About OCA-East Bay


Our Mission

OCA AAPI Advocate East Bay promotes civic engagement and leadership towards the betterment of the AAPI communities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, working in tandem with OCA chapters nationwide.

Who We Are

The OCA-Asian American Advocates’ East Bay Chapter was established in 1987 to represent the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, mainly focused on the City of Oakland. The East Bay Chapter is part of the larger network of OCA-Asian American Advocates, which is headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1973 as the Organization of Chinese Americans, OCA is a national nonprofit organization consisting of over 100 chapters and affiliates across the country, dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. OCA aims to embrace the hopes and aspirations of all Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.


Our Impact



in scholarships for high school oakland youth

to pursue their goals and dreams of attending college.


Years Serving the apa community

through OCA-East Bay’s professional development, advocacy and community initiatives.


pounds of trash collected each month

through our PickitUp Chinatown, where we partner with local non-profits and merchants to beautify Chinatown.