About Us

Welcome to APNA Brooklyn Community

APNA Brooklyn Community Center was founded in 2017 in Brighton Beach to build bridges through community engagement, education, and empowerment. Since its founding, APNA has jumped right into projects to meet the needs of local residents, especially those who are low-income, older, and/or have limited English proficiency. The Brooklyn neighborhoods of Brighton Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Luna Park and Coney Island are home to diverse communities of recent immigrants hailing from countries including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and several Central American countries. Members of these communities often are not native English speakers and have difficulty navigating government social service systems. APNA helps bridge this gap, ensuring the communities we serve are able to navigate and benefit from the services that help them live safe, healthy, and fulfilled lives.

Our Dedicated Team

APNA Brooklyn Community Center is operated by a dedicated group of
volunteers, including the active daily participation of each member of the Board
of Directors:

Pervez Siddiqui
CHAIRMAN
He stands out among community leaders due to his educational background, professional experience and dedicated service to the community.
Shazia Bibi
DIRECTOR
She has made healthcare more accessible and easier for members of the communities she serves, especially immigrants.
Erum Hanif
Erum Hanif
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Ms. Hanif is a Human Resources Management Professional with more than a decade of experience in HR and Law. She has skills and expertise in HR

Our Mission

Build bridges through community engagement, education, and empowerment. We provide programs and services to bring this mission to life.

Our Programs

APNA offers programs like SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, HEAP, Cash assistance, Food Pantry assistance, Affordable housing, Tax preparation & filing.

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Donate to contribute to APNA’s mission of building bridges through community engagement, education, and empowerment.

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