Seema Agnani

Seema Agnani
Seema Agnani is executive director of National CAPACD, and has nearly 20 years of experience working in the community development and immigrant rights sectors, focused primarily on the challenges of providing housing, economic opportunity, and support systems for new immigrants. She is a founder and former executive director of Chhaya CDC, a member of National CAPACD that works with New Yorkers of South Asian origin to advocate for and build economically stable, sustainable, and thriving communities. Her former positions include coordinating consultant to the Fund for New Citizens at The New York Community Trust, and director of Training and Technical Assistance at Citizens Committee for NYC. She began her work in New York City with Asian Americans for Equality.
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