We took a big step forward to advance and transform our work this year.
Quality services and engaged leadership have made the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) a trusted voice for Chinese American, immigrant, and low-income families of New York City for more than 50 years. We are the largest Asian American social services agency in the United States.
Through 50 programs at 30 sites and with the help of more than 700 staff, we serve 60,000 people of all ages every year.
Letter from the Board Chair and CEO
CPC was founded in response to the end of the Chinese Exclusion years that coincided with the Civil Rights Movement, the War on Poverty, and the waves of immigrant families entering the U.S. Today, our growing and diverse community continues to face barriers, so, we remain committed as an inclusive, trusted, and vigilant advocate for all.
We are excited to announce Advancing Our CommUNITY, CPC’s organization-wide strategy to promote social and economic empowerment of our Chinese American, immigrant, and low-income community members. Thank you for your enduring support as we strengthen our services and develop the advocacy and leadership skills necessary to transform lives.
We are our community
CPC operates three community centers in New York City.
One in Manhattan's Chinatown, one in Flushing, Queens, and another in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
This year, we completed and opened a new Community Center in Flushing, Queens. It houses the Nan Shan Senior Center, a senior employment program, an adult literacy program, workforce training, after-school programming, a brand new early childhood education center, and services for families with special needs.