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Who We Are

Largest social service agency in the Midwest serving Asian Americans…

CASL is an all-inclusive nonprofit agency with 40+ years of experience educating youth, caring for seniors, training the workforce, placing  immigrants on the path to citizenship, and securing our community’s housing and financial wellbeing.

Thought leaders who constantly innovate the way we serve…

When the stay-at-home order came, CASL was ready to serve clients either remotely or through safe distancing and protection practices. Our community’s needs can change in an instant, and we prepare ourselves for any needs that can arise.

Strategic about our community’s ever-changing needs…

Our Center for Social Impact uses Salesforce to evaluate client data, help staff make informed decisions, prove program impact through dashboards, aid in shaping policy, and pivot to assist with data during remote operations.


Hours of service: remote and in person

(3/17/20 - 5/31/21)


Individuals served: remotely and in person

(3/17/20 - 5/31/21)


Meals served to 300+ seniors at 6 locations

(4/13/20 - 5/31/21)

Latest Projects

New Department: CERC

Our Community Equity Research Center (CERC) is designed to work in tandem with our Center for Social Impact to leverage data-backed insights and help CASL work toward a more equitable future for Chicago’s AAPI community.

Senior Meals Program

Designate your gift to the SENIOR MEALS PROGRAM and help us provide three nutritious, freshly cooked, culturally appropriate meals per weekday to hundreds of seniors in our Chinatown community.

Alzheimer’s Program

CASL’s Alzheimer’s Program is an authority on Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, care-giving, and support and strategies for whole families–thanks to a grant from the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

Generations of Service…

Many of the households we serve are multigenerational with three or more generations all living under the same roof. But even when this isn’t the case, CASL is dedicated to fulfilling the needs of entire families no matter how many roofs they live under. Families are the foundation of our community, and when our foundation is strong, our community can thrive.

Supporter Spotlight

Join the CASL Family!

Our volunteers, sponsors, funders, and donors are the lifeblood of CASL. Without you, our staff would not be able to provide comprehensive vital services to thousands of Chicagoans every year. Please take a moment to view the highlighted supporters to the right, and click on the button below to contact us about opportunities.

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