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Dimple Abichandani

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Language Access Project
 
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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • BA with Honors , English
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Juris Doctor
    Northeastern University School of Law
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Web References
Staff | Proteus Fund
www.proteusfund.org, 21 Feb 2013 [cached]
Dimple Abichandani
Security & Rights Collaborative Program Officer
In 2008 Dimple Abichandani joined Proteus Fund. In her role as program officer she leads the efforts of a funding collaborative whose aim is to shift the terms of debate around national security and human rights, and build capacity of Muslim, Arab and South Asian community organizations that are challenging post 9/11 profiling and discrimination. Dimple manages an innovative comprehensive communications infrastructure, a model for the social justice field, that serves 120 human rights organizations with the goal of increasing communications capacity and coordination. Prior to joining the Proteus Fund she was the Director of Program Development at Legal Services NYC, where she developed impact-oriented advocacy projects to address the civil legal needs of low-income communities, with a focus on the rights of low income immigrants. Dimple founded the Language Access Project to ensure access to justice for limited English proficient individuals, and developed a low-wage workers rights project.
Dimple currently serves on the advisory committees of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education and the Asian Americans Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Civic Engagement Fund. Dimple was a 2005 CORO NY New American Leaders Fellow and in 2007 was invited to participate in a New York-Hamburg Integration Xchange Program, administered by the US State Department to promote dialogue between advocates working in new immigrant communities. he served for six years as a Board Member for the Third Wave Foundation, a feminist activist foundation that supports young women and transgender youth working for social, economic, gender and racial justice. Dimple earned a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law in 2002, and a BA with Honors in English from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995.
Dimple Abichandani,Board ...
forwardtogether.org, 18 Nov 2012 [cached]
Dimple Abichandani,Board Member Dimple Abichandani is the Security and Rights Collaborative Program Officer at Proteus Fund, and she joined the Forward Together Board of Directors in 2011. She leads a funding collaborative whose aim is to shift the debate around national security and human rights, and build the capacity of Muslim, Arab, and South Asian community organizations in challenging post-9/11 discrimination. Dimple manages an innovative comprehensive communications infrastructure that serves as a model for the social justice field and serves over 100 human rights organizations with the goal of increasing communications capacity and coordination. Previously, she was the Director of Program Development at Legal Services NYC, where she developed impact-oriented advocacy projects to address the civil legal needs of low-income communities, with a focus on immigrants rights. Dimple founded the Language Access Project to ensure access to justice for limited-English-proficient individuals, and developed a low-wage workers rights project. She currently serves on the advisory committees of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education, and served for six years as a Board Member for the Third Wave Foundation. Dimple earned a JD at Northeastern University School of Law, and a BA in English at the University of Texas at Austin.
ACRJ | Staff & Board
reproductivejustice.org, 30 Dec 2011 [cached]
Dimple Abichandani
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Dimple Abichandani
The Proteus Fund's Dimple Abichandani joined the ACRJ Board of Directors in 2011. She leads a funding collaborative whose aim is to shift the debate around national security and human rights, and build the capacity of Muslim, Arab and South Asian community organizations in challenging post-9/11 discrimination. Dimple manages an innovative comprehensive communications infrastructure, a model for the social justice field, that serves over 100 human rights organizations with the goal of increasing communications capacity and coordination. Previously, she was the Director of Program Development at Legal Services NYC, where she developed impact-oriented advocacy projects to address the civil legal needs of low-income communities, with a focus on immigrants rights. Dimple founded the Language Access Project to ensure access to justice for limited English proficient individuals, and developed a low-wage workers rights project. She currently serves on the advisory committees of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education and served for six years as a Board Member for the Third Wave Foundation. Dimple earned a JD at Northeastern University School of Law, and a BA in English at the University of Texas at Austin.
Staff | Proteus Fund
www.proteusfund.org, 17 Feb 2011 [cached]
Dimple Abichandani - National Security & Human Rights Program Officer Dimple Abichandani joined the Proteus Fund in October 2008. Prior to joining the Proteus Fund she was the Director of Program Development at Legal Services NYC, where she developed impact-oriented advocacy projects to address the civil legal needs of low-income communities. Dimple founded the Language Access Project to ensure access to justice for limited English proficient individuals, and developed a low-wage workers rights project. She served as a Board Member for the Third Wave Foundation for six years. Dimple earned a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law in 2002, and a BA with Honors in English from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995.
Launch Committee (2008-2011)
korematsuinstitute.org, 1 Jan 2008 [cached]
Dimple Abichandani
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Dimple Abichandani is the National Security & Human Rights Program Officer at the Proteus Fund, where she manages a grants portfolio that includes a focus on capacity building for Muslim, Arab and South Asian organizations that work with communities impacted by national security policies and practices of racial profiling and surveillance. Previously, Dimple was the Director of Program Development at Legal Services NYC, where she developed impact-oriented advocacy projects to address the civil legal needs of low-income communities. There, she founded the Language Access Project and developed a low-wage workers rights project. Dimple earned a JD from Northeastern University in 2002, and a BA with Honors in English from the University of Texas at Austin.
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