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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…


AKRON, Ohio – Asian Services in Action (ASIA) wishes the Ka’Ren community of Akron a happy Ka’Ren New Year. The Ka’Ren Community of Akron will host a holiday celebration on…

Asian Services in Action to Host Conversation and Book Signing with Curtis Chin

Akron, November 6, 2023 – Asian Services in Action (ASIA) is hosting an author talk and book-signing event for Curtis Chin, author of EVERYTHING I EVER LEARNED, I LEARNED IN…

What is Ohio State Issue 1?

Issue 1 would make updating or amending Ohio’s laws and Constitution more difficult. Proposed changes would need a larger number of votes in order to pass instead of simple majority.…

ASIA to host International Community Festival to celebrate Akron’s growing cultural diversity

Volunteer Highlight: Rod Garrison

Meet one of ASIA’s volunteers, Rod Garrison!   Rod is a retired architect with a lifelong love for bicycles. To him, bicycles represent transportation, recreation, and freedom. He taught himself how…

Asian Services in Action (ASIA) Endorses the Introduction of the New Deal for New Americans Act

March 23, Akron, OH– Asian Services in Action (ASIA) is proud to announce and support the reintroduction of the New Deal for New Americans Act (H.R. 1643), a comprehensive piece…

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Chinese Cultural Classes for Families

A China Experience For the Whole Family Join The Chinese Cultural Family Series First Four Sundays in August, 2009 2PM – 5PM At Asian Services In Action, Inc. 730 Carroll…

ASIA partners with the University Park Alliance for an innovative community street light monitoring program

The University Park Alliance recently awarded ASIA, Inc. $45,000 for a three-year community street light monitoring initiative.  The project aims to engage residents of the University Park neighborhood, including local…

United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland awards ASIA to work with Somali refugees

The United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland recently awarded ASIA, Inc. $7,000 to pilot a summer  mentoring program for Somali refugee youth.  The project will serve 25 youth primarily from…


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