Shetu Inc. is a community-based non-profit organization working with the South Asian communities in New York City. Formed with the vision of empowering, advocating and creating leaders in the underrepresented South Asian communities, Shetu intends to promote civic and socio-economic participation in New York by building bridges across cultures, languages, and generations. Shetu, meaning “bridge” in English, was founded in 2007 with the aspiration of assisting the low-income, Bangladeshi immigrants to facilitate an easier acculturation in America. Gradually, Shetu expanded its scope to work for the underserved, immigrant communities in the US by bridging the socio-cultural gap and promoting civic participation. Shetu carries out its work in several areas such as, workforce development, civic engagement, health and family education to name a few, through various programs, events and workshops for its targeted communities.