On April 16th we welcomed the community members of Jackson Heights to participate in a Community Visioning Session to brainstorm alternative possibilities for the 82nd street land in place of the plan to create a 13-story mixed use project with a Target in it. Community members envisioned projects that would protect the community from harassment, […]
CHHAYA CDC is seeking socially engaged art to feature at our annual South Asian street fair, Chatpati Mela, in July 2018. Artists or collectives of South Asian descent are strongly encouraged to apply; we also welcome residents of Jackson Heights who wish to respond to the pressing questions of the day and seek to motivate […]
Link to News India By Ruchi Vaishnav – November 27, 2017 Kiran Ahuja, CEO of Philanthropy Northwest and actor and activist Maulik Pancholy, were honored at the Chhaya CDC Architects of Change Gala, held on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Studio 450, which was attended by about 150 people. Ahuja began her career as a civil […]
NEW YORK, Times Ledger, September 26th, 2017 by Naeisha Rose Zara Realty, a Queens-based real estate firm, is developing a new luxury apartment complex near Rufus King Park on 89th Avenue between 172nd and 173 streets in Jamaica. The 18-unit, seven-story building will feature a gym, two rooftop terraces with a recreational space, a lounge with free […]
Chhaya seeks dedicated and passionate college students, recent grads, and young professionals to join our leadership training program, Shakti: Community Ambassadors. The program will provide a platform for concerned community members to learn about the needs of low-income South Asian and immigrant New Yorkers, get involved through direct organizing and service, and be a part […]
NEW YORK, April 7, 2017, by SHIRLEY CHAN — Legalizing basement apartments has been talked about as a way to help the housing crisis in the city. It’s a heated debate drawing emotion on both sides of the issue. Opponents say the apartments are unsafe and will ruin the neighborhood. Proponents say people rely on them as a […]
City Expands Services to New Neighborhoods and Languages and, with Support from Citi, Launches Eligibility Screening and Texting Program and Pilot Queue Management System. New Yorkers Earning $64,000 or Less Can File for Free at More Than 200 Sites Citywide or Online NEW YORK, NY— Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today kicked […]
Charter Communications Joins with Chhaya CDC to Open Spectrum Learning Lab in Jackson Heights NEW YORK CITY – March 1, 2017 – Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today joined with Chhaya Community Development Corporation (CDC), a community development non-profit organization, to open a Spectrum Learning Lab in Jackson Heights, Queens. Chhaya and Charter leaders, along […]
Chhaya is proud to be a recipient of a grant from the New York Community Trust’s Liberty Fund that will help us expand legal services in our immigrant communities and document the upsurge of discrimination facing the South Asian, Muslim communities. Check out the coverage of this work in the Daily News!
Members of the Jackson Heights’ South Asian community spoke out about concerns following the presidential election on Saturday at a Chhaya CDC town hall meeting and were joined by state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst). Chhaya is an organization dedicated to advocating for South Asian immigrant centers in the city to build economically stable, sustainable, […]
We are requesting graphic designs created by New York City artists that communicate the theme of our Fair Housing campaign and reflect the cultural and linguistic diversity of our community.
Chhaya CDC and Community Groups Fight Against Hate with Large Scale Know Your Rights Workshop in Diversity Plaza
Jackson Heights, New York – June 27, 2016 – Chhaya CDC and community partners stood #UnitedAgainstHate in a large scale community event in collaboration with the Queens Museum on Saturday, June 25, 2016. In light of the heightened political rhetoric and hate crimes against the Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities (MASA) and other marginalized groups such as […]