CHINATOWN YOUTH INITIATIVES
INITIATIVES EST. 2000 BY GLORIA SI-CHUN CHAN
In the fall of 1999, Gloria Si-Chun Chan, while a student at Swarthmore College, founded
Chinatown Youth Initiatives (CYI) with the prestigious $10,000 Lang Opportunity Grant for Social Action. Summer 2000 marked the inaugural year of CYI.
GLORIA SI-CHUN CHAN
The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) became another significant community partner in the summer of 2002 by providing generous sponsorship and support. The CCBA continued its unyielding assistance and devotion the following summer to help further develop and improve CYI’s programming.
CYI registered as a formal New York State non-for-profit corporation in October 2003, kicking off a successful fifth year of programming.