Join Us at our Annual Gala!

We are thrilled to invite you to join us for our upcoming Night Market Gala, a fundraising event on June 22 in Forest Park! 


This year, we are excited to embrace the vibrant Asian Night Market culture, offering a unique and engaging experience.


Join us and distinguished guest Michelle Hanabusa, founder of #Hate is a Virus, to celebrate St. Louis’s diverse Asian American heritage and unity, bringing everyone together for an evening of joy, networking, and community building! 

About Us

Womens Summit November 2023

Starting out in the kitchen of the late Dr. William and Mrs. Anne Tao, esteemed Chinese American leaders in early St. Louis, OCA began humbly but has since transformed into a prominent civil rights advocacy group. Today, as a 501c3 organization, the headquarter of OCA is based in Washington, D.C. and has expanded to include more than 60 chapters across the country.

Our Vision



Our programs and civic engagement activities have helped over 2000 local St. Louisans of all ethnicities become more involved citizens.



From art exhibits to volunteer work, engaging with corporations, agencies and organizations leads to a greater understanding of the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of Asian-Pacific Americans.


Educate and Act

In response to the increased rise of Anti-Asian/American, xenophobic harassment, and anti-hate towards marginalized communities of color, OCA provides educational and awareness tools to combat these types of systemic problems.



Mentoring Asian Pacific Professionals (MAPP) aims to cultivate the next generation of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) professional leaders through mentoring, skills building, and networking.

Become a Member Today

Whether you are a student, working professional, entrepreneur or for-profit organization, we have programs and experienced board members that can assist you. We are here for the members of the community so they may be informed and empowered. Please read all the details below to learn how and why becoming a member of one of the largest Asian Pacific organizations will help you.

White House Initiative December 2023

Support our work in advocacy, community education and leadership development!