Mekong NYC aims to improve the quality of life of the Southeast Asian community in the Bronx and throughout New York City by achieving equity through community organizing and healing, promoting arts, culture, and language, and creating a safety net by improving access to essential social services. The Southeast Asian community in the Bronx primarily consists of Cambodian Americans and Vietnamese Americans.
Mekong NYC is where history and culture are valued and learned, where history and culture are living, where people’s needs are met, where people are united through struggle, and where the people feel liberated.
Chhaya Chhoum, Executive Director
Yasmeen Phuong Nguyen, Lead Organizer
Khamarin Nhann, Campaign Director
Khemara S. Nhann, Arts and Cultural Director
Lyly Srey, Administrative Assistant
Kim To, Deputy Director
Thida Virak, Lead Organizer
Ngoc Hong Nguyen
Socheatta Meng, Mekong NYC Board Chair
Jules Nguyen, Manager, Kirin Lin
Ngo Thanh Nhan, Ph.D. Linguistics, Vietnam Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign, and Visiting Scholar, New York University
Carolyn Tran, Mekong NYC Board Treasurer, Chief of Staff, New York City Council
Joyce Wong, LCSW, Coordinator, Indochinese Mental Health Program Montefiore Medical Group Family Health Center
Chhaya Chhoum, Executive Director, Mekong NYC