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South Asian Americans For a Stronger Michigan

SAAVI is a non-profit, non-partisan community organization to serve specific issues of South Asian Americans through advocacy, education, and outreach efforts.

According to the 2010 Census, South Asian Americans are the largest group of people of Asian ethnicity in metro-Detroit (about 70,000).

The South Asian American community includes people originally from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

SAAVI will be an empowering agent to pan-Asian Pacific American organizations in Michigan by providing access to groups that are dis-enfranchised due to religious and linguistic differences and to ensure we address the collective needs of the APA community.

In addition, SAAVI will also work in coalition with several grassroots advocacy groups, places of worship and cultural organizations in addition to city, county, and state agencies.

A DEMOGRAPHIC SNAPSHOT OF SOUTH ASIANS IN THE UNITED STATES
 


Vision:

Create an empowered South Asian American community and address the issues through education, advocacy, and outreach programs so that we all thrive in the greater American society.


Mission:

  To create impact on the SAA community by addressing specific needs through education, advocacy, and outreach programs especially in the areas of health, employment, immigration, and civil rights

  To educate SAA community members on their rights and civic responsibilities

  To partner with pan-Asian Pacific American organizations in serving the APA community

  To join with coalition groups, both local and national, to address social justice issues

 
 

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