IASA is a not-for-profit umbrella organization established in 1978 to help unite various Indian cultural associations and groups, project a common identity based on their Indian heritage, and celebrate Unity in Diversity. It provides a platform for all Indian cultural associations, groups, and individuals to exhibit and showcase their arts and culture and to foster a better understanding between India and San Antonio.. IASA is proud to bridge both Indian and San Antonio cultures.
The IASA family consists of City of San Antonio, various Indian Cultural Organizations and Schools, other, our Patrons & Sponsors, our Board of Directors (past and present) and more importantly volunteers and individual members.
IASA mandate revolves around 3 pillars - Educate, Celebrate and Collaborate.
- Conduct educational seminars at Schools and Universities throughout San Antonio .
- Develop literature to foster multi-cultural spirit and promote greater understanding of diversity with focus on the Indian sub-continent .
- Conduct contests such as NSF, Kahani Project etc ..
- Educate our members through mentoring programmes on topics such as : Financial self- sufficiency, Tolerance, PC skills, Resume writing, Women’s topics .
- Celebrate the diverse cultures that are present in San Antonio .
- Expose San Antonions to our culture through various celebrations during the year and generate a better understanding and appreciation of our people .
- Promote our - Volunteer Service Awards, IAYA, Eagle Scouts Projects, Boys Scouts .
- Be Dynamic in showcasing the pertinent issues of the time and recognizing those that contribute .
- Provide positive encouragement and exposure for our membership through our activities .
- Work with Governments and their Agencies here and in India through our sister city connections with Chennai .
- Unite our people by promoting a better understanding of our diverse cultures – respect each other .
- Participate in mainstream activities by working with other organizations in San Antonio- UTSA, Food Banks, Red Cross, City of San Antonio .
- Become the Go-To cultural organization in San Antonio .