About Us

Building a stronger foundation for the future

NIAM, the National Institute & Association for Minorities, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to help underpriveleged youth, women and minorities succeed in life.

The National Institute & Association for Minorities (NIAM) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2016. Our mission is to help underprivileged youth who live in poverty have access to higher education by providing grants, scholarships and training. By making these opportunities accessible, we believe this will lead to a better life for them and their families and create a new generation of leaders.

NIAM also provides professional services for minorities and women who lack the confidence, strength or financial security to care for their families and advance in life. We offer counseling, emotional support, educational workshops and career guidance. By providing these services, we hope to creative positive change that will enable them to become better versions of themselves while strengthening our community.

NIAM is fully funded by private and professional donors who believe in building a stronger foundation for the future. We are a collective of dedicated professionals, educators, students, advisors and leaders who understand through our own personal experience the difficult path from poverty to self-sufficiency and success.

Meet Our Team

NIAM is made up of a team of dedicated professionals, educators and students who have come together to create a better future for our communities. We’re real people, doing great work, for business, individuals and communities across the nation. Our diverse decades of experience combined is what makes our organization so strong. Learn more about our team members:

Sunstar Vue


Mai Xiong

Vice President

Tiffani Yang


Joseph Taylor


Nkauxue Lo

Executive Director

Johnny Vang


Ger Xiong


Chao Thao