StoryCorps Podcast Series

Posted on April 24, 2015

Aracelis Lucero and Chhaya Choumm

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.

Aracelis Lucero, executive director of Masa, and Chhaya Choumm, executive director of Mekong, talk about how their backgrounds as immigrants influenced them to lead the organizations that serve their communities. We hear first from Chhaya.



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.