NAKASEC Virginia

NAKASEC VA develops holistic programs and campaigns that are guided by community members, meets immediate needs while building Asian American community power to make long-term systemic changes that address the root causes of these needs, and centers human connections. We believe that Asian Americans, low-income folks, working class people, immigrants, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and other targeted people must work together in order to have a more just and equitable Virginia for all.

Stay Informed

Keep updated with our newsletter!

Subscribe
Get Involved

Sign up to volunteer with us!

Volunteer
Support Our Work

Every contribution helps!

Donate

NAKASEC VA developed into something more than just a community organization for me... it was the first place where I found a sense of community since college. Not only did it allow me to fulfill my desire to give back to the community, I received something better in return.

It is the fact that NAKASEC VA listens to its constituents and supports its members that has me coming back.

Jeanna L.NAKASEC VA member & longtime volunteer

Take Action!

NAKASEC VA Programs

Click on the tabs to learn more!

NAKASEC VA staff and community members marching in a rally

NAKASEC VA organizes for local, state, & national policies that will make a just Virginia for all communities. We work with our communities to identify issues and solutions, design campaigns, raise our voices as a collective, and hold decision-makers accountable.

Current organizing campaigns include:

  • Immigrant Justice
    • #CitizenshipForAll
    • COVID-19 Mutual Aid Fund & COVID-19 Resource Guide
    • Implementation of in-state tuition for undocumented students
    • Comprehensive sanctuary policy to limit Fairfax County from collaborating with ICE
    • Providing Know Your Rights trainings
  • Health Care

For more information or to get involved with immigrant justice organizing, contact Clara Kim (ckim@nakasec.org).

For more information or to get involved with health care organizing, contact Zowee Aquino (zaquino@nakasec.org).

NAKASEC VA tabling about 2020 Census at KorUS

NAKASEC VA works to increase electoral participation of Asian Americans and other communities of color in Northern VA, because each voter we educate and turn out helps amplify Asian American voices, bring us closer to a true representative democracy, and advance social, economic, and racial justice in Virginia’s Asian American communities. Our grassroots organizing work aims to educate, mobilize, and protect voters through canvassing, phone banking, texting, mailers, and poll monitoring.

For more information or to get involved with our civic engagement work, contact Jasmine Wung (jwung@nakasec.org).

naturalization clinic

NAKASEC VA provides the following (now-virtual) services for low-income Asian Americans, in Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and English:

  • Naturalization application (N-400) assistance, including screenings for fee waivers
  • DACA renewals
  • Health care service referrals (in Fairfax County & Prince William County)

For more information or to make a naturalization appointment, contact Soyoung Yoon (syoon@nakasec.org or 703-256-2208).

For more information or to make an appointment about DACA renewals, contact Clara Kim (ckim@nakasec.org or 703-256-2208).

For more information or to make an appointment about health care service referrals, contact Ha Tang (htang@nakasec.org or 703-256-2208).

students sit on chairs in a circle

New Leaders Collective (NLC) is a leadership development program for youth between 18-24 years old. Through our organizing campaigns & community outreach, NLC equips young Asian American with the tools to organize with and for their communities. Participants will examine their own identities, learn community organizing theory, and plan their own community-based projects.

Check out what our Summer 2020 cohort is up to!

For more information about NLC, contact Zowee Aquino (zaquino@nakasec.org) or Jasmine Wung (jwung@nakasec.org).

Contact Us

Both of our physical locations are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. However, you can reach all staff at 703-256-2208.

Annandale location

4304 Evergreen Ln. Suite 104
Annandale, VA 22003

Centreville location

13890 Braddock Rd. Suite 309
Centreville, VA 20121