CPC is a social services organization that creates social change.
With 50 programs and services at 30 sites, and the dedication of more than 700 staff, we served 60,000 people of all ages.
Our vision is to advance and transform communities. Our mission is to promote social and economic empowerment of Chinese American, immigrant, and low-income communities.
Our values state: 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.
Letter from the Board Chair and CEO
Throughout the past year, we continued to implement Advancing Our CommUNITY, our organization-wide strategy to address persistent and emerging needs and to strengthen leadership among our staff and community members.
We tackled immediate human needs, upheld our organizational values, and also amplified the voices and stories of our community members to improve the policies and programs affecting their lives.
In this annual report, we want to profile three community members whose experiences with CPC highlight themes seen in our work every day – meaningful relationships, mutual trust, individual empowerment, and social change.
A single parent, an individual with developmental disabilities, and an immigrant senior share their stories about how CPC made a difference in their lives.
We hope that you celebrate the community members profiled in this report and equally celebrate your support in making these stories possible. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our community members!
IMPACTS BY THE NUMBERS
1,661 families received free and affordable STEM, arts, and recreational programming at our after-school programs in 11 underserved elementary schools
298 elementary students received intensive reading and literacy supports through our Ready Readers program
562 adult literacy students learned English
300 youth participated in our college success program through individualized counseling, financial aid support, and college readiness workshops
83% of youth attending University of Buffalo's Instant Decision Day were accepted on the spot
6,785 applicants received enrollment assistance in SNAP
126 emergency home kits distributed to residents of our subsidiary Hong Ning Housing for the Elderly
600 seniors screened for mental health and wellness
205,963 meals and snacks provided through funds from the Child and Adult Care Food Program
3,000 homebound individuals served through our subsidiary Home Attendant Program
100 families supported through counseling and child welfare prevention services
1,253 youth and individuals provided education and linkage to care to improve health outcomes, including some infected or affected by HIV/AIDS
109 legislative visits to city, state, and federal elected officials were conducted by our community members and staff
2,590 young people worked summer and school-year jobs through the Summer Youth Employment Program and Work, Learn and Grow
32 rallies and press conferences were held to advocate for and advance our communities
112 community members received free workforce training for in-demand sector-based careers
188 seniors with low or no income accessed paid on-the-job training and job placement
2,920 community members participated in a total of 260 activities provided by Project Reach, including anti-discrimination clinics, counseling, and technical assistance
140 community members served by our Career Center received individualized assessments, resume writing, and interview workshops, resulting in a $17.99 average starting hourly wage
All photos provided by CPC and its staff with the permission of the subject.