Indo-American Center6328 N. California AveChicago, IL 60659(Devon & California)• 27 full-time staffmembers• 10 part-time staffmembers• 10 volunteers butvaries
Indo-American CenterMission:"To promote the wellbeing of South Asianimmigrants through services that facilitatetheir adjustment, integration and friendshipwith the wider society, nurturing their senseof community and fostering appreciation fortheir heritage and culture."(indoamerica.org/history)
Indo-American CenterHistory:• Established in 1990 by a group of Indianimmigrants seeking to respond to the needs ofChicagos South Asian immigrant population• Originally a one-room office providingimmigration assistance• Has grown in size and offered services• Now the oldest South Asian organization inChicago (indoamerican.org/history)
Indo-American CenterServices:• Public Benefits Assistance• Citizenship and Immigration Assistance• Adult Literacy Program• Youth Development Program• Civics and American History• Computer Classes• Seniors Program• Workforce Development• Legal Clinic(indoamerican.org/programs-and-services)
Indo-American CenterYouth Development Program:• Mon - Fri, 3-6pm• Ages 6-12• Food provided by GreaterChicago Food Depository• Academic Assistance• Recreation Time• Physical Fitness• Social Development(indoamerican.org/youth-program)
Indo-American CenterStrengths:• Welcoming to all people• Staff is very dedicated to helping even on ameager wageWeaknesses:• Understaffed - only about 37 peopleservicing hundreds of people• Underfunded - operating on an annualbudget of $800,000
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