Youth Leadership Development

youth leadership
Our young people are not only the future of our neighborhoods, but also key to thriving communities today. To foster the leadership potential of Chinatown youth, Chinatown CDC created the Adopt-An-Alleyway Youth Project in 1991. The project was part of the neighborhood service and empowerment program of Chinatown CDC and served to improve the conditions of Chinatown’s alleyways through youth-led neighborhood service activities. Since then, our youth programs have expanded to address a wide range of needs in our community.

The Chinatown CDC Youth Leadership Program offers young people intensive involvement in community issues. Our programs give youth opportunities to learn more about their community and apply what they learn through direct services to become effective future community leaders.