OCA-CVC was founded in Richmond, Virginia in August 1978.

The national organization, OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates, has an extensive network of over 100 chapters, affiliates, and partners from around the country.

OCA-CVC is a 501(c)3 membership driven organization dedicated to the betterment of Chinese and other Asian Pacific Americans. In addition, the organization strives to foster development, leadership, and engagement through its various programs.
If you need assistance, OCA-CVC can connect you with a strong nationwide support system.
当你需要帮助, 维中分会是你与全美华人联系的管道.

Mission Statement

To advance the social, political, and economic well-being of Chinese and other Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.
¨ Advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment

¨ Promote civic participation, education and leadership

¨ Advance coalitions and community building

¨ Foster cultural heritage

Why OCA National?

United we have a stronger voice


As a very small minority group in the United States, Chinese and other Asian Pacific Americans are easily excluded from the federal and state policy making process and/or ignored by policy decision makers.

OCA is engaged in organizing its over 100 chapters and affiliates across the nation to develop both leadership and community involvement. OCA chapters and our affiliates are establishing strong local programs in all parts of the country.

OCA's headquarters in Washington, D.C. gives the OCA National Center an effective vantage point for monitoring legislation and policy issues affecting Asian Pacific Americans. In addition, OCA is able to build national support and to work in coalition with other national groups around issues affecting Asian Pacific Americans.

The many achievements of OCA over the past 40 years have been possible only through the commitment of many dedicated friends, members, officers, family, corporate partners, colleagues and leaders in the Chinese and Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Yet, there is much left to do to accomplish our mission.