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Uniting and Promoting the Asian American Community in San Antonio

Bringing Asian communities together

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Asian American Alliance of San AntonioAbout Us

Mission: The Asian American Alliance of San Antonio is an organization formed with the purpose to unite and promote the Asian American community in San Antonio through community engagement and leadership development.

The Asian American Alliance of San Antonio (AAASA) is an entity created in 2014 with Asian organizations as its members. As a non-partisan, not for profit organization, its mission is to unite and promote the Asian American community in San Antonio and to help our city be a great place to live, work, and raise families.

It was formed after a group of Asian community leaders met in fall 2014 to discuss how Asians of different ethnicities can collaborate and communicate better among themselves and be more involved in the community at large. Its goal is not to duplicate the efforts currently made by its member organizations but to leverage their resources and complement each organization’s efforts.

AAASA will focus on issues that affect the Asian community and the city as a whole.

Spearheaded by the first elected president, Elisa Chan, the AAASA currently has 17 members with more joining every day. With the success that the Asian community has had economically, educationally, and culturally, the AAASA is excited to be even more involved in the community and help San Antonio and its growing Asian population prosper.

In Texas alone, there are 1.1 million Asian Americans with a growth rate of 7.9% in the span of just two years (2010-2012). Adding to this growth is the steady increase of Asian Americans coming to San Antonio. At the moment Asian Americans make up about 2.5% of the population of San Antonio (2012 American Community Survey) which translates to over 36,000 individuals with Chinese and South Asian Americans each making up 37% respectively, Japanese making up 12% and 14% coming from all other parts of Asia. Among the adult population aged 25 and above in Bexar County, 51% of Asian Americans have a bachelor’s degree or higher followed by Caucasian adults at a distant second of 30%. For Asian Americans in Bexar County, the top 3 occupational choices are sales, food services, and office administration. However proportionally, the top three professions with over representations of Asian Americans in Bexar County are computer and mathematical occupations, doctors/ physicians/ scientists, and personal care occupations, relative to the overall population average. Asians are also over represented as business owners, where Asian owned businesses make up 3.6% of all businesses when Asian Americans represent only 2.5% of the population in the San Antonio area.

Member OrganizationsAcross the Community

Alamo Asian American Chamber of Commerce
Alamo Asian American Chamber of Commerce
Anuja San Antonio
Anuja San Antonio
Chinese American Citizen Alliance
Chinese American Citizen Alliance
Gujarati Samaj of San Antonio
Gujarati Samaj of San Antonio
India Association of San Antonio
India Association of San Antonio
Organization of Filipinos in Texas
Organization of Filipinos in Texas
Pakistani American Association of San Antonio
Pakistani American Association of San Antonio
Philippine Nurses Association
Philippine Nurses Association
San Antonio Chinese Alliance
San Antonio Chinese Alliance
Shree Ramkabir Bhakta Samaj of San Antonio
Shree Ramkabir Bhakta Samaj of San Antonio
South Texas Merchants Association
South Texas Merchants Association
Vietnamese American Community of San Antonio
Vietnamese American Community of San Antonio
Association of Convenience Store Retailers
Chinese Society of San Antonio
Educational Foundation
Greater San Antonio Chinese Chamber of Commerce
Muslim Cultural Heritage Society
San Antonio Hotel Owners Association

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