America was built by immigrants from all over the world. They in turn have enriched the country with their hard work and cultural diversity. In Illinois, the South Asian population in particular has grown by over 55 percent since the year 2000—a notably higher growth than other minority populations.

Most of this growth has been concentrated in the Chicago region. Chicago’s West Ridge community area, contiguous neighborhoods and bordering municipalities have attracted a significant proportion of these new residents.

Since 1990, the Indo American Center (IAC) has served over 45,000 clients from communities throughout the Chicago region, representing more than twenty nations. Testimonials from these people attest to IAC’s impact on their lives.