Partner Organizations

Association of Chinese Americans, Inc. (ACA)
Bharatiya Temple of Metropolitan Detroit
Korean American Cultural Center of Michigan (KACCM)
Michigan Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (MAPI)
Michigan Chinese Women Association (MCWA)
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM)
Philippine Nurses Association of Michigan (PNAM)
Vietnamese American Association of Michigan (VAAM)

Association of Chinese Americans, Inc.

Asian Center Southeast Michigan has taught many health improvement workshops at Association of Chinese Americans (ACA), e.g., chronicle disease self-management, diabetes self-management, healthy eating and diabetes prevention. There were a few contracted programs, e.g., English as a Second Language, and diabetes prevention. We also offered several health fairs at their sites.

Address: 32585 Concord Drive, Madison Heights, MI 48071
Phone: (248) 585-9343


The Association of Chinese Americans, Inc. (ACA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1972. It is the founding chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), which currently has over 50 chapters and affiliates across the United States. In its 47 years of existence, ACA has strived to promote the general welfare of Chinese Americans and the Asian Pacific American community by supporting youth education, enhancing the lives of older adults and adults with disabilities, and reducing health disparities.

Through its four service centers that operate in the counties of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb, ACA plays a leading role in enriching the lives of Asian Pacific Americans in the Metro-Detroit region. The organization is one of several entities that serve the Chinese and Asian Pacific American communities, providing year-round programs that include social services, educational classes, preventive health care, and cultural events. At its four service-centers, ACA also offers ESL classes, Medicaid/Medicare assistance, health seminars, recreation and exercise activities, choir class, Tai Chi, naturalization services, social work services, health screenings, and more. ACA’s programs are specially targeted to reach youth, seniors, and low income individuals and families. Through its daily services, the organization directly reaches more than 2,000 people per year.

Bharatiya Temple of Metropolitan Detroit

Address: 6850 N Adams Rd, Troy, MI 48098
Phone (Temple Office): (248) 879-2552


The complex of Bharatiya Temple of Metropolitan Detroit includes the Main Pooja Hall, which could comfortably seat about 400 devotees, a Multi-purpose Hall with Yagna facilities, a Kitchen and Dining facility and a small apartment for priest or guests. The annual operating budget of the Temple is close to half a million dollars. The Temple currently has about six hundred dues paying member families with a large number of life members. A variety of religious services and poojas are performed during the week. The most notable is the Services during Sunday mornings (10:30am -12:00 noon) which are typically attended by a large congregation of 400 plus devotees. The Sunday services consist of a variety of activities such as regular prayers, Bhajans, religious single theme discourses respected visitors or certain learned members of the community and the discussions of Hindu philosophy and Hindu way of living. The format is varied to accommodate the interests of every cross-section of the community. Typically, English is used as the language for any discoursed or communication during the services. Quite frequently, the Temple is visited by various classes of religious studies students and associated faculty members from the universities and colleges in region.

Korean American Cultural Center of Michigan

Address: 24666 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: (248) 945-9044


The Korean American Cultural Center of Michigan (KACCM) was founded in 1965 to help Korean immigrants adjust to the culture in Michigan.  KACCM registered as a non-profit organization in 2002 and moved into its current location, 24666 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, Michigan 48075.  The mission of the KACCM organization is to provide the Korean community in Michigan with a variety of Korean cultural activities, cultural exchange events, health-promotion programs, education and counseling services to promote the quality of life and mutual understanding of cultural differences.

KACCM is proud to hold three signature events annually for the cultural enrichment of the Korean American community: the Danoh Festival, the Health Seminar Series, and the Korean Traditional Art Festival.  The Danoh Festival is held annually to celebrate Korean holiday that featured food, games, art contest, and entertainment that is open to the public.  The Danoh festival also features an art exhibition which showcases classical Korean dance, art and cuisine.  KACCM also holds its Health Seminar Series to promote health awareness in the Korean community.  KACCM art class students and teachers perform at the annual Korean Traditional Art Festival.

The KACCM organization also serves the community in Michigan with a variety of year-round services and culturally-enriching programs.  Some established programs are Korean translation services for hospitals and courtrooms All lessons are for the beginner, intermediate and advanced students, and the KACCM classes are open to public.

