Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • Sat, January 06, 2018
    • Sat, December 01, 2018
    • 12 sessions
    • Hope Clinic, 7001 Corporate Drive, Suite 120, Houston, Texas 77036

    We provide legal permanent residents (green card holders) with almost everything you need to apply for citizenship, including one-on-one consultations with immigration specialists and attorneys.   

    Citizenship Applicants please bring:

    - Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)

    - Social Security Card

     - Driver's License or State Identification Card

    - Passport (Current and Previous Passports)

    - Birth Certificate

     *If divorced please bring your former spouse(s) information: date of divorce, marriage, birthday, citizenship status and full name

     **Have the last 5 years of school, residence and employment including start and end dates, job titles, and address. 

    If you have ever had a traffic ticket, even a past ticket, you will need to get a certified disposition letter which will detail each of your old tickets and what the outcome was from the County Courthouse where you received the ticket. This is mandatory.

    You will also need to get a letter about your current status and that you do not have any pending tickets against you. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email or by phone. Information listed below.

    1st Saturday each month | 9:30 a.m.—12 noon| HOPE Clinic, 7001 Corporate Dr., #120

    Help immigrants apply for citizenship! We will provide lunch.   If you would like to volunteer, please contact to confirm.


    Aarica Chambers


    (281) 968-9131 (Text is best)

    • Fri, September 21, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Ocean Palace Restaurant, 11215 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77072

    The OCA-Greater Houston annual “They Serve With Honor” Awards Reception & Charity Casino is a signature event that encourages local companies and organizations to recognize the Asian Pacific Americans in their workplace who actively participate in civic and community affairs; help eliminate prejudices and stereotypes about Asian Pacific Americans; and foster positive images to enhance the appreciation of Asian Pacific Americans in the workplace who may otherwise be overlooked as the proverbial “unsung hero.” We all know that knowledge is key to eradicating racism and fostering understanding.  We are proud to have APA Employee Honorees that exemplify this commitment of equality who “Serve with Honor.”

    Each year OCA-Greater Houston honors community members who give selflessly for the betterment of others with the presentation of its Outstanding Community Achievement Award. The APA community is richer and fuller due to their work on behalf of the community. As an organization of community advocates, OCA-Greater Houston is proud of the accomplishments of all the awardees and honorees each year as they truly reflect the best qualities of the Asian Pacific American community and represent us as a community in all walks of life.

    Register now:

    Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Awardee
    The Honorable Theresa Chang, Civil Court 2
    Outstanding Achievement Awardee
    Thomas Nguyen, Peli Peli
    Outstanding Asian Pacific Americans
    in the workplace who "Serve With Honor"
    Helen Chou, Houston Public Library
    Prof. Randall Xu, University of Houston – Clear Lake
    Albert Liou, Esq., Jones Day
    Sagun Amatya, ConocoPhillips

    • Sat, September 22, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Houston, 9090 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074

    “The Impact of Espionage Investigations on The Asian American Community”

    An educational forum about the importance and potential dangerous impacts of the economic espionage act and other related policies.

    – How to protect yourselves and your institutions.

    Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10AM-3PM

    Crowne Plaza Houston
    9090 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074

    Register and Attend:


    10:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
    10:15 a.m. Panel Discussion I


    • Gordon Quan, Managing partner of the Quan Law Group; Former Houston City Council Member


    • Andrew Chongseh Kim, Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Visiting Scholar, South Texas College of Law
    • FBI Special Agent Michael Morgan
    • Kent Shaffer, Partner, Bires & Schaffer

    12 noon Lunch

    Keynote Speaker:

    • Nelson Dong, Partner, Head of National Security Law Group, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

    1 p.m. Panel Discussion II


    • Dr. Da Hsuan Feng, Former Vice President for Research at the University of Texas (Dallas); Former Advisor to the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Curt Weldon.


    • George Wu, Partner, IP Law, McAndrews Held & Malloy LTD
    • Dr. Juan Sanchez, Temple Foundation Endowed Professor; Former Vice President for Research at the University of Texas (Austin)
    • Nelson Dong, Partner, Head of National Security Law Group, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

    2:45 p.m. Closing Remarks




    Asian American Bar Assoc. of Houston
    Asian Pacific American Public Affairs, Houston Texas Chapter
    Chinese American Bar Assoc. of Houston
    Chinese American Citizens Alliance Houston Lodge
    Chinese American Petroleum Association
    Chinese Civic Center
    Chinese Professional Club
    Houston 80-20 Asian American PAC
    Houston Chinese Alliance
    Houston Chinese Faculty Association
    Houston Community College System Chinese Student Scholar Association
    OCA Greater Houston
    U.S. Chinese People’s Friendship Association

    • Sat, September 29, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Southwestern National Bank, 6901 Corporate Dr, Houston, TX 77036

    You're invited to OCA-Greater Houston's Starry Nite Lite Mid Autumn Festival on Saturday, September 29th, 2018!

