current authorProject New Yorker Corporationoriginal authorBeth Helmstetter

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Project New Yorker Corporation

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Project New Yorker Corporation

Project New Yorker serves South-Asian immigrants and low-income residents in Southern Queens. Majority of our clients are Bangladeshi women who are diverse in background, with varying education levels, age, culture, religion, and beliefs.

NYC’s Bangladeshi population is among the fastest growing ethnic groups and according to the Asian American Federation’s report, there has been an 88% change from 2010 to 2015. Relative to other city residents they are more likely to be limited English proficient, with 53% of the population reporting limited proficiency. They are also more likely to be living in poverty and in overcrowded housing. As one of the only community-based organizations serving this population in NYC, and the only one in Queens, Project New Yorker is a unique source of services and access for the Bangladeshi community.