Congratulations to AZ Asian Chamber of Commerce's Person of the Year
Claudia Kaercher, President of Island Liaison, was recognized this past 18 January 2020 for her active contributions in the community. Claudia has been involved in several organizations throughout Arizona and has provided a helping hand to different advocacy and cultural educational programs.
Our Mission & Who We Are
Island Liaison serves as a resource providing awareness of locally available health and educational agencies, services, and opportunities to Pacific Islanders with focus on people from the region of Micronesia which includes the Independent island nations of the Freely Associated States (FAS): The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), and the Republic of Palau.
Island Liaison serves the FAS community in Arizona. They are here in the U.S. under the Agreement of Compact of Free Association (COFA) with the U.S. which allows them to live, work, and freely travel within the U.S. without a visa and with no time restraints, however, these FAS islanders are not U.S. citizens and therefore are not eligible for many federal or state services. Neighboring Islanders from the U.S. Territories of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) are U.S. citizens and do have the ability to access many federal or state-funded services.
Island Liaison is a non-profit Tax Exempt 501 (c) (3) Charitable Organization located in Phoenix, Arizona.
Our staff are 100% volunteer-based.