We advocate for integration, the advancement of the Burmese-Americans, and democracy in Myanmar.
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We connect people to people, culture to culture, the community and the resources.
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We believe in comprehensive education, both formal and informal education for all age.
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We serve our shared community with critical services through innovative programming.
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Employment & MicroEnterprise

We assist newcomers with their employment, training, small business start-up assistance as they become self-sufficient and allow them to give back to their communities and contribute to economic growth.

Upward College Program

The Upward College Program is an innovative year-round program with a comprehensive program design that assists area high school students with their college readiness and success.

Summer Programs

CRLD is a highly interactive, fun program, focuses on four core areas of learning and engagement, while the Scholars Program focuses on a scientific method of PAR research—solution oriented policy action.

Civic and Cultural Education

We provide English & Citizenship classes and assist newcomers with their naturalization process, including filing forms N400, G-28 etc. as well as help the community members, to become civically engaged citizens.


We help newcomers with their integration process and in effort to meet their needs by connection and information sharing through various channels, including newsletter, email mailing list, social media, referrals, and others means.

Technical Assistance Program

We help small businesses, faith-based organizations, and community-based organizations with their organization registration, organizational development, bylaws, business plan, program design and more.

Advocacy Program

BACI advocates for successful integration of newcomers through education, employment, naturalization and civic engagement, refugee protection, the advancement of the Burmese-American community, peace and democracy in Myanmar.

Civic Participation & Community Engagement

We work with the community members and partners, creating avenue, such as cultural festivals, special engagement events, voter’s education talk and others whereby increasing citizen’s participation and civic engagement activities.

Special Projects

BACI collaboratively work with service providers and partners to implement the special projects that benefit the community, they include research projects, service projects, integration projects, citywide, statewide, nationally and internationally.


Latest News

BACI Honored with “Outstanding Community Partner of the Year”

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 24, 2020 — The Burmese American Community Institute (BACI) was given the “Outstanding Community Partner of…

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Application: BACI Upward College Summer Scholars Program 2020

2019 Summer Scholars and Mentors Application for BACI Upward College Summer Scholars Program 2020 Upward College Summer Scholars…

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BACI to Host Second Annual Mental Health First Aid Training March 21

[As a public health measure in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and after consultation with our federal and…

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