Chinese American Citizens Alliance

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Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.) is a non-partisan Chinese American fraternal, benevolent non-profit organization founded in 1895 in San Francisco, California to secure equal rights for Americans of Chinese ancestry and to better the welfare of their communities. It was originally named the Native Sons of the Golden State and changed to its present name to CACA in 1927.

The Chinese Times, founded in 1924 by Walter U. Lum, became the official and national newspaper of the Alliance for over 60 years.

Local lodges are in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Houston, Texas; Las Vegas, Nevada; Los Angeles, California; Greenville, Mississippi; Oakland, California; Orange County, California; Peninsula (Santa Clara County, California); Phoenix, Arizona; Portland, Oregon; Salinas, California; San Antonio, Texas; Greater San Gabriel Valley, California; San Francisco, California; Tucson, Arizona; Chicago, Illinois and Washington, D.C.

The Chinese American Citizens Alliance LA Lodge Youth Council (YC) was formed in August 2001 and is a subsidiary of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance. It was created in response to the growing number of students seeking college entry counseling. The main goals of the Youth Council are to assist students with the college admission process, provide opportunities for them to perform community service and for youth leadership development. Membership currently consists of high school students, college students, and recent college graduates residing in the San Fernando Valley, Chinatown, Foothill (Arcadia and Temple City), West and East San Gabriel Valley. (cited from www.cacayc.org)

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