Welcome to our Online NAAAP Chicago Store – Fall Edition!
We’re so glad to see you here.
When you purchase an item here, you’re helping NAAAP Chicago further its reach and support of Asian American professionals throughout the Chicagoland area.
Each year, 50+ of our volunteers, many leading professionals in their respective fields, take the time to mentor, pack food or school supplies, network, and organize events to build up the AAPI Community. As the 3rd oldest NAAAP chapter in the nation, we boast an active membership of 200 strong + counting. Your dollars spent in this store have a direct impact in:
- Soliciting speakers for our leadership development panels
- Creating engaging programs for AAPI professional development + networking
- Building awareness of local AAPI issues like increasing voter registrations or micro-aggressions to burnouts in the office
- Creating funds to purchase school supplies or toys for underserved neighborhoods of primarily AAPI groups
Every quarter, our NAAAP Chicago store opens with new merchandise showcasing local Chicago artisan work, seasonal pieces, and fan favorites—all printed locally here in Chicago! We are happy to connect with and work with local AAPI artists if they’d like to showcase a piece on our swag. Email Sarah with your questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Fall 2021, we are honored to feature artwork by Laura Kina, a mixed-race Okinawan American artist-scholar based in Chicago. Kina’s artwork features the Guardian Okinawan Shisa Lions. This beautiful piece featured on our classic tote bag is a nod to tradition and and treasure. NAAAP Chicago is proud to partner with Kina, an Art Matters Foundation 2020 grantee. Check out more of Kina’s artwork at www.laurakina.com.
Like what you see? Join the crew here! Membership perks include priority access to NAAAP events, free resources, and more. Want to dig in and support our organization a bit deeper? Join our passionate group of volunteers and help to cultivate engaging events, content, and connections.
Once again, thanks for visiting us. Follow us on social media for merchandise drops throughout the year!