The Mission of the Chinatown Community Development Center is to build community and enhance the quality of life for San Francisco residents. We are a place-based community development organization serving primarily the Chinatown neighborhood, and also serve other areas including North Beach, Tenderloin, the Northern Waterfront, the Western Addition, Japantown, Polk Gulch, the Richmond, Civic Center and the South of Market area. We play the roles of neighborhood advocates, community organizers, planners, developers, and managers of affordable housing.
We believe in a comprehensive vision of community that includes a quality environment, healthy neighborhood economies, and active volunteer associations. We are committed to empowering low-income residents, building coalitions, embracing diversity and advocating for social and economic justice.
We envision a better community and organization which we continually strive towards via seven overarching strategies outlined in our Five Year Strategic Plan.