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About us

Our Vision:  

To advance and transform communities.

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Our Mission:

Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc.’s mission is to promote social and economic empowerment of Chinese American, immigrant and low-income communities.

Our Values:

We are our community. We are committed, inclusive, and responsive. 

We embrace our community. We are reliable, trusted, and transparent and hold ourselves to the highest quality standards. 

We empower our community. We inspire leadership, equity, and progress.  

History of CPCHistory

Founded in 1965, CPC is a social services organization that creates positive social change.  We empower Asian American, immigrant, and low-income communities in New York City by ensuring they have equitable access to the resources and opportunities needed to thrive.

Today, CPC is the nation's largest Asian American social services organization and we are the trusted partner to more than 60,000 individuals and families striving to achieve goals in their education, family, community and career.  We welcome community members at every stage of life to over 50 high-quality programs at 33 sites in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

Through all of our services, we empower New Yorkers to become agents of positive change in their own lives and in their communities.

Remembering - a note from our first executive director, Allen Cohen

As CPC continues to grow and provide services for thousands of community members a year, it is important to remember the individuals who, indirectly or directly, contributed to our success. Thanks to these individuals, hundreds of thousands of new immigrants have found resources necessary to improve their lives and contribute to the growth of New York City and our nation. View the full letter from Allen Cohen here