Everything we do, we do for long-term development and educational approaches investing in people and economic growth to contribute back to our shared community

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We host multiple events every year, either Annual Youth Summit, Community & Volunteer Project, or conferences. Please check the specificity dates and the type of events on our event page

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Our team is made up of passionate and committed individuals who care about our community and provide the highest level of quality services

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Who We Are: Our Mission


The Burmese American Community Institute (BACI) is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 that provides educational and vocational support to the Burmese community in greater Indianapolis. The BACI also support community members regionally, nationally, and globally through new initiatives, collaborative and strategic partnerships, and advocacy.

With a Vision of Education for all, a stronger community... Learn More

Help Us Reach our Goal

At BACI, we maintain a high standard of accountability and transparency with the use of grants and gifts our donors entrust to us. We are always trying to keep our overhead rate low. In the past year, we used 95 percent of our total operating expenses towards programs that directly benefit students and community.

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Latest News Releases

INDIANAPOLIS, MAY 5, 2017 – Young leaders from Myanmar participating in the Youth Leadership Program, led by Indiana University Bloomington and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, engaged in a facilitated discussion on the future of Myanmar designed for the next generations of leaders. A group of 20 from various institutions in the Southeast East Asian Nation representing different ethnicities participated in a two-day program hosted by the Burmese American Community Institute (BACI) as part of a four-week intensive … read more

The Community Leader Award is given to an outstanding leader that provides services and assistance to the Asian/Pacific Islander Community in Indianapolis April 23, 2017 Indianapolis, Ind. – Elaisa Vahnie, executive director of the Burmese American Community Institute, will be honored Sunday by the Asian Student Union of Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis at its annual Asian Heritage Celebration Dinner. Vahnie, a leader in the Myanmar community, is one of three recipients receiving an award recognizing a community leader, a faculty/staff member … read more