Transdiaspora Network

Transdiaspora Network is an independent 501(c)(3) human capacity building non?profit organization conducting culturally?oriented HIV prevention and awareness activities in Brooklyn, New York. We communicate with at?risk youth, mainly of Caribbean descent, and empower them to develop their sense of personal responsibility in their relationship with the community. Unlike other clinical HIV prevention endeavors, the organization's professional practice is substantiated in the process of cultural proficiency. Through dance mediation and storytelling dynamics, we innovatively engage youth in a different dialogue about prevention. Communication plays an enormous role in our groundbreaking approach. Our youth gain multiple points of access to prevention not only through abstinence and the use of condoms, but also by building self-esteem, self-awareness, negotiation skills, teamwork, and community engagement, among others.