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Asian Services in Action Strongly Opposes Fee Increases to Citizenship and Other Immigration Applications 

Asian Services in Action (ASIA) urges the Biden administration to reject the increase of USCIS fees as suggested in its Proposed Regulation  Akron, OH, March 8, 2023- On January 4,…

ASIA to host second Mayoral Candidates Forum to engage Akron’s multicultural voters  

AKRON, OH, February 24, 2023– ASIA is hosting their second Mayoral Candidates Forum for Akron’s candidates running for mayor in 2023, in partnership with Urban Vision.   The second Akron Mayoral…

ASIA gives special recognition to PNC Bank for $5,000 sponsorship to programs and services 

Akron, OH, 8 February 2023 – Asian Services in Action (ASIA), a community based non-profit organization serving Asian, new immigrant, and refugee communities in Ohio, gave PNC Bank the naming…

Asian Services in Action Honors Key Community Partners at Gala

  (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) Asian Services in Action (ASIA) celebrated their 25th + 1 anniversary on Friday, October 14th in the return of their annual gala by recognizing key community…

ASIA receives $110,000 multi-year grant from GAR Foundation to support essential social services

Akron, OH, September 22, 2022 – In August, GAR Foundation awarded Asian Services in Action (ASIA)’s a multi-year grant for operational support, which will total $110,000 to fund their Social…

ASIA Receives $224,000 Grant Award from Direct Relief’s Fund for Health Equity

Akron, OH, Feb 2, 2022— Asian Services In Action (ASIA) today announced it is among 49 awardees that received a grant from Direct Relief’s Fund for Health Equity, which mobilizes…

Statement from Asian Services In Action, Inc. (ASIA) on the coronavirus

For Immediate Release February 5, 2020 Statement from Asian Services In Action, Inc. (ASIA) on the coronavirus AKRON – Asian Services In Action, Inc. (ASIA), which serves the immigrant and…

The Medical Interpreter Program will start on April 4, 2020

Pictured: BBiH MIP participants during the 2019 Fall Session The Spring Session of the Breaking Boundaries in Healthcare Medical Interpreting Program (BBiH MIP) will start on Saturday, April 4, 2020. This…

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Meet Dr. Sibley Strader!

Meet Dr. Sibley Strader, one of the bilingual physicians at ASIA’s International Community Health Center in Akron. She has been a longtime friend of ASIA before joining the team in…

Asian Services in Action Launches English Literacy Class for Afghan Refugees in Akron and Cleveland

Akron, OH – Asian Services in Action (ASIA) is launching English classes for Afghan men on Friday, March 1. ASIA established the classes after the success of their Women and…

Human Trafficking Prevention Month – Ahimsa Intern’s Testimony

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, in which activists, organizations, agencies, and supporters of survivors commit to educating others on human trafficking awareness and prevention. Supporting survivors of human trafficking…


Cleveland, OH - While Hamayon Yaqobi, Senior Operations Manager at ASIA’s International Community Health Center, sat in quiet excitement for the naturalization ceremony to begin at the Carl B. Stokes Building, he was accompanied by two equally excited individuals who introduced themselves as Mike and Meg. When asked how they knew Hamayon—are you friends or family?—Meg smiled and said, a little bit of both. Those categories are not enough to describe their incredible bond. 


January 19, 2021

Akron Beacon Journal

'She's opening gates for my race:' Akron's Black and Indian American communities celebrate incoming VP Kamala Harris

June 9, 2020


Contact Tracing Is a Time-Tested Method for Fighting Outbreaks But It's Facing New Challenges

July 10, 2020

Column: Yesterday’s refugees are today’s Americans. We should be welcoming more of them.

OCTOBER 23, 2020

Akron Beacon Journal

Documentary highlights Asian American voters in battleground states

AUGUST 28, 2020

Hindered by pandemic, community groups try to save Cleveland’s census response

FEBRUARY 11, 2020


Coronavirus Is Fueling Prejudice, Asian-American Group Says