Greater Chinatown Community Association (GCCA) is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1972. It was created to provide the newly arrived immigrants and elderly of Chinatown with access to adult education, health care, legal consultation and recreational opportunities.  For almost five decades, GCCA served an average of 1,000 local residents each year.

GCCA is registered with NYC PASSPort and HHS Accelerator and has experience serving New York City communities where 51% or more of the population are Asians.


The mission of GCCA is to serve the underserved in our community. Our particular concern has been for new immigrants, the elderly, and the youth of Chinatown.  In collaboration with other public and private agencies, we have provided skill-building education programs, bureaucratic guidance and social and economic consulting services.

GCCA is evolving to meet the changing needs of its constituents.  Today, adults (aged 30 to 50) are faced with complex challenges of having to care for their elders as well as care for their own families. Known as the ‘sandwich generation’,’ this population is having to deal with legal, health and wellness issues and problem solving for three generations simultaneously (their elders, themselves, and their children).