From parents engaged with the child welfare system, to individuals with special needs, and seniors seeking job opportunities, these stories demonstrate how education, family support, and community and economic empowerment advance and transform our communities.
On October 5, 2019, five community members experiencing homelessness were brutally attacked in Chinatown/Lower East Side while sleeping outside. Four of these community members lost their lives and one remains in critical condition.
On September 26th, 2019, CPC joined NYS Senator Zellnor Myrie and fellow community based organizations to urge the Brooklyn community to participate in the 2020 Census. Joanna Chan, Director of CPC Enrichment Programs in Brooklyn (pictured above to the left of Sen.
CPC President & CEO, Wayne Ho, has been appointed to join the NYC Commission for an Age-Friendly NYC along side CPC's nonprofit peers. This commission was started in 2010 to address the challenges the growing population of older adults in NYC face such as living in poverty.
CPC is seeking health care volunteers to serve on our Incident Review (IRC) and the Behavior Plan/Human Rights (HRC) Committees. These committees are mandated by the NYS Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) for our special needs programs in Brooklyn and Queens.
From leading arts and crafts sessions with the elderly to working on grant proposals, the internship program provided this cohort with an array of experiences catered to their individual interests, inclusive of accompanying team leaders to meetings with partners and community organizations, and visits to City Hall, the Museum of the Chinese in the Americas, and the Tenement Museum.
CPC is happy to host two international fellows through the Community Solutions Program, a year-long professional development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environme
On August 1, 2019, Mayor Bill De Blasio put $1.4 million to enlist NYC Public Libraries to help with census outreach and count, including New York Public Library, Queens Public Library, and Brooklyn Public Library branches.
CPC and Charter Spectrum partnered to distribute Safe and Healthy Home Kits to the tenants at Hong Ning Housing for the Elderly. The Wellness Team, along with Hong Ning’s property management staff (from TUC Management), distributed over 120 kits to residents.
“We are delighted to see critical investments in senior services, health, civic engagement, and education, but we urge the Mayor and the City Council to continue to work to ensure that human services organizations and staff are adequately resourced and compensated, and that funding is distributed equitably for Asian Americans and other communities of color.”
On May 31, 2019, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and census advocates called on the Federal government to renew their commitment for a fair 2020 Census count in all communities and invest in additional resources to support census counts in low income and immigrant communities.
CPC was invited by Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA) to discuss the social innovations of our programs for children and families with Ryerson University’s Social Innovations 4 Social Justice initiative.
On May 22, 2019, CPC hosted a visit from the NYC Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop. Commissioner Bishop visited CPC's Manhattan Community Center (CPC MCC) to see how CPC builds pathways to economic mobility for our community members.
In April, Carlyn Cowen, CPC's Chief Policy and Public Affairs Officer, and Bryan Lucero, Program Director of CPC LEAD, graduated from Coro New York Leadership Center's Immigrant Civic Leadership Program.
Over 200 CPC staff and community members convened a press conference and rally on the steps of City Hall as part of their 2nd annual CPC City Advocacy Day. CPC called on the Mayoral Administration and the City Council to make critical investments to address the persistent and emerging needs of the Asian American community.
The Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) is excited to announce the elections of Li Yan Chen and Michael Lee to CPC Board of Directors as well as Flora Si as the Chair of its subsidiary, CPC Home Attendant Program (CPCHAP).
On March 20, 2019, CPC joined Campaign for Children, fellow Community Based Organizations, community advocates, and elected officials on the steps of City Hall to urge Mayor de Blasio and the administration to bring salary parity to all in the early childhood workforce.
On March 14, 2019, NY Governor Cuomo announced additional services that will help immigrants in NY state. The first program is the Rapid Response Program, which will be a part of the Liberty Defense Program.
On March 8, 2019 CPC joined the NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH), Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Ian Chan from CM Margaret Chin’s office, Chinatown Partnership, ISS, and Hamilton-Madison House to announce a community event and Q&A session to discuss ways small
On February 27, 2019, Wes Moore and Robin Hood staff visited the CPC Queens Community Center to see first-hand what impacts CPC's Family Support and Economic & Community Empowerment programs have on our community.
CPC held our 54th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration Gala on Thursday, February 28th, and raised a record $500,000 to support critical services for Asian American, immigrant and low-income communities. This year was our most successful event ever!
CPC congratulates Julie Menin on her appointment to the dual role of Director of the Census for NYC and Executive Assistant Corporation Counsel for Strategic Advocacy. On January 2, 2019, Ms. Menin was appointed to her two new positions by NYC Mayor de Blasio.
Initiated in 1993, the NYC CCR&R Consortium is comprised of four agencies – Child Development Support Corporation, Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Chinese-American Planning Council, and Day Care Council of New York. The Consortium is seeking an individual to serve as its director. Applications will be accepted through November 30, 2018.
On November 1, 2018, CPC joined elected officials and nonprofit leaders at 32BJ to encourage everyone to vote in the Midterm Elections on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The Asian American community is the fastest growing community in New York City.
The Chinese-American Planning Council, our nation's largest Asian American social services organization, joins with the Asian American & Pacific Islander community to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of the Jewish community in response to the tragedy which took place on Octob
On October 23, 2018, NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, City Council Members Daniel Dromm and Carlos Menchaca came to CPC's Adult Literacy class to announce the $4 million City Council allocation to continue funding Adult Literacy programs. Working alongside the de Blasio admi
The Federal Administration, via the Department of Health and Human Services, is proposing to define gender as binary, either male or female, and determined by genitalia at birth or through genetic test, according to a leaked memo obtained by the New York Times. The leaked memo proposes that
On September 27, 2018, CPC delivered statements at two public events to demand criminal justice reforms and community investments that expedite the closure of Rikers Island and that reduce the jailed population.
CPC stands firmly opposed to the Federal Administration’s recently proposed expansion of the “public charge” definition and condemns it as an explicit and systematic attack on low-income, immigrant families, and communities of color. CPC stands united in our opposition, starting tonight at 5:30 p.m. when we stand in solidarity on the Lower East Side to protest and condemn this destructive proposal.
The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) and Project CHARGE (Coalition for Health Access to Reach Greater Equity) members, including CPC, hosted New York State elected officials and advocates for a forum on the New York Health Act. The speakers included Assemblymem
Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) and Project CHARGE (Coalition for Health Access to Reach Greater Equity) are hosting a forum on Wednesday, August 22nd, to discuss the New York Health Act and its impact on immigrant New Yorkers. The New York Health Act is legislation that, if passed, would create a single payer, publicly financed, universal health care coverage system in New York State. The event is open to the public and the press.
As organizations that serve and advocate for the Asian American community of New York, it is our responsibility to call out and stand against anti-immigrant rhetoric and anti-Blackness and work with other communities of color toward racial justice.
Over this spring and summer, CPC's Policy and Public Affairs department has engaged in a series of actions, meetings, and events to protect the Census, advocate for the removal of the Citizenship Question, and share information and resources with advocates as we prepare to mobilize our community for a complete count.
Learn how to get involved and stay informed on the latest Census 2020 updates.
CPC's Project Reach, a youth- and adult-run multiracial, multi-gender organization, hosted 12 leaders from around the world last week to discuss the varied experiences of LGBTGNC/Intersex people in their countries. The group was part of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.
On July 25, 2018, CPC received a $5,000 grant from the MassMutual Foundation as part of a national Community Service Award (CSA) program. CPC is one of twenty-two organizations nationally to receive an award.
On June 24, 2018, over 30 staff and community members from CPC took part in the New York City Pride March. In a diverse contingent of over 30 young people, Project Reach presented the wide range of "genders" that make up t
WLIW21 started the online video series, "Chinese Americans of New York & New Jersey". CPC Queens Early Childhood Center Director, Lois Lee, shared her family's and CPC's story and impact on NYC history.
On Wednesday, June 20th, over 4,000 Early Childhood Education community-based providers, teachers, union members, and allies marched from Battery Park to City Hall to add increased urgency to the salary discrepancies between community providers and Department of Education educators.
The Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) condemns the Supreme Court’s 5-to-4 decision to uphold the Federal Administration’s travel ban that indefinitely restricts non-immigrant visa travel from several mostly Muslim countries including Libya, Syria, Iran, Yemen, and Somalia.
In celebration of the LGBTQ+ community and Pride, the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC), hosted an Executive Dinner on June 20th, 2018 in partnership with Steelcase WorkLife Center, Capalino+Company, Christopher Street Financial, and The Wright Group.
CPC stands firmly against the Federal Government's policies of separating immigrant families, whether at the U.S. border, or through U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention of immigrants carrying out daily activities.
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and also marks the 53rd birthday of CPC. In honor of these two events, CPC has convened a panel on Tuesday May 29th, 2018 to discuss some of the urgent issues facing our community in the current political climate.
On May 17, 2018, CPC held its first ever City Advocacy Day. As the nation's largest Asian American social services agency, CPC used the day to highlight key issues and FY19 city budget priorities for Chinese Americans, immigrants, low-income communities, and communities of color.
The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) and the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) announce the appointment of Mitchel Wu as CPC’s Director of Queens Community Services, effective June 4th, 2018.
On May 3, 2018, CPC's President & CEO, Wayne Ho, gave the keynote address at the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event hosted by the NYC Department for Housing Preservation & Development (HPD). Mr.
On April 30, 2018, CPC joined Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and NYC lawmakers as a member of the New York Federal Budget Response Group to call on Congress to reject the disastrous cuts to food stamps, Medicaid, housing, and other social programs that strengthen
The Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) acknowledges Mayor de Blasio for his FY 2019 Executive Budget that takes some key steps toward building a fair and equitable city, but urges both the Mayoral Administration and City Council to do much more to ensure that immigrants, people of color, and
As part of CPC's campaign to "Advance our CommUNITY" and our goal to position ourselves as a community leader in policy and advocacy, we joined Asian Americans Advancing Justice for a national conference in Washington DC April 11th
CPC was recently welcomed to Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Immigrant Rights Fund and awarded a $20,000 grant to support Advancing Our CommUNITY. With this grant, CPC will expand our civic engagement, policy advocacy, and community mobilization efforts in Brooklyn through our newly created Policy and Public Affairs Division and CPC Brooklyn Community Center.
The Chinese‐American Planning Council (CPC) and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) will be holding an Immigrant Resource Fair on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11:00am to 3pm at CPC Queens Community Center, located on 133-14 41st Ave, Flushing, NY 11355.
On March 27, 2018, CPC and fellow nonprofit leaders gathered to ask the New York City Council Committee on Contracts to support an additional investment of $200 million in their March response to help ensure that contracts for nonprofit human services providers are fully funded.
On March 8, 2018, Community Board 3's Health and Human Services Committee hosted a public forum on the downsizing of services locally available through Beth Israel Hospital until the new Mt. Sinai Downtown Beth Israel Hospital opens in 2020.
CPC's own Mrs. Lois C. Lee, Director of CPC Queens Early Childhood Center, was honored by Public Advocate Letitia James at the Lunar New Year event on March 6, 2018 at the Queens Flushing Library. Mrs.
On February 22, 2018, CPC stood with the New York State Child Welfare Coalition and fellow supporters to urge the Governor and State Legislature to restore child welfare funding by removing the cap on child welfare financing.
On February 14, 2018, CPC joined Assemblymembers Marcos Crespo, Ron Kim, Nily Rozic, and State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Korean American Civic Empowerment, Asian American Federation, Minkwon Center for Community Action, and other other community leaders to speak on the i
Redefining an established nonprofit for a new generation can be a daunting task. New services need planning, established constituencies have to make room for new ones and organization leaders have to respect the voices of long-serving staffers while charting a path forward.
On January 23, 2018, CPC was delighted to welcome Korea Christian University Social Work students who were visiting the US from South Korea. The students visited our Queens Community Center to learn about CPC’s mission and vision as well as the services that we provide to the community.
On January 17, 2018, CPC President & CEO, Wayne Ho, spoke on the "Voter Inspiration" panel with Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement Executive Director, Christopher Hanway, during the United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) Executive Directors Retreat.
On Thursday, January 18, 2018, NY State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic visited CPC Queens Community Center. Alongside, CPC's President & CEO, Wayne Ho, Assemblywoman Rozic toured our Queens Flagship community center and saw the many faces of the lives CPC reaches with our programs.
Wayne Ho, President and CEO of CPC, writes about his leadership style and philosophy, which includes his three rules, #1 - No Titles, #2 - No Surprises, #3 - No Drama, for nonprofit leaders. The article,
On January 17, 2018, on the steps of City Hall, CPC joined the Asian American Federation (AAF), elected officials, immigrant advocates, and community allies - Arab American Association of New York, CMP, Council of Peoples Organization, Japanese American Social Services Inc, The Ja
CPC's President & CEO, Wayne Ho, has been appointed to the NYC Department of Education (DOE) School Diversity Advisory Group. The NYC DOE created the advisory group as a part of their Equality and Excellence for All agenda.
The Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) is excited to announce the elections of Veronica Tsang as Chair of its Board of Directors and William Tam as the Chair of the Board of Directors of its subsidiary, CPC Home Attendant Program, Inc. (CPCHAP).
CPC honored our generous community members at a Donor Appreciation Reception on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Hwa Yuan, a restaurant located at 42 East Broadway in Chinatown, Manhattan. The event was attended by more than 80 donors and friends of CPC.
The CPC Board of Directors and Staff are sad to inform you that our dear friend and long-time supporter, Norman Lau-Kee, passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Mr. Kee had been there for the start of CPC in 1965, when the organization was a grassroots idea born and incubated in
On November 4, 2017, the 2017 Mid-Autumn Festival Drawing Contest Award Presentation Ceremony, presented by EmblemHealth, Flushing BID and CPC, recognized all 10 finalists at CPC Queens Community Center. This event showcases the amazing artistic talents of the youth in our communities.
Wayne Ho, President and CEO, and Brian Chen, Director of Education and Career Services, were panelists at the 10th Annual Asian American Community Development Conference - Achieving Equality for All hosted by Asian Americans for Equality on October 25th, 2017. Wayne spoke about Asian Americ
It is with deep sorrow that the Chinese-American Planning Council announces the loss of Fay Chiang. Fay was not just a co-worker, but was a hugely popular provider, role model and sought after mentor with many underserved youth of all backgrounds, and with Asian American adults with HIV-AID
The Nonprofit Resiliency Committee was launched by Mayor Bill de Blasio on September 28, 2016 to offer opportunities for collaboration and expand lines of communication between the City and nonprofit human service sector.
To celebrate the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival, the Chinese-American Planning Council Inc. (CPC), Emblem Health and Flushing BID are pleased to present the ”Celebrate Chinese Culture Through Your Artwork” drawing contest.
During the 2017 United Nations General Assembly, CPC was invited to represent the diverse communities we serve through participation in two events celebrating diversity and empowerment of all for social justice.
On June 12, 2017 New York City Council Members Margaret S. Chin, Paul Vallone and Helen Rosenthal held a joint press conference to announce the increase in funding for senior services and for social services nonprofit organizations in the upcoming budget for New York City.
On May 31, 2017, CPC, the Chinatown Planning Council Housing Development Fund Company, and UnitedHealthCare celebrated the unveiling of the newly renovated Hong Ning Housing for the Elderly redesigned by Joe Franza.
The Chinese-American Planning Council Inc. announces the appointment of Bruce N. Lederman as a new member of the board of directors. Lederman has more than 35 years of expertise in commercial real estate and intellectual property litigation.
On May 18, 2017, the NY State Assembly announced the formation of the Asian Pacific American Legislative Task Force (APALTF). This is the first time in New York State's history that a government body has been formed solely to represent the Asian American Pacific Islander community.
CPC President & CEO, Wayne Ho, spoke with Inspiring Diversity (iD) about the importance of Asian/Pacific Islander American (APIA) Heritage Month. APIA Heritage Month began in the 1970s to celebrate Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
On April 25, 2017, CPC and members of the Lower East Side Employment Network (LESEN) joined NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, for his release of the Comptroller Office's latest report - The New Geography of Jobs: A Blueprint for Strengthening NYC Neighborhoods.
On March 15th, 2017, CPC joined leaders, staff, students, and clients representing 45 Asian-led and Asian-serving organizations on the steps of City Hall for the 9th Annual Asian Pacific American (APA) Advocacy Day as part of the 15% and Growing Coalition,
On March 24, 2017, CPC celebrated the opening of its brand new CPC Queens Community Center at 133-14 41st Avenue, Flushing, Queens with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Center houses community/social services, special needs services for families and individuals with developmental disabil
On February 27, 2017, CPC's Interim President & CEO, Janice Won, was one of the honorees at the Public Advocate Letitia James' Lunar New Year Celebration. Joined by members of the CPC Board of Directors, staff and community leaders, Janice was recognized for her dedication to t
On February 2, 2017, CPC hosted its 52nd Annual Lunar New Year Celebration at Jing Fong Restaurant with over 1,000 guests in attendance to celebrate the Year of the Rooster and honor five distinguished individuals and organizations in the community.
On October 5, 2016, CPC joined the NYC Public Advocate, Leticia James, elected officials such as NYS Assemblymember Ron Kim and NYC Councilmember Peter Koo, immigrant rights groups and concerned citizens to urge the federal government to provide the U.S.
We are calling for bids and vendor contracts for meal catering services that adhere to CACFP requirements at 4 day care centers located in Downtown Manhattan and one UPK center in Queens. Applications will be accepted till April 14, 2016.
On March 18, 2016 Senator Jesse Hamilton awarded CPC Brooklyn Community Services Director, Wai Yee Chan with the Community Service Award during the 2nd Annual Shirley Chisolm Women in Excellence Awards.
It is with sorrow that CPC announces the passing of Brian Corrigan, director of CPC’s Beacon Center at IS 220 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. With heavy hearts, we honor Brian who has lost his battle to cancer.
CPC is excited to announce its new group of interns, who just started on June 2nd. We hope you're all as excited as we are for this year's Walkathon and Family Day Fair, which will be on August 3rd in Columbus Park.