Sapna NYC Directors Advocate for Budget Equity, Expanded Funding for Community Based Organizations

As New York City legislators work through the budget process for Fiscal Year 2022 (which starts July 1, 2021), Sapna staff is working alongside many other BIPOC-led community based organizations (CBOs) to advocate for funding for our working class immigrant communities of color, whose struggles have only been exacerbated by the pandemic. While we missed the annual […]


Sapna COVID Relief Work

As rained poured down the early morning of May 23rd, almost 60 people stood in line waiting to receive food from Sapna NYC’s first emergency food pantry. The next week, 100 people showed up. The week after that, 150. And in the following weeks, more than 200 East Bronx residents were lining up as early […]


Census 2020: Getting Counted!

Taslima scrolls through her contact list, making note of all the people she knows in the area. She has lived in the Bronx for 12 years now, establishing many relationships and connections with other Bangladeshi residents in the area. She first calls all her contacts and then heads over to their houses to talk to […]


Advocacy Day

Standing on the steps of City Hall, hundreds of community members, service providers, advocates and councilmembers gathered to fight for budget equity for the Asian Pacific American (APA) population in New York City as part of the 15% & Growing Campaign, led by the Coalition for Asian American Children & Families (CACF). Sapna’s Executive Director […]


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 […]