Advocacy and Community Organizing

Chhaya’s Advocacy and Organizing program works towards immigrant empowerment, South Asian community engagement, mobilization, and leadership. Through a multi-pronged approach that includes counseling, educational workshops, and mobilization events, Chhaya aims to create awareness through civic education, increase South Asian civic participation, and build a unified South Asian political identity.

Chhaya carries out this work in coordination with the following key allies and partners:

ANHD/Initiative for Neighborhood and City-Wide Organizing (INCO)
Coalition for Asian Children and Families (CACF)
Housing First
NYS Civic Engagement Table
New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)
New York Coalition to Expand Voting Rights
Queens Housing Coalition
Real Rent Reform
South Asian Civic Engagement Coalition
South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
Stabilizing NYC
Urban Justice Center