BRACE (Asian American Community Empowerment) was founded by seven Chinese American organizations. Its mission is to promote the unity of the community; to advance the civic voice of Asian diaspora; and to fight for equal rights and treatment for Asian Americans. BRACE’s board members include: community leaders, association presidents, and various business and trade corporations. Currently, BRACE has more than 70 member-organizations, with a total membership of nearly 10,000.
BRACE, through facilitation and coordination, seeks to identify issues of common concern in the community, solicit input from members, propose solutions, provide leadership and resources, seek opportunities and work with likeminded organizations to enhance the quality of life of Asian Americans. BRACE embraces three major programs: encourage Asian Americans to run for political offices; defend the rights of Asian Americans; serve the community in collaboration with other organizations; and promote Sino-US friendship relations.
美國亞裔社團聯合總會由七個僑團組織創辦。其使命是 (促進) 提倡社區的團結;提升亞裔美國人的聲音; 將作為一個溝通的橋樑渠道;代表亞裔向政府反映僑民的需求; 替亞裔僑民爭取平等的權利與待遇。董事會成員包括：社區領袖，僑團主席，協會會長，各界工商貿易機構。目前已有超過七十個組織加盟總會，擁有近萬成員。