Meet the NCSO

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Shya­ma Kuver / Heart Over Crown

Since 2008, the National Coalition of South Asian Organizations (NCSO) has been a con­stel­la­tion of orga­ni­za­tions around the U.S. that pro­vides sup­port to, orga­nizes, and advo­cates on behalf of South Asian com­mu­ni­ties. It has been coor­di­nat­ed by South Asian Amer­i­cans Lead­ing Togeth­er (SAALT).

After near­ly 12 years the NCSO remains a cru­cial space for our con­stel­la­tion of orga­ni­za­tions. As orga­ni­za­tions that serve, work with, orga­nize, and advo­cate for South Asians in the U.S., we share these com­mon val­ues and beliefs:

  • We are peo­ple cen­tered
  • We believe in caste abo­li­tion
  • We believe in racial jus­tice
  • We hon­or growth and build­ing com­mu­ni­ty pow­er

Read the NCSO Membership Guidebook for more infor­ma­tion on the NCSO’s mis­sion, val­ues, struc­ture, and application process. If your mis­sion and val­ues are in align­ment we wel­come you to apply!

If you have any ques­tions please con­tact SAALT’s Part­ner­ships Man­ag­er at partnerships@saalt.org 

Cur­rent NCSO mem­bers work in the fol­low­ing areas:

Cal­i­for­nia

Geor­gia

Illi­nois

Mary­land

New Jer­sey

New York

North Car­oli­na

Texas

Wash­ing­ton

Wash­ing­ton, D.C.

Dig­i­tal

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