Chhaya — along with countless organizations, volunteers, and celebrities from around the country — will “hit the streets” on September 22, 2015, for National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated ﬁeld, technology and media efforts will create national awareness of voter registration opportunities and is expected to reach tens of thousands of voters.
The 5th annual Chatpati Mela took place on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 from 2PM–8PM at Play Street/Pedestrian Plaza.
The event attracted over 3,000 people and featured cultural performances, neighborhood leadership awards, South Asian snacks, Henna tattoo artists, paani puri eating contest, art activities for kids, open mic, raffle, and much more!
Chhaya CDC’s Annual Report for 2014 has just been released. Check out the work we have done over the course of the year and our achievements in each of our program areas. Chhaya CDC impacts real lives and shapes public dialogue among South Asians in our city. Our Annual Report reflects these activities and we […]
After months of gathering and compiling input from Jackson Heights community members on what they want to see in a redesigned Diversity Plaza, a design team at the city Department of Transportation presented their ideas at an unveiling at the oft-used public space. Read more here.
City’s Open Data portal used to map the last five years of 311 complaints about illegal conversions, and the numbers illustrate what longtime New Yorkers already know: the majority of illegal apartments occupy homes in densely populated, working class areas with growing numbers of recent immigrants. Read more here. To learn more about the BASE campaign, check out the […]
Our thoughts go out to all those affected by the earthquake in Nepal. Please consider donating towards relief efforts. Partner organization, Adhikaar, has set up a fundraising campaign for earthquake relief efforts. Google has developed a ‘person finder’ tool to help relatives find loved ones in Nepal.
Take part in participatory budget voting this week. Participatory budgeting is an exciting way for our community members to get involved in how money is spent in our community. By voting on participatory budgeting, you can help decide how $1 million will be used in our community. This year the voting will take place until […]
NQFEN’s report on immigrant financial empowerment, Bridging the Gap, explores how immigrants in Northwest Queens save and manage money and the barriers they face in doing so. It also highlights the complicated relationships immigrants have with banks and other mainstream financial services as well as tools and mechanisms that do or do not work in promoting immigrant […]