 26, 2013
Welcoming Refugees is Paying Off for Cleveland
Nar Pradhan was featured in Cleveland Plain Dealer. A new study reveals that refugees tend to do well in Cleveland and often out-achieve their U.S.-born neighbors over time.

October 6, 2013
Cathy Vue and Project Raise on OCA’s Asiatown Voice 88.7 FM (AUDIO)
Project Raise’s coordinator was featured in AsiaTown Voice about her experience with implementing healthy eating and active living in the community.

October 2, 2013
Local Outreach Effort Begins for New Obamacare Insurance Plans
ASIA’s program coordinator speaks about the help ASIA will provide to non-English speaking residents who want to enroll in the health insurance through the new federal marketplace during a new conference at the Akron-Summity County Public Library.

May 17, 2013
A banquet of ideas at Akron’s Growing Hope Food Summit (AUDIO)
ASIA’s interview with Nar Pradhan was featured in this story, showing that growing the special green organic food also provides jobs for this group of political refugees.

April 14, 2013
AsiaTown Voice with ASIA’s Executive Director Michael Byun (AUDIO)
Listen in at OCA’s Image TV website where Yin Tang and Johnny K. Wu talks with ASIA’s Executive Director Michael Byun regarding ASIA’s history, the upcoming opening of ASIA’s health center and more.

April 11, 2013
Global Cleveland’s Asian Initiative Designed to Attract, Retain Asians
Global Cleveland recently launched its Asian Initiative, a program to attract and retain Asian talent to the region, and it’s working closely with Asian Services In Action (ASIA) and MotivAsians for Cleveland  to attain these goals.

April 9, 2013 3:29 PM
Proposed Elimination of Family-Based Visas Would Hurt the Growth of Cleveland’S Asian Community
Media Coverage for ASIA’s press conference at Philippine Cultural Center on April 4, 2013

April 5, 2013 7:00 PM
Family Immigration Issues for Cleveland’s Asian Community (VIDEO)
Media Coverage for ASIA’s press conference at Philippine Cultural Center  on April 4, 2013

March 19, 2013 04:04 PM
Mon Build Community in Akron
A story of ASIA’s staff Soeng Kha Mahn from Burma, by Thom Callahan from Akron Citizen Journalist.

March 05, 2013 00:00 AM
ASIA organization focuses on emerging population
Thom Callahan, a Journalist from Akron Citizen Journalist depicts an overview of ASIA’s work in view of this rising AAPI community.

January 30, 2013 7:00 PM
Lakewood: Dream school making American dream come true (VIDEO)
WKYC Channel 3 profiles ASIA’s West CAM after-school program, also known as Asia Dream School, for immigrant and refugee students from Asia.

Nov. 5, 2012 6:55 PM
Cleveland: Renacci ad criticized by Asian community (VIDEO)
ASIA responds with the Cleveland AAPI community to political advertisements exploiting stereotypes of Chinese Americans.

Oct. 12, 2012 7:00 PM
Asian health clinic to open in Cleveland this winter
ASIA’s plans to open a clinic in winter 2013 in Asian Town Center for uninsured, underinsured, and low-income Cleveland area residents.

Sept. 7, 2012
Recent political and religious refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal are growing specialty greens in Medina
Charlie Parker and Nar Pradhan talk about how ASIA’s HAPI Fresh farmers’ market program provides a road to self-sufficiency for refugees and unique, nutritious produce for shoppers.

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