Of surveyed high school seniors stated that more than half of what they know about college came from attending SAYA. Youth in kindergarten through college served during the school year. Years of helping youth belong, grow, thrive.
Over the last couple of decades, South Asia has economically growing with the growth topping 6. However, the region is facing several developmental challenges including vulnerabilities stemming from climate change and environmental degradation, governance challenges and increasing inequalities with in and among the countries that poses serious threats to the sustainable development in the region. Citizens in South Asia are now seeking the opportunities of wellbeing that can be achieved by expanding opportunities for inclusive growth.
From discrimination to housing, here are five organizations that are fighting to make a difference. Programs range from helping undocumented workers in service industries organize to leadership training for young South Asians. In addition to community organizing projects and workshops aimed at housing preservation, the organization has programs that help train, educate and prepare clients for job opportunities.
South Asian American Digital Archive creates a more inclusive society by giving voice to South Asian Americans through documenting, preserving, and sharing stories that represent their unique and diverse experiences. Dedicated to excellence in programs, and with a vision to impart creative learning, SACHI's unique events promote the understanding and appreciation of the rich and diverse landscape of Indian art, culture and heritage. Pratham USA was founded on the belief that every child has the right to a quality education. Madhav Chavan and Farida Lambay set out to end the vicious cycle of poverty by transforming the educational landscape in the slums of Mumbai.
Although focused on South Asian youth, the group is secular and works with young people of all ethnicities. They also work to improve leadership skills and identity development. In the group began a school-based counseling program, aiming to help the social workers employed in these schools to become advocates for the South Asian students within the academic system.
We unite survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence as we work together to create strong and healthy communities. Sakhi uses an integrated approach that combines support and empowerment through service delivery, community engagement, advocacy, and policy initiatives. Our Queens office will launch in Januaryand our Brooklyn office will open in Spring
About us. Our Mission: To provide the support that empowers South Asian women to become self-reliant and live in an abuse free future. ASHA for Women is a c 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support to South Asian women living in abusive marriages and homes.
Anandibai Joshee, the first South Asian woman in the world to earn a degree in medicine, Photo by Vivek G. Photo by M. Azim G.
Just in time for the holidays, it is the latest initiative in a series of community partnerships aimed at combating the epidemic of heart disease among South Asians. Not only is the restaurant providing more heart-healthy versions of many popular menu items, but its owners and staff also are enrolling in the Center's program, which identifies specific risk factors and helps participants manage and mitigate their risk through education, nutrition counseling, lifestyle recommendations and case-managed follow-up. The Center will screen the restaurant's employees at its cost.
The South Asian Chamber of Commerce SACCis a non-profit organization dedicated to serving South Asian businesses and professionals in the greater Houston area by creating opportunities for visibility and impact through advocacy, access to leaders, economic development, connectivity and business education. The mission of the SACC is to enhance economic growth of our members by focusing on education, promotion, and development of the South Asian business community by providing networking opportunities, representing the interest of business with government, and developing future community leaders. We invite you to join us and get involved! It is through sponsorships that we can make and keep our programs successful.