WE ARE NEW YORK
An Emmy Award-winning television show created to help immigrant New Yorkers practice English.
We Are New York is a 9-episode broadcast TV drama used as an English language and civic engagement tool for immigrant New Yorkers. It was a project of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Adult Education and the City University of New York.
Kayhan wrote the scripts and created a linked, community-based conversation initiative that brought thousands of immigrants, throughout the five boroughs, together to practice English in volunteer-led conversation groups.
She also created educational comic books based on the series which were translated into 5 languages and distributed in NYC public hospitals, courts, CBOs and local meeting places.