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.


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) Residence in Cook County (city or suburbs), (2) Ability to travel to suburban […]

SAAPRI Discusses Language Access on TV Show

On Monday, October 20, 2014 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 legal system. Melanie Grant, attorney at Equip for Equality, also […]

IABA-SAAPRI Networking Event

LET’S TALK ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY Indian American Bar Association (IABA) and South Asian American Policy & Research Institute (SAAPRI) Networking and Fundraising Event Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 5:30 – 8:00pm Zed451 739 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL Appetizers provided $15 at the door Please Come Support Us! If your organization is interested in co-hosting this […]

Idli & Immigration: Strategy Session

Chicago Public Library – Northtown Branch 6435 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL Saturday, September 27, 2014 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. We know the facts. Nearly 70% of South Asian Americans in Illinois are immigrants. Indian Americans are the second largest immigrant group in the Midwest. 67% of Indian Americans think that visa backlogs are a […]