Welcome To Transdiaspora Network
Transdiaspora Network (TDN) is a volunteer-run social enterprise and a leading human capacity building non-profit organization conducting culturally-oriented HIV prevention and awareness activities in Brooklyn, New York. We also promote social innovation, community engagement and advocacy, and we are part of the international movement to walk toward an AIDS-free generation.
Our organization engages at-risk youth of various cultural backgrounds in an innovative dialogue about prevention and empower them to develop their sense of personal responsibility in their relationship with the community through our pioneering programs. Unlike other youth development and public health preventive strategies, our unique approach works in the stages of PRE-primary prevention tapping on the youth’s informal network. Our non-lecture model changes youth’s way of thinking and behavior which in turn teaches them prevention. In 2012, we were honored with the NYS Health Commissioner’s Distinguished Service Award provided by the AIDS Institute.
TDN was on the front lines of NYC first recovery effort. A few days after Superstorm Sandy, our group was one of the few non-profit organizations in New York City to document the social tragedy, to plan an emergency community outreach, to conduct an in-site assessment of Coney Island’s devastated area, and to executed a collaborative hurricane disaster relief effort with other nine entities on board. In recognition of our comprehensive approach, Citizens Committee for NYC has awarded us with its Hurricane Relief Grant to amplify our work in Coney Island. report + video