    The Starry Nite Festival was created to highlight and celebrate the diversity of AAPI Artists, Culture, and Community. Organized by a dedicated team of volunteers to benefit community non-profit organizations and AAPI Artists, the mission of Starry Nite Festival is to create an AAPI community space that promotes Civic Engagement and Asiatown Houston as a cultural destination for the Arts. Thank you for your support!

    FREE ENTRANCE! Bring your friends and family!

    Register now!

    • Sat, October 27, 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Houston Public Library Robinson-Westchase, 3223 Wilcrest Drive Houston, TX 77042

    Join OCA-Greater Houston for our book talk with Bao Phi, award-winning slam poet and author of A Different Pond. He will speak at the Houston Public Library Robinson-Westchase Branch on Saturday, October 27, 2018

    October 27, 2018, 7:00 PM

    Houston Public Library Robinson-Westchase
    3223 Wilcrest Dr, Houston, TX 77042

    Bao Phi is a Vietnamese American spoken word artist. A two-time Minnesota Grand Slam champion and National Poetry Slam finalist, he was born in Saigon, Vietnam and grew up in Minneapolis. The author of the Refugeography poetry CD, Bao Phi has performed at numerous venues including New York City poet’s cafes and the University of California, Berkeley.

    A Different Pond, his award-winning picture book, follows a Vietnamese American boy fishing at a lake as his father reminiscences about a pond in their homeland, Vietnam. Bao Phi’s skillfully crafted words reveal and reflect on themes of immigration, racism, and the power of nature.

    Community Partners:

    APAHA, BPSOS Houston, Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA), Chinese Community Center (CCC), Chinese Professional Club (CPC), Daya, Inc., Emgage USA, JACL Houston Chapter, Filipino American National Heritage Society Houston (FANHS), UNIPRO, VN Teamwork, Vox Culture

