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About Burmese American Community Institute

Burmese American Community Institute, BACI Burmese American Community Institute Mission: To build a thriving, self-sufficient, and sustainable, integrated Burmese Community through advocacy, education, and employment. Brief description: The Burmese American Community Institute (BACI) is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 that provides educational and vocational support to the Burmese community in greater Indianapolis. The BACI strives to support community members regionally, nationally, and globally through strategic partnerships and advocacy. Brief History of BACI A 501(c)3 registered, Burmese American Community Institute (BACI) was established in 2011 to proactively respond to the growing needs of the Burmese refugee population in central Indiana. With a strong conviction of the founding leaders of the need for investing in people and education, the birth of the organization is a result of several years of consultations and deliberation with community leaders and stakeholders, with the following vision and mission: Name: Burmese American Community Institute Inc. Motto: Advocating – Connecting – Educating – Serving Vision: Education for all, a stronger community Mission: To build a thriving, self-sufficient, and sustainable, integrated Burmese Community in Indianapolis through advocacy, education, and employment. Objectives: To assist the refugees from Burma in Indianapolis by building bridges between the refugee communities and community resources in employment, education and other basic services in order to enhance services to refugees To create and foster long-term community growth and build a sustainable Burmese community in Indianapolis by expanding services offered and filling in the gap, contributing to and be a part of the rich Hoosier community in the long run To collaborate with stakeholders in Indianapolis including government, refugee resettlement agencies, educational institutions, churches and other organizations in addressing the needs of the growing Burmese community To advocate for the community and individual needs of the Burmese refugees and to expand community knowledge and understanding through media, community forums, meetings, volunteer opportunities etc., further enhancing cultural integration into the Indianapolis community Our Core Value: As an ethnically and linguistically diverse group, BACI emphasizes on the inclusiveness and openness across the lines of different ethnic groups from Burma in its organizational development, and providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services to its clients. Our Approach: Everything we do is educational, and for the long term development of our community.
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