About IACS

CONNECT. EMPOWER. Serve.

Indian-American Community Services (IACS) formerly known as India Association of Western Washington (IAWW), is the longest-serving Indian community based organization in the Pacific Northwest. Secular and volunteer-driven, the IACS works to connect and empower the Asian-Indian community through programs, services, and advocacy for people of all ages and all life stages. As a result, the IACS is able to involve its full community in ways that incorporate and respect cultural traditions and values.

MISSION

We are committed to supporting the local Indian community with critical programs and services, especially for those most at-risk members of our community. We seek to work together to increase the well-being of the community by addressing individual needs ranging from healthcare, financial assistance, family assistance, mental health and counseling.

For over three decades, we have continuously improved opportunities to supply our knowledge and resources in order to strengthen the community.

IACS serves the Indian American community through programs, services for all life stages, while fostering an environment of inclusion and diversity.

We hope to achieve these goals through a constant fostering of inclusion and diversity, a sharing of knowledge and resources, and active civic engagement, in order to more directly address the existing and non-existing policies affecting the needs of the community today.

FOCUS AREAS

We understand that the issues facing our community oftentimes are complex and intersectional. We therefore aim to focus on addressing issues in a multi-faceted way, learning from and growing with the community to better serve its needs and create a more meaningful impact.

At IACS we focus on providing resources and assistance to people within the community of all ages with services tailored specifically to their needs. Our programs include services and support geared toward:

  • COVID-19 and Crisis Care
  • Small Buisinesses
  • Rental Assistance for Individuals
  • Healthcare Needs
  • Food Insecurity
  • Women’s Mentoring
  • Senior Support
  • Family and Caregivers
  • Career and Employment Guidance
  • Mental Health
  • Comprehensive Wellness
  • Youth Leadership, Mentoring, and Advocacy
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Civic Engagement and Advocacy
  • Family and Immigration Legal Advisement
  • Citizenship and Immigration Assistance
  • Census Assistance and Outreach

With this more personalized approach we hope to provide our community with holistic critical thinking in addressing individual and community concerns.

CULTURE & VALUES

As the longest-serving Indian Association in the Pacific Northwest, we take pride in our vibrant communities South Asian heritage. Through our organization we are able to share and pass down our cultural customs, norms, and values to younger generations as well as other communities. We hope to encourage a respect for our communities values, an embracement of ours and others diversity, and a healthy curiosity for learning about others cultures and life perspectives.

IACS Executive Board - 2021

Co-President

Madhusri Movva

Co-President

Simmone Misra

Secretary

Sunil Shah

Treasurer

Krishnan Menon

Executive Director & Community Program Director

Lalita Uppala

Senior Program Director

Dr. Pran Wahi

Youth Leadership Program Director

Annu Luthra

Web Site/Social Media

Vasudha Motaparthy

Joint Treasurer

V. Chandrasekaran

Board Member

Dr. Amish Dave

Board Member

Dr. Saritha Reddy