KALAGNY at Korea Day Parade

Come march with the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (”KALAGNY”) at the Korean Day Parade on Saturday, October 3, 2015, starting at 11 a.m., and join the celebration of the robust Korean culture and people!  Join them for the Parade, then have lunch on KALAGNY.  RSVP required.  Rain or shine!  

Please click here to RSVP and KALAGNY will contact you with further details.  

Chhaya CDC Seeks Pro Bono Assistance for Immigration Clinics

Are you a lawyer seeking opportunities to serve your community?

Chhaya CDC, New York City’s leading South Asian serving non-profit organization is seeking lawyers interested in applying their pro-bono time to help new immigrants seek assistance with their citizenship applications and immigration cases.

Note: Bangla, Hindi, Nepali, Urdu and Tibetan languages are greatly appreciated but not required.

Sign up NOW for one or more of these clinics and workshops!


Chhaya CDC 

37-43, 77th Street, 2nd Fl.

Jackson Heights, NY 11372

(Directions: Take the E,F,R,M, or 7 train to Roosevelt Avenue/74th Avenue Stop)

Upcoming Immigration Legal Clinic

TIME: 4:00 – 7:00 PM

  1. Thurs. August 6th
  2. Thurs. September 3rd
  3. Thurs. October 1st
  4. Thurs. November 5th
  5. Thurs. December 3rd

Upcoming Citizenship Workshop

TIME: 2:00-6:00 PM

  1. Sun. August 16th
  2. Sun. September 20th 
  3. Sun. October 18th
  4. Sun. November 15th 
  5. Sun. December 20th

For more information or to register for a workshop, please email Rasel Rahman, Senior
Community Organizer at [email protected] or call (718) 478-3848

Chhaya CDC is a HUD approved 501 © 3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to
serve New Yorkers of South Asian origin to advocate for and build economically
stable, sustainable, and thriving communities. We work in the areas of housing, asset
building, community organizing and advocacy, and neighborhood planning and
development. Find out more about our work and achievements on our website.

NYCAAMH Symposium – The Impact of Problem Gambling among Asian Americans

A Symposium presented by: The New York Coalition for Asian American Mental Health

A Discussion on the Impact of Problem Gambling among Asian Americans: Implications for Treatment and Prevention

EVENT DATE: October 1, 2015 from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


Gambling Disorder as a Behavioral Addiction
Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A., Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Chief of Service, University Hospital

Personal Experience with Problem Gambling by Consumers

Gambling Disorder among Asians
Jackie Xu Z. Chen, M.D., Board Certified Psychiatrist
Chairman of CSH, Affiliation with Maimonides Medical Center

Panel on Cultural and Psychosocial Aspects of Problem Gambling
JJ Hung, LMHC, CASAC, Director, Asian Recovery Program, Hamilton Madison House
Sung Min Yoon, D.S.W., Project Director, Asian Outreach Clinic, The Child Center of NY
Private Practice – The Yoon Behavioral Health Center.
Shahid A. Faaroqi, Director of Outreach, The ICNA Relief, USA Problem Gambling

Support and Treatment Resources – OASAS


No fees, but limited seating – rsvp by September 25, 2015 recommended



  • Hamilton Madison House
  • The Chinese American Sunshine House
  • 384 Grand Street, Inc.

Asian Gambling Addiction, More than Just Chance

“Research shows Asians in the U.S. have a disproportionate number of pathological gamblers (i.e. addicted) as compared to the general American population. According to Dr. Timothy Fong, an associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and co-director of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program, the rate of gambling addiction ranges from 6 percent to nearly 60 percent, depending on the specific Asian ethnicity (Southeast Asian refugees scoring highest) as opposed to the national rate of 1-2 percent.”

— Post published by Sam Louie MA, LMHC on Jul 09, 2014 in Minority Report 

Register now for Tri-state Regional Leadership Academy (New York – New Jersey – Connecticut)

The APAICS Regional Leadership Academy is a two-day leadership training and policy summit for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community stake holders and those seeking to run for elected office at all levels across the country. 

October 2-3, 2015
75 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10011


Schedule of Events

*subject to change

Friday, October 2
8:00am – 6:00pm

  • Keynote Speaker: Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06)
  • Leadership training will include:
    • Campaign Planning: Getting Ready to Run
    • Stump Speech: Telling Your Story
    • Fundraising 101
    • Basebuilding & Networking
  • Networking reception (6:00pm – 8:00pm)

Saturday, October 3
9:00am – 3:00pm

  • Policy Roundtable Discussions:
    • Topics covered will be health, education and economic development. Policy roundtables bring together leaders in government, corporate sector and the community to discuss current issues impacting the AAPI community in the local region.

Registration is complimentary. Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days.
Airfare and accommodation not included.

For questions, please contact Amy Watanabe
at [email protected] or 202-296-9200.