Our Origin

Greater Chinatown Community Association

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. Each year, GCCA served an average of 1,000 local residents.

Now serving the ‘sandwich generation.’

GCCA has evolved to meet the changing needs of its constituents.  Today, adults (aged 30 to 40) are faced with complex challenges of having to care for their elders as well as care for their own families. This ‘sandwich generation’  population is having to deal with legal, health and wellness issues and problem solving for three generations simultaneously (their elders, themselves, and their children). GCCA, for example, helps them maneuver the federal, state and local  paperwork required to meet their basic living, schooling and working needs.