05/24/2012 01:08 pm ET

A Charity For Children Of New York's South Asian Working Class

NEW YORK–Like a number of charities in the United States, South Asian Youth Action (SAYA) seeks to help needy South Asian children, but not in some distant land like India — these youths are in its backyard in New York City.

According to the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey from 2010, more than 1 out of 20 youths (between the ages of five and 19) in New York City are South Asian, and a quarter of this population lives at or below the poverty level. In the New York borough of Queens, where SAYA is based, one out of eight youths is South Asian.

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