SEVA is a nonprofit, community based organization founded by neighbors who were born, raised or immigrated to Richmond Hill, Queens, who grew increasingly outraged by the lack of information, assistance, organization, and resources in their community.


SEVA has evolved into one of the most dynamic community based organizations in Queens. The mission of the organization is to build a broad based and sustainable network of community based organizers and members to address the critical needs, of the most under resourced immigrant communities in New York City — with a special focus on the South Asian and West Indian enclaves of Queens, NYC. SEVA's strategy is based on grassroots organizing focused on building community networks one member at a time.