GCCA programming focuses on education, health and mental well-being and capacity-building
Our programming addresses issues that are critical to building capacity for adults so that they are equipped to meet the needs of their elders and the children in their families. Our new educational program initiatives enable adults to care for multiple generational families, creating lasting positive impact in terms of safety, mental health and community involvement. These efforts affect the entire range of family members — the current generation, the prior generation and the next generation.
In this extraordinary time, we are collaborating with community members to support our virus crises frontfliners. Please click on the link below to learn more.
Also, in response to circumstances created by the virus-related lock down of New York City, we have partnered with Rethink Foods to deliver food to seniors at 50 Bayard Street.
Unravelling the College Essay
November 3, 2020. Today, The Greater Chinatown Community Association (GCCA) and the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center’s Teen Resource Center (TRC) launched the “Unravelling the College Essay” program. Ten New York City college-bound youth were matched with professionals in the publishing field. GCCA board member and facilitator of the program, Theresa Pang, said, “This is an exercise to teach students to accept constructive criticism, experience collaborative writing and, at the same time, own their writing. It is not another person rewriting their essay.” Needless to say, the end product will provide students a learning experience that they can carry on in life and, hopefully, improve their chances of getting into the college of their choice.