Our mission

North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to supporting equity and justice for all by fostering community among AAPIs and allies in North Carolina through civic engagement, leadership development, grassroots mobilization and political participation.

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Our Vision

Our vision is for a more inclusive democracy built by drawing on the strength of diverse traditions, common values and community togetherness. We envision a socially conscious and informed society that integrates greater participation and representation by AAPIs. We believe that for such a society to exist we must work within a cross-racial, cross-ethnic framework focused on grassroots power and solidarity.

Guiding Principles and Core Strategies

Our work is guided by the following principles and strategies:

  • Increasing visibility of the rapidly growing AAPI population in the state by lifting up our voices in the public discourse
  • Working within an intersectional framework for racial justice and civil rights
  • Creating structural change, as well as, greater justice within current systems
  • Building a pipeline for the next generation of AAPI leaders
  • Empowering AAPIs statewide in civic engagement and movement building by providing resources, training and education towards a long term social justice agenda.
  • Connecting existing networks of AAPIs to support each other
  • Bringing folks together and supporting each other and each other’s issues