Our Mission

  • The Asian American Women’s Alliance, or AAWA, was founded in August 1996 and is a volunteer-based, non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Our funding comes from generous donors and fundraising activities.

  • AAWA seeks to create opportunities for mutual learning & nurturing, mentor relationships, career & leadership development, personal & group support, and engagement in community services.

Community Service and Support

  • AAWA is committed to helping others through community service.

  • Various community service activities that AAWA participates in include serving meals for the needy, visiting ill children in the hospital, providing scholarships.

  • AAWA establishes funds and gives scholarships for education and healthcare in our communities.

  • Establish partnerships with existing organizations who share AAWA’s vision

Leadership Development

  • Members develop their leadership abilities learning skills such as public speaking, teamwork, diversity/cultural understanding, risk-taking, and time/stress management while making life-time friends with people coming from all walks of life.
  • Some leadership development programs include Campus Camp Wellstone Leadership and Activism Training and the Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute.


  • Members of AAWA are community activists of all different ages, cultures, and backgrounds.

  • AAWA cultivates mentor relationships to support women in their personal/professional development.


  • AAWA establishes partnerships with other non-profit organizations and groups who share AAWA’s vision

  • Some organizations that AAWA has collaborated with in the past include:

    • Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
    • American Red Cross
    • Asian American Parent’s Association (AAPA)
    • Asian Pacific American Students for Leadership (APASL)
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