Immigration is not a one-sided benefit. While immigrants to New York may gain the opportunity to start anew, the multicultural diversity of the AAPI community broadens New Yorkers’ horizons to new cultures and traditions.
"It is really important to share our culture with other New Yorkers. They also interest our cultures. I found some people actually didn't know what the real Asian culture is. So sharing our culture is a good way to learn from each other.” – Doreen M.
“New York gave me a great opportunity to grow myself to be a person with a big heart.” – Anonymous, from Japan
“Prior to coming to the States, I had no idea what a resume was and now I have a resume that is filled... But for me personally, the actual achievement is who I have become... I think I finally understand what freedom and peace feel like and all I can say is, it is empowering.” – Anonymous