When Rila Choudhury’s husband died in 2017,  the 43-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh was alone in New York City.

She found vital support at Sapna NYC, a Parkchester nonprofit serving the South Asian community. Over the past decade, Sapna has helped thousands through English classes and health programs.

“Most of the time these women have a lot of potential, but they don’t know how to access the resources that will make them successful—that’s where we come in,” said Diya Basu-Sen, executive director.