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Mission Statement

A nurturing hub within the heart of Chinatown, the Chinese American Service League (CASL) connects families and individuals of all ages with the vital support they need to flourish physically, economically, mentally, and socially, enabling them to thrive and contribute to the greater Chicago community.

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Today, over 36 years later, CASL is the largest, most comprehensive social service agency in the Midwest dedicated to serving the needs of Chinese Americans. At CASL, we welcome all who walk through our doors regardless of age, gender and race. We provide child services, elder services, employment training services, family counseling, and housing and financial education to over 17,000 clients of all ages and backgrounds each year.

With more than 500 multilingual and multicultural professional and support staff - complemented by a team of over 700 dedicated volunteers - we offer our clients vital physical, economic, mental, and social support. Our $13 million budget - which includes generous contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporate donors - supports programming that primarily serves immigrants who often lack formal education, possess few transferable job skills, and know little of the new world around them. Since many of these individuals do not speak English and sometimes have no family or friends in the area, CASL becomes their instant family, friend, and teacher.

With our support, CASL clients become thriving residents of the greater Chicago community, making valuable contributions as independent, productive members of society. In the words of one of those clients, "We had nothing but our dreams. The Chinese American Service League helped us realize them."

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https://www.caslservice.org/volunteer

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