Posted on March 14, 2019
Fatima Shama and Kyung Yoon
Every day, we encounter community leaders and organizers whose stories deserve to be shared and celebrated. The New York Foundation partnered with StoryCorps to craft a new lot of short-interview series featuring our trustees, grantees, and former grantees in conversations that get to the heart of what matters in their work.
New York Foundation board members and friends Fatima Shama and Kyung Yoon share how their personal experiences inform their work to support immigrants. Fatima is executive director of The Fresh Air Fund, and Kyung is executive director of the Korean American Community Foundation. We hear first from Fatima.
Produced and recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. The interviews afford a raw encounter with the personal trials and triumphs of advocates, and an unmediated perspective on community-driven efforts in New York City.