News & Press Releases
Queens, NY— Last week, scholars in Khan Foundation's College Access Program celebrated their graduation. The ceremony took place at the Harvest Room in Jamaica, Queens. The College Access Program works closely with 12th grade low-income Queens residents and their families to help students find, apply, and get into competitive colleges while helping them secure scholarships. Special guests in attendance include Akshar Patel, Community Liason for Councilman Daneek Miller, Mizan Chowdhury, Candidate for Congress, and Horace Davis, Founder of the Caribbean American Society of NY.
Manhattan, NY— Yesterday, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer held an Eid-al-Fitr Celebration. At the celebration, Khan Foundation Founder & Executive Director, Dr. Ivan Khan introduced the NYC Comptroller, commending him on his commitment to promoting New York City’s diversity as well as being an advocate for immigrants’ rights—issues that are important to KF and its mission.
Manhattan, NY – Yesterday, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Member I. Daneek Miller hosted an Eid Ul-Fitr Celebration at the Council Chamber at City Hall. At the celebration Council Member Miller presented Khan Foundation with a proclamation recognizing its commitment to advancing educational opportunities for low-income, undocumented, and new immigrant high school youth through its college and career readiness programs.
Manhattan, NY - On December 8th, Khan Foundation hosted its Annual Leadership Awards & Fundraiser at Haveli Bhanjara in the Lower East Side. The fundraiser honored the Emmy nominated documentary maker, writer, and activist, Byron Hurt. Hurt has made several award winning films including Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes & Soul Food Junkies.
Khan Foundation Jackson Heights, New York – August 4, 2015 - This past weekend Khan Foundation a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization held its orientation for this year’s College Access Program (CAP) Scholars. The free program is in its second year of operation with its main purpose being to help NYC students from low-income, underrepresented communities, find, apply to, and gain admission to colleges with significant financial aid and scholarships. Over the next 6 months, the scholars will participate in Saturday morning workshops, a free 12-week SAT course, campus trips/tours, informational sessions with college representatives and receive one-on-one guidance counseling. Through targeted guidance and mentorship during workshops, Khan Foundation Instructors & Coordinators provide college admissions preparation as well as application & scholarship assistance over the entire college admissions process. The Khan Foundation believes that all young people should have an opportunity to apply to college, regardless of their personal backgrounds or financial statuses.
New York, NY – July 15, 2014 - Khan Foundation (KF), a start-up not-for-profit organization serving low income and undocumented youth in the outer boroughs of NYC recently launched their College Access Program. The free program is set to begin at the end of August and aims to help students apply to college and secure financial aid and scholarships.
New York, NY – June 11, 2014 – Yesterday, Khan Foundation (KF), a not-for-profit organization serving low income and undocumented youth hosted a celebration for their first cohort of College Access Program Scholars at Macaulay Honors College. Dr. Ivan Khan, Founder, Melissa Johnson, Program Director, and Ashely Azor, Program Coordinator, lead the celebration for graduating KF scholars, their families, board members, and supporters.
Queens, NY – January 9, 2014 – Khan Foundation (KF), a start-up not-for-profit organization serving minority students in the outer boroughs of NYC, recently held its first Women in Leadership event this past Thursday. In the 3-hour program held at the Khan’s Tutorial Astoria location, the organization hosted an open forum where women discussed gender identity and leadership goals.