Community Stories

  • A New Chapter in the Richmond

    A New Chapter in the Richmond

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    CYC Executive Director Sarah Wan talks about the Richmond Community Hub and the impact the new center will have in the community.

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  • Bayview Youth Unity Mural

    Bayview Youth Unity Mural

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    By Stephany Welch Program Coordinator, Bayview Youth Advocates Honoring African American and Asian American history and resilience is the purpose of “Youth Unity Mural,” located at 5012 3rd Street. As the program coordinator for Bayview Youth Advocates (BYA), I set a goal to translate this powerful history into something the youths can fashion into wearable…

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  • Youth for Community Engagement: Year in Review

    Youth for Community Engagement: Year in Review

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    Youth for Community Engagement (YCE) found creative ways to continue their commitment to community service during the pandemic. More than 400 students from 10 San Francisco public schools used technology to facilitate many of their activities this past year. Here are some highlights of their work from the past academic year. Disaster Preparedness YCE prepared…

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  • Responding to Anti-Asian Violence

    Responding to Anti-Asian Violence

    Like you, we’ve been saddened and concerned by the rise of anti-Asian violence nationally and locally. In response, CYC has joined with three other leading Asian Pacific Islander (API) organizations — Chinese for Affirmative Action, Chinese Progressive Association, and New Breath Foundation — to address the safety of our community against violence, racism, and xenophobia.­ Together, the…

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  • Coalition for Community, Safety and Justice speaks out against Atlanta attacks

    Coalition for Community, Safety and Justice speaks out against Atlanta attacks

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    The Community Coalition for Safety and Justice (Community Youth Center, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Chinese Progressive Association, New Breath Foundation) stands with our API community in grief, anger, and sorrow over the tragic loss of lives, including six Asian women to gun violence yesterday in Atlanta. We understand these murders within the context of an…

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  • Welcome to our community learning hub in Chinatown

    Welcome to our community learning hub in Chinatown

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    Week #1 of opening up the community learning hub to students in Chinatown is in the books.

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  • Happy Lunar New Year and welcome to the Year of the Ox

    Happy Lunar New Year and welcome to the Year of the Ox

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    Happy Lunar New Year and welcome to the Year of the Ox! Say hello to “Tea Time.” This sculpture will be auctioned off to support CYC thanks to the artistry of Stephanie Mufson. “Tea Time” can be found at Oakland International Airport but there are 10 more oxen located around the Bay Area. Do you know where…

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  • Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground is set to open this Friday

    Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground is set to open this Friday

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    After 2.5 years of renovation, Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground is set to open this Friday with CYC running the clubhouse operations. The playground pays tribute to an important mythical creature in Chinese folklore, the dragon. The dragon is a symbol of power, strength, and good luck. The pearl that the dragon chases represents wisdom…

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  • Jeremy Lin Foundation Announces CYC as a Grantee

    Jeremy Lin Foundation Announces CYC as a Grantee

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    Jeremy Lin Foundation Announces Bay Area Grantees Focused on Overlooked AAPI Youth Needs The Foundation’s granting coincides with Lin’s signing with the Santa Cruz Warriors The Jeremy Lin Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded over $200,000 in grants to five community-based organizations working to improve opportunities for underserved youth in the Bay Area. …

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  • Thank you Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco for the award

    Thank you Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco for the award

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    It is our honor to receive the award. Congratulations to Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco for celebrating their 55th anniversary Harmony & Bliss Virtual Gala on Tuesday, October 13th.

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  • How can you stand up for AAPI Youth?

    How can you stand up for AAPI Youth?

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    These are just a few reported stories about how Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have experienced targeted hate and racism due to COVID (Source: stopaapihate.org). This is why CYC and Beyond Differences have teamed up in the #StandUp4AAPIYouth campaign. The campaign will provide FREE educational resources to teachers for their students to learn about appreciating other cultures and to stand…

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  • Stand Up for AAPI Youth During COVID

    Stand Up for AAPI Youth During COVID

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    COVID has brought on additional anxiety in the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community who have been unfairly targeted and scapegoated with hate and discrimination. The data from Stop AAPI Hate (stopaapihate.org) shows there are trends around the country from reported incidents in various forms and places. CYC and Beyond Differences are committed to taking a stand…

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