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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…

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…

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Asian Community Domestic Violence Survey

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Congratulations to the following 2009 Raffle Winners

1st prize – Jim Crutchfield 2nd prize – Margaret Wong 3rd prize – James Kitko (Cleveland Experience) & Mrs. Ling Lee (Akron Experience) 4th prize – Lucas Tielsch A big…

Dr. James K.C. Juan Scholarship

Application Now Available!


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