Past events

Thu, September 13, 2018 Beyond the Headlines: Examining Today's Immigration Landscape
Fri, September 07, 2018 8th Annual B3 Asian American Leadership Forum
Sat, August 25, 2018 OCA READS Book Talk: SANPAKU by Kate Gavino
Wed, August 22, 2018 TEA Talks: Improving Data Quality for Better Decisions
Sun, August 05, 2018 Info-session on upcoming Aug 25 Harvey Flood Protection Bond Election
Sat, June 02, 2018 MAAP Houston 2018
Thu, May 31, 2018 HAAPIFEST 2018
Sat, April 28, 2018 Starry Nite Festival Spring 2018
Sat, April 28, 2018 Starry Nite Festival
Sat, April 21, 2018 The Finding Cleveland Experience - live film & music experience
Wed, April 18, 2018 OCA-GH TEA Talks: Women's Rights and Reproductive Justice
Sun, April 08, 2018 The Value of Immigrants: The 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act and U.S.
Sat, March 31, 2018 Youth Take Action - Ready, Set, Go
Wed, February 21, 2018 TEA Talks: Shades - AAPI and African American Intersectionality
Mon, February 19, 2018 2018 AAPI Public Policy Impact Forum
Sat, February 10, 2018 Houston NYMLI Training | OCA - Greater Houston
Wed, January 24, 2018 2nd Annual Big Bao Battle Food Competition
Wed, December 13, 2017 Networking Happy Hour: Co-Hosted by Nexgen Exchange and OCA GH
Sun, December 10, 2017 OCA-Greater Houston Supporters Holiday Party
Sat, November 18, 2017 2017 Membership & Volunteers Appreciation Picnic & Board Elections
Wed, November 15, 2017 OCA-GH TEA Talks - "Racial Slurs: Slants/FOB: What's In A Name?"
Tue, November 07, 2017 Get Out The Vote! Houston 2017 Elections
Fri, November 03, 2017 Womxn Power: Creating Strength Through Community
Fri, October 27, 2017 OCA Corporate Achievement Awards
Mon, October 23, 2017 HISD Phonebanking
Sun, October 15, 2017 Dream Together! AAPIs Standing Up For Immigration Rally
Fri, October 13, 2017 "They Serve With Honor" Awards Dinner
Sat, September 30, 2017 Starry Nite Festival
Sat, September 30, 2017 Fraud Prevention Community Workshop
Sat, September 30, 2017 OCA APA Y-Advocate: Youth Leadership Training
Tue, September 26, 2017 HAAPI Hour!
Wed, September 20, 2017 TEA Talks: Rally! Bridging our Communities in light of SB4
Wed, September 06, 2017 TEA Dinners: Legislation Changes to Our Schools
Mon, September 04, 2017 Annual Backpack Stuffing with CARE Coalition
Fri, August 18, 2017 7th Annual B3 Asian American Leadership Forum
Sat, August 12, 2017 OCA READS Book Talk: Dr. Madeline Y. Hsu
Thu, August 03, 2017 OCA National Convention
Wed, July 19, 2017 TEA Talks: AALDEF 2016 Elections TX Exit Poll Presentation
Tue, July 04, 2017 CARE Coalition July 4th Festival
Sat, June 10, 2017 HAAPI Film Fest 2017 - Closing Arts Night!
Sat, June 10, 2017 OCA-GH TEA Talks - Disproportionate: A Mass Incarceration Problem
Fri, June 09, 2017 HAAPI Film Fest 2017, Weekend Two
Fri, June 02, 2017 HAAPI Film Fest 2017, Weekend One
Thu, June 01, 2017 Opening Night, HAAPI Film Festival 2017
Wed, May 17, 2017 TEA Talks: Standing in Solidarity with our Muslim American Community
Sat, May 13, 2017 Citywide Citizenship Assistance Forum
Sat, May 13, 2017 MAAP (Mentoring Asian American Professionals)
Fri, May 05, 2017 NQAPIA Regional Summit
Sun, April 30, 2017 AALDEF 2016 Exit Poll Results Presentation
Sat, April 01, 2017 MAAP (Mentoring Asian American Professionals)
Thu, March 30, 2017 March HAAPI Hour
Wed, March 15, 2017 TEA Talks: Acceptance - Love is Love
Tue, February 21, 2017 HAAPI Hour
Sat, February 11, 2017 JA Trade Fair
Sat, January 28, 2017 Lunar New Year Festival
Fri, January 27, 2017 RUCAA Commemorating 100 years of Asians at Rice, “Off the Menu: Asian America” Film Screening
Wed, January 25, 2017 OCA Serves Spring Project
Sun, January 22, 2017 Running for Office 101
Sat, January 07, 2017 Citizenship Forums
Thu, December 15, 2016 Community Reception for Anne Sung
Wed, December 07, 2016 OCA Greater Houston Presents: Big Bao Battle!
Tue, November 29, 2016 TYRUS Houston Premiere
Sat, November 19, 2016 Members & Volunteers Appreciation & Election Picnic
Thu, November 17, 2016 OCA-Greater Houston MAAP & B3 AALF Mixer/Reunion
Sat, November 05, 2016 OCA College and Career Roundtable
Wed, October 26, 2016 APAHM Speaker Series: DANakaDAN
Mon, October 17, 2016 APAHM Speaker Series: Jason Chu
Fri, October 14, 2016 Plenary Sessions: Civic Engagement and Women Empowerment
Fri, October 14, 2016 Career Panels: Business/Law/Mid-Career
Fri, October 14, 2016 B3 Conference Luncheon
Fri, October 14, 2016 Diamond Leadership : How to Shine Brilliantly!
Fri, October 14, 2016 6th Annual B3 Asian American Leadership Forum
Sat, October 08, 2016 APA Y Advocate Training
Wed, September 21, 2016 GOTV TEA Talk
Wed, August 31, 2016 Disparities in K-12 Education for APA Students
Sat, August 13, 2016 The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority" by Madeline Y. Hsu (Book Talk)
Fri, August 12, 2016 Presidential Town Hall - Houston Viewing
Fri, July 15, 2016 OCA College Prep Fridays
Fri, July 01, 2016 OCA College Prep Fridays
Sat, June 18, 2016 TEA Talks - AAPI Representation in Media
Fri, June 17, 2016 OCA College Prep Fridays
Sat, June 11, 2016 OCA Career Roundtable
Wed, May 18, 2016 The Case That Divided Asian America
Fri, April 29, 2016 The Missing Chinese American History with John Jung
Sat, April 23, 2016 APA Y Advocate
Wed, February 17, 2016 OCA-GH TEA Talks: AAPI Solidarity
Wed, January 20, 2016 TEA Talks: SHAYA Screening + Refugee Discussion

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