South Asian American Policy & Research Institute

Empowering Communities For A Better Tomorrow

South Asian Americans

The growing significance of our community


SAAPRI conducts critical research and advances public policy.


SAAPRI hosts public events and educates diverse audiences.


November 25 at UIC: DACA & Education Resources for South Asians

Click here for more information and here for the Facebook event. SAAPRI is proud to partner with Indo-American Center, Apna Ghar, & Chicago Desi Youth Rising on this initiative. Contact us if you would like us to host a similar event at a religious institution, community center, or other location near you. UPDATE: We are […]

SAAPRI Featured in WBEZ Post-Election Analysis

The day after the 2014 elections, SAAPRI’s Ami Gandhi appeared on WBEZ’s Afternoon Shift to discuss access to the polls, immigration reform, and the need to hold all parties and elected officials accountable. US Senator Mark Kirk, Democratic strategist Dave Lundy, and Republican strategist Chris Robling also joined the conversation with reporter Niala Boodhoo. Listen […]

Paid Opportunity at Suburban Polls

The Cook County Clerk’s Office is currently hiring bilingual individuals who speak Hindi, Gujarati, or Urdu. This is a paid opportunity to help South Asian community members gain access to the polls during the elections on November 4, 2014. Requirements include: (1) Ability to travel to suburban Cook County (even if you live outside of […]

SAAPRI Discusses Language Access on TV Show

On Monday, October 20, 2014 at 10:00 pm (and re-airing again on Monday, November 3 at 10:00 pm), SAAPRI’s Ami Gandhi will appear on the TV show You and the Law on Chicago Access Network Television (CAN-TV Channel 21) to discuss problems and solutions for Chicagoans with limited English proficiency who need access to the […]