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ASIA, Inc. Publishes 2018-2019 Annual Report

Akron, OH – Asian Services In Action, Inc., a critical provider of healthcare, social services, and advocacy for the growing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities of Northeast Ohio, has…

ASIA, Inc. Celebrates Nationwide Preliminary Injunctions Against The Public Charge Rule

For Immediate Release October 18, 2019 Akron – We celebrate the news that the federal courts in New York and Washington granted nationwide preliminary injunctions against the Public Charge rule…

Thank You To Everyone Who Attended The Open House!

Left photo: (from left to right) ASIA CEO Elaine Tso, ASIA Co-founders May and CF Chen, Sam Deshazior, Director of Business Retention & Expansion for the City of Akron, ASIA Board…

ASIA, Inc.’s Microloan Program Assists Immigrants and Refugees Reach Their Dreams of Becoming Small Business Entrepreneurs

 Ali Bai inside Lucky Seven Family Grocery Store. Akron, OH – Ali Bai, his wife Rokimar Bi, and five kids came to the United States from Burma as refugees in…

ASIA, Inc. Condemns Trump’s Rule Targeting Legal Immigrants

ASIA, Inc. Condemns Trump’s Rule Targeting Legal Immigrants Press Release For Immediate Release August 14, 2019 Media Contact: Kimlee Sureemee 216-881-0330 Ext. 8811 Akron, Ohio – Asian Services In…

ASIA, Inc. Publishes Summer 2019 Sustainability Services Department Quarterly Newsletter

Asian Services In Action (ASIA), Inc. today published its Sustainability Services Department Summer 2019 Newsletter. The full newsletter is now available online here. The quarterly newsletter is filled with stories that…

International Community Empowerment Project (ICEP) Holds Week-Long Debate Program

Last week the International Community Empowerment Project (ICEP) program held a week-long debate program, thanks to the coordination of Ming-Hao Shiao. Shiao connected with ASIA, Inc. through an outreach initiative…

ASIA, Inc. Announces Date of 2019 Annual Fall Gala & Fundraiser

Asian Services In Action, Inc. (ASIA) will host an evening of fun and elegance during the 2019 Annual Gala & Fundraiser. The Gala will take place on November 15, 2019 at…

ASIA, Inc. Stands In Solidarity with El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio 

Akron, OH – We are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the devastating assaults that resulted in 31 deaths and 50 wounded this weekend in El Paso, Texas and…


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


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.