Be the premier service-oriented Telugu organization in Chicago and Suburbs.
To serve Telugu community across Chicago and suburbs through cultural, spiritual, social, and educational activities; to solicit, collect, and disburse funds for charitable purposes to meet the goals of the organization; and to preserve, propagate, and perpetuate the cultural heritage of individuals of Telugu origin primarily in Chicago and Suburbs.
Chicago Telugu Association (CTA) is a non-profit national organization for Telugus living in and around Chicago. CTA primary objective is to address the needs and concerns that affect the everyday lives of Telugu people living in and around Chicago. The Chicago Telugu Association will provide needed cultural, social, financial and educational support services to the Chicago Telugu community in an effective and efficient manner.
CTA is a non-political, youth-oriented organization that actively involves its volunteers in setting its direction and in providing regular feedback on its programs and always encourages volunteers to lead various activities. CTA is an open and transparent organization where service is emphasized. CTA uses current technology to provide regular communication and services to its members. All programs led by volunteers. Volunteers are encouraged to come up service programs and execute them successfully.
CTA will be led by service-oriented Telugus without any conflicts of interest. CTA is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.