South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)

Law and Justice, Politics and Leadership
South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)

Geography: United States

Founded: 2000


6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 506
Takoma Park, MD 20912

About South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) is a national, nonpartisan, non-profit organization that elevates the voices and perspectives of South Asian individuals and organizations to build a more just and inclusive society in the United States.

SAALT is the only national, staffed South Asian organization that advocates around issues affecting South Asian communities through a social justice framework.

SAALT’s strategies include conducting public policy analysis and advocacy; building partnerships with South Asian organizations and allies; mobilizing communities to take action; and developing leadership for social change.


  • South Asian Summit: The National Summit brings together organizations and individuals who want to learn about issues affecting South Asians in the US, build skills to deepen an organization’s work and individual leadership, connect with government officials and congressional offices, expand their networks, and strategize on how to advance a movement in pursuit of justice.
  • Be the Change: Be the Change is an annual national day of service to inspire and foster civic engagement and community building through volunteerism and community service.
  • Rise Up! Young Leaders Institute: SAALT’s Rise Up! Young Leaders Institute is an opportunity for university students to build leadership skills, connect with activists and mentors, and learn about how public policy is shaped in Washington, DC.
  • SAALT Circles: SAALT Circles are a safe space for community members to come together every two months and learn about local and national issues impacting the South Asian community in the US, a place to to share personal experiences, a way to connect with other community members to strategize ways to address issues, and an opportunity to create change in the community.
  • Regional and Local Initiatives: SAALT leads campaigns and programs in various parts of the country with a special emphasis on areas with high-density South Asian populations.