What CAN we do for the community?

We are a community-focused boutique and multi-cultural marketing agency serving the fast-growing Asian American community

The organization was founded in 2010 by a group of community leaders, creative volunteers and thought leaders of Chicago’s Asian Pacific American community. CAN began providing the community a platform for content that serves to consolidate and represent the multi-generational and diverse Asian American community through Internet resources, media, stories, and events. CAN educates, collaborates, and stimulates dialogue amongst Asian American organizations, programs and institutions and serves as a liaison to corporations and businesses that wish to effectively engage with Asian American leaders, organizations and the community.

Team CAN

We Connect With All Asian Communities

Our city is a creative hub of amazing stories, happenings, and moments that captivate our senses. Each of our groups bring a flavor of delight, and it’s our job to make sure you know about it and become part of it.

We Believe in Fostering Growth

To grow a community like Chicago with diverse needs simply requires strategic cooperation and partnerships. We can help bridge the gap that leads to collaborative growth.

We Believe in Unity and Acceptance

To do amazing things, we need to work together and accept our differences. Imagine the possibilities and challenges we can overcome.

Our Services

Services include but not limited to:

• Multicultural Marketing
• Advertising & Media Buying
• Public Relations and Ethnic Media Outreach
• Research and Consulting
• Digital and Media
• Social and Experiential
• Event Production
• Talent Management
• Brand Strategy
• Creative Direction
• Printing and Graphic Design
• Web Design and Development

Meet Our Amazing Team

Lakhi Siap

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Co-Founder / Chief Experience Organizer
Lakhi is a super-connector and community advocate with more than 13 years of experience in business development, multicultural marketing, public relations and strategic community outreach.

Lea Villena

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Chief Editor
A multi-faceted fashion stylist with a flare for dressing well not only with apparel but in words. She loves to write about lifestyle, food, fashion, design and entertainment. When she's not typing away luring visitors with marketing content, she's also an Entrepreneur & Designer.

Cesar Abueg

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Co-Founder / Customer Experience Director
He is a jack-of-all-trades working to improve the customer experience here at CAN. Also, a editorial contributor and advocate for minorities without a voice.

Czieloh Villajin

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Chief Content Director
A communications practitioner, Czieloh brings with her an extensive leadership and volunteer experience, having worked with different non-governmental and governmental organizations, agencies, universities, and communities. She is either surfing or adoring cats when not wading knee-deep in a pool of words.

Eunice Caluya

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Content Creator
Eunice is a versatile writer with published articles in literary, feature, and news writing. Apart from her love for fictional books and various TV series, she also enjoys following music charts and browsing the latest pop culture trends.

Charles Federico

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Community Manager
A Project Manager and Data Analyst by trade, extensive volunteer in the AAPI space at heart, fitness enthusiast, adrenaline junkie, and a constant learner of new things.

Megha Hamal

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PR Specialist
As a strategic communications leader, Megha’s passion lies in helping brands tell their stories in the most authentic manner while staying keeping their core values in mind. With more than 10+years of cross-sector PR experience, Megha understands the importance of storytelling to build a powerful and lasting brand.

Joshua Ortiz

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Video Samurai
Joshua Joel Ortiz is an award-winning filmmaker who has directed and produced content for international brands like The NBA, Coke, Booking.com and more.

Cartoon Givanon

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Creative Art Director
Cartoon Givanon is a graduate student in Exhibition and Experiential Design at Fashion Institute Of Technology/ SUNY. With 6 years of graphic design experience, she is an expert in branding, logos, website appearance, and packaging design.

Leo Lim

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Copywriting Ninja
Leo is a first-generation Filipino based in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. As a graduate of DePaul University's IME program, Leo currently works as a copywriter, developing articles, social media posts, and ads for various clients. In his spare time, he likes to produce music and develop video games.

Mia Park

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Director of Human Interest
Mia Park is a multidimensional, Chicago based artist powered by hopeful engagement​ through acting, ​teaching yoga, ​producing events, interviewing, and volunteering​.