Local Associations

Asian Business Association of Hampton Roads (ABAHR)

Our Mission:
To strengthen the Asian communities of Hampton Roads through cultural, economic, and social empowerment.

Our Vision:
An integrated and prosperous Asian community enriched through the preservation of our heritage.


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Asian Indians of Hampton Roads


To facilitate the involvement of people of Asian Indian origin in the mainstream of American Social fabric.
To promote the cultural heritage of the people of Asian Indian Origin.
To disseminate information on economic, social and political issues.
To promote voter registration and educate legislators on issues critical to Asian Indians.


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Chinese Community Association of Hampton Roads

The Chinese Community Association of Hampton Roads is organized for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including the education of its members and the general public about Chinese culture and history.


(757) 499-2675

Filipino American National Historical Society – Hampton Roads Chapter

The mission of the Filipino American National Historical Society shall be to promote understanding, education, enlightenment, appreciation and enrichment through the identification, gathering, preservation and dissemination of the history and culture of Filipino Americans in the United States.


Edwina Bergano
(757) 497-2988
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Indian American Forum for Political Education – Hampton Roads Chapter

Facilitates informal exchanges of ideas between forum members and political leaders, involves members in community, and public affairs.


Jagdish Singh
(757) 484-8770

Japan-Virginia Society

The Japan-Virginia Society (JVS) was founded in 1988 with the sponsoring leadership of Governor Gerald L. Baliles (1986-1990) and Ambassador Nobuo Matsunaga from Japan. The Society is a non-profit, non-political, educational membership organization.

The mission of The Japan-Virginia Society is dedicated to developing international cooperation, cultural understanding and sensitivity, and trade and investment between the citizens and businesses of the country of Japan and the Commonwealth of Virginia .

The Society and its programming are supported by a diverse membership of American and Japanese companies, economic development organizations, academic institutions, and individuals and families. New members of the Society are always welcome and if you or your organization have an interest in helping to bridge the Japanese and Virginia communities, please contact us concerning membership categories.


(804) 545-5666

Organization of Chinese Americans – Eastern Virginia Chapter (OCA-EVC)

OCA-Eastern Virginia Chapter (OCA-EVC) was founded by Dr. Richard Cheng in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1987 as one of 80 chapters and college affiliates today that embraces the hopes and aspirations of Chinese and Asian Pacific Americans in the United State.

Our Easter Virginia Chapter has strived to bring knowledge and helpful resources to the residents of Hampton Roads and help to build the dialogue with legislators to conserve and protect the quality of life of Asian Americans.

OCA-EVC is  non-profit, IRS tax exempt 501(c)3, non-partisan, non-sectarian organization dedicated to bringing programs and services to the community with the following mission in mind:

  • To Advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment
  • To promote civic participation, education and leadership
  • To advance coalitions and community building
  • To foster cultural heritage


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Pacific Islanders American Group of Virginia

From our first meeting, the vision for the Pacific Islanders American Group of Virginia is simply to preserve our culture, to educate others about our culture and to educate our people to become self-reliant, productive members of society – by focusing on the needs of our youth and teaching them, by example, to be civic minded and active citizens of the community in which they live.

Our overall mission is to bring together all Pacific Islanders (and islanders at heart!) striving to keep the “island spirit” alive – through programs, activities and workshops within the community.
As Pacific Islanders,WE HAVE A VOICE!


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Philippine Cultural Center of Virginia

The Philippine Cultural Center is a hub of social celebration, civic and religious functions, cultural and arts, health and senior citizen programs, historical presentations, as well as a general community meeting space for the Filipinos and Filipino-Americans of Hampton Roads.

The PCC opened its doors in 2000 after 25 years of planning and is managed by the Council of United Filipino Organizations of Tidewater (CUFOT), an umbrella organization for Fil-Am community groups. CUFOT strives to unify the Filipino-American community and their families.

The PCC is maintained by volunteers and solely funded by private donations and fundraising activities including the annual Miss Philippines and Mrs. Philippines pageants.


(757) 490-7600

Sangeet Sargam

A nonprofit cultural organization for supporting and presenting classical and light classical music and dance concerts from the Indian subcontinent. Started in 1995.


Bidhu Mohanty – President
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Virginia Beach Anime

The Virginia Beach Anime group is dedicated to all those who enjoy anime, manga, Japanese live action movies and dramas as well as Japanese culture.  If you are an Otaku in the Hampton Roads area, come on out to meet and chat with people who have the same interests.  We are in the process and planning some exciting events in the area and are sponsoring local cultural events.

Occasionally, we have special events such as viewing an anime or live action movie at the theater or going to local anime conventions.  If you want to join in the fun, send us an email or check out our Facebook page.



Young Filipino-American Professionals of Hampton Roads (YFP-HR)

Founded in 2003 by local Hampton Roads Filipino-Americans, YFPHR is a nonprofit organization with the focus of Community involvement; promoting and preserving Culture, and fostering Connections (friendships).

As an organization, our goal is to provide avenues for professional and personal development by utilizing the resources and wealth of experiences of our members thereby providing the vessel for individuals with shared ideals and passions to make a difference in this world — one project at a time.


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Young Filipino American Modern Dancers (YFAMD)


(757) 439-3391