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Causes: Ethnic & Immigrant Centers, Human Services, Immigration

Mission: The mission of the Indo-American Center is to promote the well-being of South Asian immigrants through services that facilitate their adjustment, integration, and friendship with the wider society, nurture their sense of community, and foster appreciation for their culture and heritage.

Target demographics: Low-income South Asian population in the Chicago area

Programs: Civic and immigration services

senior's program

public benefit assistance

promotion of south-asians through services that facilitate their adjustment, integration, and friendship with the wider society; nurture their sense of community. Computer education program, adult literacy program, youth development program and workforce development program.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

The Indo-American Center is a great place to volunteer! The adult ESL students are eager to learn English, and the staff gives great support so that I can volunteer without difficulty. It's great to feel that I can have an impact in the lives of immigrants to help them assimilate into the United States.

Comments ( 1 )


kcohn 12/14/2010

Terri, Thanks so much for your feedback about the Indo-American Center. We're very grateful to have you as a volunteer. Best, IAC Staff


Rating: 5

I worked at the Indo-American Center as an ESL teacher and tutor for about a month in October of 2010. I enjoyed it a lot and think that the center does a good job of providing essential services such as literacy and citizenship courses to recent arrivals to the States, and those seeking to improve their place here.
The Center provides literacy courses from pre-beginners (quite a challenge, if you don't speak your students' native language!) to those preparing to pass English literacy exams.
One of the things I appreciated about the Center was that, although it primarily caters to South Asian immigrants, it is open to all comers and serves as an important nexus for the variety of ethnic groups resident in West Rogers Park.