South Asian American Policy & Research Institute

Empowering Communities For A Better Tomorrow

South Asian Americans

The growing significance of our community

Projects

SAAPRI conducts critical research and advances public policy.

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SAAPRI hosts public events and educates diverse audiences.

News

SAAPRI’s Harish Patel Featured in WBEZ Post-Election Analysis

Just after the polls closed following the 2015 Chicago elections, SAAPRI’s Civic Engagement Fellow Harish I. Patel joined WBEZ’s post-election coverage to discuss the South Asian American community’s concerns this election season – including immigrant integration, small business ownership, language access, and police accountability – and the huge growth of South Asian voters with more […]

MAP: South Asian-Serving Institutions in Illinois

South Asian American Policy & Research Institute (SAAPRI) is pleased to provide this map of South Asian-serving institutions in Illinois as a resource for the community, published in February 2015 in conjunction with the report Voter Registration, Activation, and Engagement in South Asian American Communities in Illinois. SAAPRI thanks Civic Engagement Fellow Harish I. Patel […]

Paid Opportunity for Bilingual Citizens

The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners is 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 municipal elections on February 24, 2015. Requirements include: (1) U.S. citizenship, (2) registered to vote in Cook County, (3) residence in […]

January 8 at IAC: Roundtable on Administrative Immigration Relief

Indo-American Center, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) & South Asian American Policy & Research Institute (SAAPRI) invite you to be part of a Roundtable on Administrative Immigration Relief Thursday, January 8th, 4:30-5:30 PM Indo-American Center 6328 North California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60659 FREE EVENT – RSVP BELOW! In anticipation of significant changes […]