On March 24, the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) unveiled its new 10-story, 31,000-square-foot community center at 133-14 41st Street on Friday.
Founded in 1965, CPC is one of the largest nonprofit providers of educational, social and community services for Asian Americans in the United States. They serve over 8,000 people through 50 programs at more than 30 locations citywide.
The new facility will offer youth services, workforce training programs, legal services, and a senior center and early childhood center, which will be added later this year..
“This new flagship center will be a great opportunity for us to continue promoting economic self-sufficiency for the diverse immigrant and low-income communities,” said CPC president Wayne Ho.
The project was funded by a number of local elected officials, including State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblyman Ron Kim and Councilman Peter Koo.
The project actually began with seed money from former councilman John Liu.
“It is only possible that we have our new community center because the community came together to make this a reality,” Ho said.