WHAT WE DO
I. Cultural Integration: Programs for South Asian Seniors, Parents, and Youth to promote health and harmony.
a) HUM Group:
Monthly HUM event for seniors to socialize, share life experiences, have spiritual conversations, enjoy tasty food, and have FUN.
Date: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Time: 11 am to 2 pm.
b) AshaUSA Mental Health Matters Events:
Programs to increase awareness and decrease stigma associated with mental Health.
c) South Asian Family Education:
Bi-cultural parenting, South Asian Youth Leadership training, college readiness, etc.
II. Research and Mentorship:
AshaUSA routinely collaborates with MDH, University of Minnesota, and graduate/ under graduate students from different Universities to conduct research focused on addressing issues specific to South Asian community living in Minnesota. Mentorship of High school, undergraduate and graduate students in their research and community service projects
III. South Asian Cultural Education:
a) Presentations to community-at-large:
Presentations to educational institutions, healthcare providers, and government agencies.
b) Under the Banyan Tree (UBT) - Story Telling Project:
“Under the Banyan Tree” hopes to engage, educate and build fellow Minnesotans’ understanding and perceptions of South Asian Americans who call Minnesota home.
Interested in getting involved? Please contact Sayali at
PROJECTS IN THE PIPE-LINE
1. HUM Group (outdoor activities, rides to HUM monthly event)
2. Mental Health Matters:
Panel Discussions on “Between Two Worlds: Parenting Teens and Pre-teens”
Youth Affinity Groups
3. Monthly Podcast series on issues related to cultural integration
4. Research on Workplace Integration