It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Man Chiu Wong. Mr. Wong was an employee of CPC Chinatown Senior Center, working to make the center a wonderful and joyous place for all who he interacted with.
Early Childhood Learning and Wellness Services (ECLW) is pleased to announce its first virtual 30-Hour Cohort Training in Chinese for licensed family child care providers took place last Saturday, June 20th, with 48 licensed family child providers in attendance. These training courses are designed to help fulfill the requirements for license renewal. See details for registration.
We are grateful to be able to have the support of our neighbors as we work together to address the needs of our community members. Recent donations have been made to care for our young families, our senior neighbors, and our essential staff.
On June 12th, CPC Project Gateway and EastBridge Foundation hosted a Virtual Transition Fair for high school seniors to discuss their expectations and hear tips on how to prepare for the transition into college. Community members enjoyed the opportunity to network with rising sophomores and receive tips on how to maximize their college experience.
I don’t know what to say. The last few months, the last few weeks, and the last few days have brought out a range of emotions – not only anger, sadness, frustration, and disappointment but also hope, optimism, empathy, and compassion.
Throughout the month of May, CPC took part in a national campaign called Give In May. We want to say thank you and express our gratitude to all the generous donors who joined this incredible campaign in support of AAPI communities nationwide.
The Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) extends our deepest condolences to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and demands justice be served for them and members of the Black community who have been victims of police brutality.
On May 28th, CPC staff member Amy Eng, a licensed social worker, presented a webinar to share experiences of the Asian American population during this public health crisis. The presentation was part of the Early Care and Learning Council's series of learning cafes.
Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) neighborhoods have experienced the economic devastation of COVID-19 since long before the shelter-in-place began. 32 AAPI community based organizations have united to release the following plan to call on New York City and State government officials to prioritize AAPI neighborhoods in recovery efforts. While AAPI neighborhoods were the first to suffer, we will not be the last to recover.