Greater Washington Asian Deaf Association (GWADA) is an organization that advocates for the interests of the Deaf Asian and Hard of Hearing Community of Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. GWADA serves, supports and enhances the social, charitable, educational, and cultural needs and goals of its membership.
Conduct and facilitate leadership/assertiveness training programs and self-esteem seminars for Asian Deaf/Hard of Hearing adults and their family members.
Educate the general public about the Asian cultural heritage as well as Asian Deaf culture.
To serve as an information clearinghouse on information about Asian Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing people.
Enhance the recognition and achievements of Asian Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing people, promoting ethnic/cultural identity and pride.
Award scholarships and stipends to outstanding Asian Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing students
Promote efficient fund-raising activities to accomplish the above-mentioned mission