Our Theory of Change

Sapna’s Theory of Change is built around participatory research—especially in our holistic approach to program design and our emphasis on the connection between social justices and program design. Most of our programs work at multiple levels—addressing not just individual issues, but also problems at the family, community, and ultimately the societal and policy level.

At Sapna NYC, our theory is that no South Asian woman is an island! Effective interventions need to address problems at multiple levels. In the social sciences, this theory is called the Social Ecological Model. The SEM shows that people are embedded in social networks, communities, and a larger societal context.

To read more about our multi-level programs, click here.

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