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Join us! Festival of Dreams 2017

Join us in celebrating our work at the 2017 Festival of Dreams! Enjoy an open bar, auction, traditional Bangladeshi dance, and delicious appetizers prepared again this year by Chef Surbhi Sahni and the Tiffin Project team! Purchase your ticket and support Sapna NYC here

July 20th, 2017|News|

Coping with New Immigration Policies: Sapna NYC Members Organize

A recent SAPNA NYC community needs assessment study shows that about half of Bangladeshi immigrant women living in New York City’s South Asian communities experience anxiety about their Muslim identity in the current political climate.  Responses to 99 surveys conducted by eight residents within three Bronx neighborhoods documented the women’s fears of being targeted by [...]

July 6th, 2017|News|

A Glimpse of Community Health: South Asian Family Health Day

Sapna NYC and local South Asian medical students, healthcare providers, and community organizations came together to hold a day of workshops for recently immigrated Bangladeshi families at Castle Hill Middle School on May 13th. Thank you to the community groups, healthcare providers, students, and school administration and staff for making this event possible.    Arms shot up in the [...]

June 28th, 2017|Stories|

Home-Based Intervention Aims to Curb Childhood Tooth Decay and Obesity in the Bronx

Alison Karasz, Ph.D. Community Health Workers Will Collaborate with South Asian Moms to Prevent Prevalent Childhood Diseases July 11, 2016—(BRONX, NY)—More than one-third of Bronx residents are born outside of the United States. Often separated from family, challenged by language barriers, unfamiliar with health resources, and burdened by poverty, they are at high [...]

July 11th, 2016|News, Research|

ESOL Graduation Party

At the end of May, Sapna NYC held a graduation party for all three levels of ESOL classes. Students who had attended a year of classes received a certificate for completing their respective level of ESOL. ESOL teacher, Mary Fiss, gave a heartwarming speech about teaching at Sapna NYC.  About her students, she said, “I [...]

July 8th, 2016|News|

New Technical Assistance Grant from CAPACD: Introducing Parag Khandhar!

Sapna NYC has received a new grant from CAPACD to nurture our childcare worker cooperative. The generous grant of $7500 will be accompanied by a technical assistance grant. Sapna will work with Prayag Khandhar, an expert on Workers’ Cooperatives, to support the business development of Ideal Childcare. Our Coop is already partly supported by a [...]

July 2nd, 2016|News|

A Health Worker Speaks

This speech was presented at a community event back in 2010. A Sapna NYC health worker spoke from her heart about our participatory research project, Bondhu, that led to the development of the ASHA Depression Treatment program. The original Bondhu Team is shown above. [...]

July 1st, 2016|Stories|

Sapna NYC’s Small Business and Entrepreneur Fair at the Parkchester Library

Sapna NYC held a business fair at the Parkchester Library with speakers from Small Business Solutions NYC and the NYC Human Rights Commission. The fair had a large turnout of over fifty, from the community of small businesses and entrepreneurs that were interested in learning how they can access resources provided by the city to [...]

June 25th, 2016|News|

Sapna NYC presents Business and Entrepreneur Resource Fair

Are you a local business owner? Are you thinking of starting your own business? Sapna NYC invites you to come meet with New York City’s Small Business Services recourse partners and talk one on one with experts to learn how you can grow your business or start a new business today! This FREE event will introduce [...]

June 22nd, 2016|News|

Sapna NYC awarded Communities of Color Non-profit Stabilization Grant for the Second Year

Sapna NYC awarded Communities of Color Non-profit Stabilization Grant for the Second Year Sapna NYC recently received a $35,000 grant from the Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF). The CCNSF grant serves nonprofits working with Asian, Latino and Black communities to build organizational capacity. The purpose of increasing funding to minority led organizations in [...]

June 15th, 2016|News|
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