Advocacy in 2007
- Conducted 14 walk-in clinics to canvas community members and respond to needs related to immigration, detention, workplace safety and hazards, discrimination, job placement, health care, and benefits
- Connected 50 individuals with the appropriate social service organizations or pro-bono lawyers to address their specific needs
- Achieved a 70% success rate in resolving legal issues and cases
- Continued advocacy started in 2006 to grant South Asian detainees the right to practice their religion in detention centers.
Education, Empowerment and Service
- In 2007, holding 10 community forums to educate families about current events and immigration policies that affect the South Asian community of New York City
- From 2005 to the present, assisting with more than 600 community members to get roughly $250,000 in partnership with the Cash Back program of Citizens Committe for NYC
- Since 2006, making 110 job placement referrals
- Since 2006, making 50 health referrals enabling immigrants to obtain health benefits regardless of their immigration status
- Since 2006, in collaboration with the New York City Department of Occupational Safety and Health, organizing and educating approximately 200 restaurant workers and construction workers about their rights at workplaces, exploitation by employers, and ensuring their health and safety
- Since 2006, educating and empowering 500 South Asian women through health awareness, leadership development, immigration, and financial empowerment workshops.
Cultural and Fundraising Events
Since 2006, organizing cultural events, music recitals, and film screenings. Events have attracted over 600 guests from Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Awards and Fellowships
- Received Osbourne Elliot community leadership award for its outstanding acheivements.
- 2005: Selected to participate in Coro New York's Immigrant Civic Leadership Program
- 2005-2006: Bobby Khan was selected to be a Open Society Institute (OSI) NYC Social Justice Fellow