Mr. Ahsanullah "Bobby" Khan
Coney Island Avenue Project
1117 Coney Island Avenue, Suite 1R
Brooklyn, NY 11230
History of CIAP
The Coney Island Avenue Project (CIAP) was formed in November 2001 to advocate on behalf of South Asian immigrants who were hurt by bias attacks and discriminatory policies in the post-September 11th climate of hate. The mission of our organization is to combat racism and promote the empowerment of working class South Asians through legislative policy change, legal advocacy and community-based education.
Today, CIAP actively supports South Asian working class immigrants as they take ownership of their communities, emerge as stakeholders and plan for their future.
The leadership of CIAP recognizes that sustainable community development is not just about addressing the emergencies, but also the everyday issues that arise at home, work, in school and on the streets.
Our long term vision is to help build a society in which working class South Asians are self-sufficient and are treated with equality, tolerance and respect.
Bobby Khan is the founder of the Coney Island Avenue Project. His sophisticated organizing, facilitation, negotiation and communication skills earned him the respect of South Asian communities in Brooklyn and the encouragement to start the organization. Since its creation, Mr. Khan and his support team have serviced over 1000 clients throughout New York.
He has been recognized by the United States Department of State, Emigrant Savings Bank as well as several Universities for his outstanding service to the NYC South Asian community. Mr. Khan has also testified before the United States Civil Rights Commission. He was selected to participate in Coro New York New American Leaders Program (January 2005 - July 2005), and is a 2005-2006 Open Society Institute (OSI) NYC Social Justice Fellow.