About us

A brief history

Our Telugu families started settling in our Greater Quad City Area with a couple families starting 1973/1974 and now we have over 200-250 families. Our Telugu Community professionals are excelling in every walks of life which includes Accountants, Computer Professionals, Doctors, Engineers, Professors, Teachers etc..

Our Telugus had been meeting at some of the social and cultural functions organized by our Telugu volunteers on an informal basis in the past. A group of Telugus met during 2010 and discussed the need to formalize as NOT-FOR-PROFIT organization.

Quad City Telugu Sangham (QCTS) is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) “NOT-FOR-PROFIT” organization registered on Feb 18, 2011 with the State of Illinois.

The goal of QCTS is to promote social, cultural and charitable activities within our Telugu Community and help educate our kids about Telugu Heritage, Telugu Language and other social, cultural and charitable activities.

Our Goals

Conduct social and cultural functions where we can meet for lunch, dinner and/or picnic functions; participate in performing dances, singing, musical performances; display of our cultural talents by our community members; invite very prominent performers from India relating to our Telugu language, culture and heritage to participate at our functions.

Support the needy in the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telegana to support Telugu speaking people during natural disasters such as floods, earth quakes, tsunami, famine and any other similar situations.

Promote excellence in education by raising funds and awarding scholarships to college bound kids within our Telugu Community.
Promote our kids in learning Telugu language.

Raise funds/donations to help the needy.

Help our local Telugu community members and their families in emergency situations.