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.