CASL is the largest, most comprehensive social service agency in the Midwest dedicated to serving the needs of
Chinese Americans. For 40 years, we have welcomed all who walk through our doors regardless of backgrounds,
lifestyles, and needs:
Providing an educational and cultural foundation for our children
Ensuring our seniors live full and independent lives with dignity
Enhancing education and training for tomorrow’s workforce
Strengthening families while honoring cultural heritage
Securing our community’s housing and financial well-being
With more than 500 multilingual and multicultural professional and support staff — complemented by a team of
over 250 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.”