Sapna NYC Festival of Dreams 2019

Come out and support immigrant women realize their own “Sapna” or dreams this Oct. 17th with an evening of good food, music, and social justice! Sapna’s Annual Festival of Dreams gathers leaders, community organizers, and professionals from all backgrounds to celebrate the strength and beauty immigrants bring to NYC. Catered by Michelin-starred SAAR NYC, Chef […]


Apple & SAATHI Diabetes Program Graduation

Lafi, one of our APPLE Program graduates, stood before the group at our graduation party sharing that she had spent years trying to lose the weight she gained after moving to the U.S., but was never quite successful. “I suffered from knee pain for four years. I had a lot of problems – the doctor […]


Comedy Show Benefiting Sapna NYC

What’s better than laughing for a cause? This past June, Board member, Anish Mitra, with Surprise Show partner Sachin Bansal, put together a comedy show benefiting Sapna NYC. The intimate show, taking place at Hotel Chantelle on the Lower East Side, brought together a diverse group of comedians, highlighting South Asian and women comics.  The talented […]


Sapna NYC Annual Community Picnic

Sapna held its Annual Community Picnic August 15th in Central Park’s North Meadow. Our staff and over 40 women and children took the 6 from the Bronx down to the Upper East Side, for what was for many, their first trip to Central Park. As new immigrants who either don’t speak much English or who […]


Sapna NYC Directors at BronxNet TV

Sapna NYC Directors Diya Basu-Sen and Saba Naseem interviewed with host Bob Lee at BronxNet TV about Sapna’s mission, programs and impact in New York City, especially in the Bronx. As the only non-profit in the Bronx offering culturally and linguistically accessible health education services and case management, Sapna has become a trusted resource in […]


Rila’s Path to Citizenship

July 24th, 2019 is a day Rila Choudhury will never forget. It is the day she passed her U.S. citizenship exam. Even though she had been attending Sapna’s Citizenship Class for almost a year, the weeks leading up to the exam, she was extremely nervous. As soon as she found out she passed, she called […]


The Journey to College

Farzana Priya confidently weaves her way through the crowded New York City subway, starting from the 6 line in the Bronx, transferring to the 4/5, then to the N/W and finally the 7 train to her destination: LaGuardia Community College. A few times a week, she treks from the Bronx to Queens to attend classes […]