Ascend is a National Organization with 34 student chapters and 17 professional chapters. Ascend focuses on being a lifelong organization supporting the duration of our member careers, not just the early years. All ethnicity and professional backgrounds are welcome to join us. Ascend presents a robust student and scholarship program, including educational foundation, and community programs.
Our mission is be the premier professional organization dedicated to enabling its members, corporate partners and the professional Pan-Asian community to leverage the leadership and global business potential of Pan-Asian professionals worldwide.
Originally named as NAASA, our organization Ascend-RN is under Ascend National, a not-for-profit entity established in 2005. Since our founding, our mission and focus has expanded to include individuals and companies from other disciplines who share common objectives of reaching their optimal business potential. Our membership is open to those who share our mission regardless of ethnicity and professional background.
Since the launch of our Metro New York chapter in June 2005, we have professional chapters in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, North Texas, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area and Washington D.C. with Plans for new chapters in, Charlotte, Denver, Seattle, San Diego, Toronto, and other cities.