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Who We Are

Founded in April 2002, Asian Pacific-Islander American Association of Greater Rochester is a not-for-profit corporation committed to collecting, documenting and preserving the history of Asian/Pacific Islander/Americans (APA) in Greater Rochester, New York. In September 2003, we received approval for 501(c)3 non-profit status.

While we primarily document, preserve and promote written, oral and visual histories, we also promote communication and relationships among Asian and Pacific Islander ethnic groups and help foster a sense of pride in belonging to the Greater Rochester community. Toward these goals, we initiated projects such as the oral history project (audio and videotaping personal historical accounts), documentary heritage project (surveying and cataloging our community's historical documents), and establishing events to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month in May, and other Asian festivals. We have produced an annual film series, a documentary of our own, various community photography projects, lectures, presentations, and video and photo exhibits.

Our organizational structure consists of the Board of Directors and working committees for programming, communications, finance, technology, and outreach/diversity. We have been recognized by the following organizations with grants in support of these programs: