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CPC’s Service Learning and Project Gateway Youth Gather Around the Campfire

August 16, 2019
This summer, the participants of CPC’s Service Learning Program collaborated with another youth program, Project Gateway, on our annual camping trip.
August 16, 2019
CPC's SYEP Youth On Steps of City Hall with Public Advocate Williams and Council Member Debi Rose

CPC Youth Rally for Expanded Summer Youth Employment Program

August 15, 2019
On Wednesday, August 14th, CPC youth joined Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams and elected officials at City Hall to rally for new legislation that would create a new Youth Employment Education Program for all school-age New York City residents, regardless of immigration status. 
August 15, 2019
Connects Incoming Freshmen with College Mentors

Project Gateway Connects Incoming College Students with Peer Mentors

July 18, 2019
On a sunny Saturday afternoon, incoming college freshmen gathered to attend a Freshman Transition Fair to gain practical advice on what to expect during their first semester of college. This event was made possible by our College Advisory Council (CAC) mentors who volunteer their time to plan and execute this event along with volunteer college mentors.
July 18, 2019

PG: College Connect - Building the Bridge to College Resilience and Graduation Success

June 13, 2019

CPC's Project Gateway is excited to announce the launch of our college resilience program, PG: College Connect (PG: CC). PG: CC is a one-year mentorship program that begins in early July 2019 and aims to promote graduation success.

June 13, 2019

CPC LEAD Chorus Performs in Spring Showcase

June 11, 2019

On Friday, June 7th, the chorus from CPC's LEAD Program (Learn. Excel. Advocate. Dream.) performed a Spring Showcase at the High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies.

June 11, 2019

CPC Youth Awarded 2019 UNH Viacom College Scholarship

June 10, 2019

On Tuesday, June 4th, Alice Jiang from the CPC Queens Learn and Earn Program was awarded the 2019 United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) Viacom College Scholarship.

June 10, 2019
Learn.Dream.Advocate.Lead) at the High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies went to see the Lion King on Broadway over Spring Break

CPC LEAD Goes to Broadway for Spring Break 

June 5, 2019
Students from the CPC LEAD (Learn.Dream.Advocate.Lead) program at the High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies went to see the Lion King on Broadway over Spring Break. 
June 5, 2019

An Insider's View Regarding College Persistence in AAPI Community

May 14, 2019

College transition is a stressful stage for any young person, but how would the experience differ for youth coming from a minority background? Or from an immigrant household? Or as a first-generation college student?

May 14, 2019

Queens Learn and Earn Program Hosts Stop 'N' Swap Event

May 6, 2019

On Saturday, April 27th, youth from our Queens Learn and Earn Program organized and hosted a Stop 'N' Swap event at CPC's Queens Community Center. Their goal was to actively engage the Flushing community in alternative forms of recycling.

May 6, 2019

Manhattan Learn and Earn Program Visits Google

May 6, 2019

On April 26th, the Manhattan Learn and Earn Program visited Google’s NYC location for a day of career exploration and professional development. The trip included panel presentations and a tour of the office.

May 6, 2019
Tommy Lam speaking at the Youth Rally Against Hate

Tommy Lam Speaks at NYC Councilmember Deutsch's Youth Rally Against Hate

April 1, 2019

On Sunday, March 3rd, Education and Career Services team member Tommy Lam joined elected officials, families, and students of all ages and backgrounds for a youth rally against hate at James Madison High School in Brooklyn.

April 1, 2019

SYEP Participant Application Now Available

April 1, 2019

The 2019 Summer Youth Employment Program Participant Application is now available. Interested youth between the ages of 14-24 can apply online, or download a paper application, at:

https://application.nycsyep.com/

April 1, 2019

Learn and Earn Program Hosts 2nd Annual Parent Engagement Night

March 29, 2019

On March 22nd, the Manhattan Learn and Earn Program hosted its 2nd Annual Parent Engagement Night at the Hong Ning Housing for the Elderly's kitchen space.

March 29, 2019

BEST Speaker Spotlight Series: Live Your Best (Financial) Life

March 27, 2019
On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) collaborated with Lai Ling Li, Co-Chair of Community Involvement of AsPIRE Tri-State and Danny Lee, Market Director of the Financial District at JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) to host a financial literacy workshop, “Live Your Best (Financial) Life.”
March 27, 2019

Service Learning Initiative Visits Princeton University

March 6, 2019

On February 18th, community members from CPC's Service Learning Initiative toured Princeton University. Youth were excited about visiting an ivy league school and one of the premier universities in the country.

March 6, 2019
Group Photo

CPC's Intern and Earn Program Hosts Successful Career Panel

February 15, 2019

On Wednesday, February 6th, CPC's Intern and Earn program hosted a career panel for participants from our 23rd cohort. Panelists included professionals spanning government, law enforcement, finance, and healthcare.

February 15, 2019

CPC Hosts 'Instant Decision Day' in Collaboration with the University at Buffalo

February 1, 2019
The results were overwhelmingly positive. 83% of the attendees either received a non-binding offer of admission to UB, or a conditional acceptance into the university’s Educational Opportunity Program.
February 1, 2019

Beacon Celebrates the Holidays with Family Night

January 4, 2019

On December 28, 2018, CPC Beacon Program at IS220 hosted their annual Holiday Family Night. The CPC Beacon Program regularly hosts Family Nights to bring the community together for a night of family fun and resource sharing.

January 4, 2019
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CPC LEAD Students Perform Holiday Concert at Hong Ning Housing for the Elderly

December 19, 2018
CPC’s Learn. Excel. Advocate. Dream. (CPC LEAD) program brought 33 students from the High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies to perform at Hong Ning Senior Housing for the Elderly in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Over 50 residents attended the music performance.
December 19, 2018

CPC Service Learning Program Fundraises for the Innocence Project

December 12, 2018

Last month, the CPC Service Learning Program hosted a screening of 13th (2016), a powerful documentary that explores the intersection of race and mass incarceration in the United States.

December 12, 2018

BEST Mentorship Program - Speaker Spotlight Series: Asian Americans Breaking through the Bamboo Ceiling

November 8, 2018
On Friday, October 19th, the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) hosted another successful Business Exploration Student Track (BEST) Mentorship Program event featuring a Distinguished Spotlight Speaker Series panel with JPMorgan Chase. Lai Ling Li, a Vice President at JPMorgan moderated the "Asian Americans Breaking through the Bamboo Ceiling: Career Strategies & Cultural Barriers Part 2" panel, welcoming three executives to motivate our community members.
November 8, 2018

Join CPC's Intern and Earn Program!

November 5, 2018

Join Intern and Earn in November for our next cohort!

November 5, 2018
Wendy McKelvey of NYCDOHMH (7th from the left) and Regina Keenan of NYSDOH (4th from the right) with CPC youth after conducting a workshop on fish advisory

CPC Youth Advocate for a Healthier Community

October 25, 2018
The New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene published an article in the Journal of Urban Health about a decline in blood mercury levels. Direct outreach conducted by local community based organizations including CPC may have contributed to these promising results!
October 25, 2018

CPC BEST Speaker Spotlight Series: Asian American Game Changers in Entrepreneurship and Tech

August 20, 2018
Four young entrepreneurs discussed their experiences growing their businesses with CPC's BEST program at a panel discussion earlier this month. The discussion on careers was possible with the help of Lai Ling Li, an employee of JPMorgan Chase and a pioneer who launched the Business Exploration Student Track (BEST) Mentorship Program. Titled “Asian-American Game Changers in Entrepreneurship and Technology,” the discussion focused on the underrepresented topic of young Asian entrepreneurs in America.

CPC Promotes Kevin Tse as Deputy Director of Education and Career Services

July 17, 2018

The Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) is excited to announce that Kevin Tse has been promoted to Deputy Director of Education and Career Services. In this role, Kevin will manage CPC’s youth services and workforce development programs that serve over 6,200 New Yorkers each year.

July 17, 2018
YAIP Reunion Night Group Picture

Young Adult Internship Program Hosts Alumni Reunion Night

July 3, 2018

CPC's Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP) hosted an Alumni Reunion Night on June 21st at DCTV (Downtown Community Television Center) in Manhattan.

CPC's Beacon Community Center Selected to Host a PASE Summer Teaching Fellow

May 24, 2018

CPC's Beacon Community Center was recently selected by the Partnership for After School Education (PASE) to serve as a host site for a 2018 Summer Teaching Fellow.

May 24, 2018

CPC's Young Adult Internship Program Learns About Smart Investing

May 24, 2018

On April 18th and 25th, participants from CPC's Young Adult Internship Program took part in a financial education series led by Frank Wu of Prudential Financial, Inc., a CPC community partner.

May 24, 2018

CPC's Service Learning Initiative Visits Boston College

May 24, 2018

In April, participants from CPC's Service Learning Initiative had the opportunity to visit Boston College. For many students, this was their first trip to Massachusetts and the Boston area.

CPC's Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP) takes on the Gig Economy with SAMASchool

May 24, 2018

In April, CPC’s Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP) continued their ongoing partnership with San Francisco-based nonprofit SAMASchool.

May 24, 2018

Beacon Program Participants Spend a Night at the Museum

May 11, 2018
The American Museum of Natural History hosted the giant sleepover for some of CPC's flashlight-holding Beacon Program participants aged 11 to 14.
May 11, 2018
BEST Resume Review with CPC Alumni

BEST Session with JPMorgan Chase Features Vanessa Chiu, Executive Director at JPMorgan and CPC Board Member

May 9, 2018
On Friday, April 27th, CPC welcomed 12 JPMorgan Chase Volunteers to our Manhattan Community Center to facilitate the second part of a three-part series with JPMorgan as part of the BEST (Business Exploration Student Track) Program. CPC BEST is a program designed to help CPC Alumni who are now college students gain a deeper understanding of what it means to work in the business industry. 
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CPC Staff Joins CACF Social Justice Leadership Institute

March 20, 2018

Congratulations to CPC Education & Career Services staff members Mimi Ko (left) and Grace Wang (right) on their acceptance into the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) Social Justice Leadership Institute (SJLI). Ms. Ko and Ms.

March 20, 2018

ECS Youth Participate in National Student Walkout Day

March 19, 2018

On March 14th, youth from CPC's Education and Career Services Division (ECS) joined nearly one million students around the country by participating in National School Walkout Day to remember the victims of the Stoneman Douglas High S

CPC Hosts Youth Forums on the Stoneman Douglas Tragedy and National Student Walkout Day

March 9, 2018

On March 8, 2018, CPC's Educational and Career Services division (ECS) hosted a youth forum at our Manhattan Community Center to provide high school participants with a safe space to share their reactions to the February 14th shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, and brainstorm ideas on how t

SYEP 2018 Deadline Extended March 30 2018

2018 SYEP Applications Available

February 13, 2018

Applications are now open for the 2018 DYCD Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Applications are due Friday, March 30, 2018. 

Participants are selected by lottery for the program.

February 13, 2018
Youth Action Day 2018 Group Picture

Annual Youth Action Day

January 31, 2018

The picture above showcases Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou (Bottom row, 2nd from the right) of District 65 joining  CPC's ISY participants and staff for a picture after her supportive speech for SYEP, The Well of the Legislative Building in Albany NY.

CPC LEAD PR Fundraiser

CPC LEAD Students Stand With Puerto Rico

January 10, 2018

Students from the CPC LEAD after-school program at the High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies held a bake sale to raise funds for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. The bake sale was organized by the WE Schools Club, a club that centers around service learning and the Red Cross Club.

January 10, 2018

Young Adult Internship Program Career Panel

November 15, 2017

On Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, our Young Adult Internship Program held our first Career Exploration Panel. We invited special guests and alumni to speak with our current participants about career goals and aspirations.

November 15, 2017
CPC Participates in SYEP Task Force

CPC Participates in SYEP Task Force

November 6, 2017

The NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) had recently formed a task force to improve the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) before the city releases the program's new Request for Proposal.

November 6, 2017

Youth Visioning for a Better World

September 19, 2017

On September 18, 2017, Project Reach co-hosted a significant visioning session with Love, Hallie Foundation, a foundation created by Hallie Geier's family after her tragic passing.  Hallie Geier was an 11-year old child activist who spent her childhood years writing prolifically ab

September 19, 2017

Jr. NBA Basketball Camp at BasketBall City

September 1, 2017

This summer, BasketBall City generously offered over 50 scholarships to CPC youth to attend their premier summer basketball camp. Each scholarship is valued at $595 per participant, per week. BasketBall City is an Official Facility Partner of the Jr.

September 1, 2017

CPC's 3rd Annual Basketball Tournament at Columbus Park

September 1, 2017

Saturday, August 19th, 2017 marked CPC’s third annual Basketball Tournament. 24 teams from across the boroughs came together to participate in a day of friendly competition. Comprised of roughly 100 youth participants and 50 volunteers of all ages, the tournament was truly a community event.

September 1, 2017

YAIP Application Day on 7/18/2017

July 13, 2017
Join us for an onsite application day on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 @ 2PM for a paid internship opportunity! We will be ready to answer any questions that you might!
July 13, 2017
CPC Participates in Manhattan District Attorney Office's CJII Youth Opportunity Hub

CPC Participates in Manhattan District Attorney Office's CJII Youth Opportunity Hub

February 24, 2017

As part of the Manhattan District Attorney Office's Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII), a consortium of agencies based in the Lower East Side (LES) are collaborating to pilot a 'Youth Opportunity Hub' for at-risk youth and young adults in the community.

February 24, 2017
SYEP Applications Are Available

SYEP Applications Are Available

February 6, 2017

Applications are now open for the 2017 DYCD Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Applications are due Friday, March 17, 2017. The application process was launched earlier this year to give New Yorkers additional time to plan for the summer.

February 6, 2017
CPC Youth Participant Goes on an Upcoming Arctic Expedition

CPC Youth Participant Goes on an Upcoming Arctic Expedition

June 24, 2016

On June 21, 2016 CPC and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, along with support from NYS Assembly Member Peter Abbate, Jr.

June 24, 2016
2016 Youth Action Day!

2016 Youth Action Day!

February 16, 2016
On February 1st, 2016, the Chinese-American Planning Council’s Youth Division participated in Youth Action Day at the New York State Capitol in Albany, NY.
NYC Ladders for Leaders Application Now Available

NYC Ladders for Leaders Application Now Available

January 15, 2016

The 2016 NYC Ladders for Leaders Application is now available.

January 15, 2016
Manhattan Youth Services Goes to UPenn

Manhattan Youth Services Goes to UPenn

December 15, 2015

In collaboration with the Extended School Day program at the High School for Dual Language & Asian Studies, CPC Manhattan's In-School Youth students attended a college tour of UPenn. Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the UPenn is one of the eight Ivy League schools in the North East.

December 15, 2015
CPC Youth Spook Prospect Park Visitors for Halloween

CPC Youth Spook Prospect Park Visitors for Halloween

November 2, 2015

Youth volunteers from CPC Manhattan's In-School Youth Program, based out of the Eldridge Street Community Services Center, and our Extended School Day/Student Violence Prevention Program, hosted at the High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies, assisted with some fr

November 2, 2015
CPC Project Gateway Program  - A Success!

CPC Project Gateway Program - A Success!

June 10, 2015

CPC Project Gateway celebrated the successful completion of their first year-long college readiness program initiative this past Tuesday, June 9th 2015.

In School Youth Program Helps Revitalize a Community Space

In School Youth Program Helps Revitalize a Community Space

May 1, 2015

On Saturday, March 28th, a group of In School Youth Program students participated in another Habitat for Humanity program called A Brush with Kindness.

CPC Youth Hit the Slopes (and Visit Prestigious Colleges Too!)

CPC Youth Hit the Slopes (and Visit Prestigious Colleges Too!)

March 6, 2015

Students may have been off from school during mid-winter recess, but CPC Youth Services never takes a break!

March 6, 2015
SYEP Participant Application Now Available

SYEP Participant Application Now Available

March 2, 2015

The 2015 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Participant Application is now available.  SYEP is open to all New York City residents between the ages of 14 through 24 and offers work experience, teaches valuable employment skills, and provides participants with a summer income.

March 2, 2015
Project Gateway Goes on a One Day Adventure Upstate to Binghamton University

Project Gateway Goes on a One Day Adventure Upstate to Binghamton University

November 19, 2014

On November 11, 2014, Project Gateway went on a college trip to Binghamton with 38 high school students; all were juniors and seniors from various high schools in NYC, (including Francis Lewis, Forest Hills HS, Brooklyn Technical High School, Millennium HS, Stuyvesant HS, Midwood H