Our Programs

Chinatown CDC works with community members young and old every day to help build a stronger community in Chinatown and across San Francisco.

Picture hundreds of high school youth working together to clean up Chinatown and then seeing some of them lead a Chinatown Tour. Imagine Chinatown Alleyways being renovated and filled with art, murals, new lighting and the occasional music street fair.

Picture 700 seniors, children, youth, and single room occupancy (SRO) families all coming together every month to learn what is happening in local policies, gain leadership skills, and plan for a safer Chinatown. Picture our kids and youth doing arts and crafts with the seniors at one of our buildings like the International Hotel.

Picture a multicultural holiday celebration in one of our Chinatown CDC buildings like Tenderloin Family Housing, or a huge Russian and Chinese Cultural kitchen at Notre Dame Apartments.

Our Program Teams--Community Planning, Organizing, Civic Engagement, Resident Services, Youth Leadership--all work together to build our communities. We envision neighborhoods that celebrate empowerment, neighborhood improvement, and positive community change.

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Youth Leadership Development
Our young people are not only the future of our neighborhoods, but also key to thriving communities today.

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Organizing and Advocacy
With Chinatown as our base, Chinatown CDC is committed to the empowerment of low income, monolingual communities through grassroots organizing and coalition building.

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Civic Engagement
Chinatown CDC is committed to engage low income, monolingual communities to participate in electoral process through voter education and provide advocacy support to public housing residents on the RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration) Program.

Chinatown is a vibrant neighborhood with more than 20,000 residents. With strong community institutions like churches, family associations, non-profit organizations, and events like community festivals, Chinatown stands as a cultural hub for the entire Bay Area.

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Resident Services
Chinatown CDC provides services-enriched housing to enhance the quality of life of our residents and enable them to become self-sufficient, living independently for as long as possible.