Michigan Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

Address: 28235 Southfield Rd, Lathrup Village, MI 48076
Phone: (248) 327-6748


The Michigan Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (MAPI) was founded in 1976 by a small group of gallant physicians of Indian origin. These founders defined and structured this organization as the first to support the international medical graduates of Indian origin. MAPI soon evolved into a larger entity as additional Indian physicians dedicated their time to the worthy causes of MAPI. In 1982, MAPI gave birth to a larger umbrella organization, the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), a national professional organization.

MAPI focuses primarily on issues surrounding practice of medicine by its members. It conducts educational activities through various professional channels and Continuing Medical Education (CME) meetings. Past speakers have included renowned physicians and high-ranking officers of various national medical associations, political leaders, and financial executives.

MAPI officers and members have voiced their opinions at both state and national levels. In addition, they have participated in medical associations throughout county and state levels in Michigan as well as at the national level in Washington D.C. Its members have consistently exhibited their abilities and reliance in various organizations including MAPI, AAPI, the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS), and the American Medical Association (AMA).

Michigan Chinese Women Association

Address: P. O. Box. 99111, Troy, MI 48099-9111
Contact (2017-2018):


Michigan Chinese Women Association (MCWA), a non-political, non-religious, non-profit organization, is dedicated to unite Chinese women in Michigan through community services,charities,educational seminars and cultural activities.

Mission: MCWA, a non-political, non-religious, non-profit organization, is dedicated to unite Chinese women in Michigan through community services, charities, educational seminars and cultural activities.

Vision:  Sponsor programs to enrich the livelihood of community through educational seminars and cultural events. Strengthen the volunteerism of MCWA members, partners and friends to serve the community at large, such as charity, public awareness and any endeavor to benefit society.

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) has been Asian Center Southeast Michigan’s partner since 2008 when we started teaching evidence-based health promotion workshops. Throughout the years, we had many programs collaborating together. Recently our work ties further by working on diabetes prevention. NKFM have been our technical support for this program. It’s on-going for the past 2 years and will further develop more workshops to the Asian American community.

Address: 1169 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: (734) 222-9800


Mission: To prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it.

Since 1955, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan has led the fight against kidney disease. We have enhanced the lives of many Michigan residents through our patient services, prevention programs, education programs, children’s programs and research.

Our efforts have also changed legislation, ensured quality care for patients and advanced medical knowledge. We have informed the public about kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity and increased awareness of the critical need for organ and tissue donations. The Foundation has accomplished such success with the help and generosity of the community.

The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Philippine Nurses Association of Michigan

Address: 15631 Fordham, Detroit, Michigan, 48205


The Phillipine Nurses Association of Michigan is a professional nursing organization founded on October 14, 1972, in response to the plight of H-1 visa nurses. Our founder is Adoring Brillantes Tuanquin. The current president is Ms. Sonia Montano. The resilience, commitment and loyalty of officers and members to uphold its mission serves as energizing element to face challenging times.

PNAM is a founding chapter member of the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA). The association and its members volunteer for community services locally, nationally and internationally; advocate for Filipino nurses with Human Rights issues; and consistently donate to the Philippine American Community Center of Michigan (PACCM) Fund.

As a professional nursing organization of Philippine Nurses in Michigan, PNAM will uphold a positive image and welfare of its constituent members; promote professional excellence and contribute to significant outcomes to healthcare and society.

Vietnamese American Association of Michigan

Address: PO Box 183204, Shelby Township, MI
Phone: (616) 633-2933


The Vietnamese American Association of Michigan (VAAM) was established in 2008, through a public election by Vietnamese Americans in Michigan. VAAM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the Internal Revenue Code.  VAAM’s mission is to preserve the Vietnamese culture and heritage, to assist underprivileged Vietnamese Americans with healthcare, social and civic issues, and to accelerate the integration process into the mainstream American society.

As VAAM grows to meet the service demand of Vietnamese American residents in Michigan, it is in constant need of volunteers, who are the rock foundation for non-profit work. If you can lend a hand or share an hour, please join us. Together we can make great things happen in Michigan.