Neighborhoods

Chinatown

CYC is a leader and visible community partner in Chinatown, known for our many events and activities that benefit the community. CYC also helps youth who are local to Chinatown gain valuable work experience through the Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education program.

  Chinatown is the heart of the local Chinese community, with irreplaceable resources for new immigrants, and Chinese families and businesses with long histories in San Francisco. The neighborhood also has very high density and a larger percentage of seniors than other neighborhoods in the city.

Our work in Chinatown

CYC collaborates closely with many anchor institutions in Chinatown, including the Chinatown YMCA, City College, Chinatown Community Development Center, and with many Chinatown merchants who participate in our events as sponsors and vendors.

CYC participates every year in the Chinatown Springtime Festival, Summer Saturdays on Waverly, Halloween Festival, Lunar New Year Parade, and Autumn Festival.

CYC’s Power Wash Mobile Team are in Chinatown early morning and late at night, keeping the streets hygienic and safe while CYC SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Ambassadors direct traffic around the Central Subway construction and ensure everyone gets to their destination.


From Our Blog
Welcome to our community learning hub in Chinatown

Welcome to our community learning hub in Chinatown

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

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

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

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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Chinatown YMCA Weekly Food Pantry

Chinatown YMCA Weekly Food Pantry

Today staff from CYC helped the Chinatown YMCA with their weekly food pantry to load and pass out 180 bags of groceries to the community while practicing social distancing and using masks and gloves. Many seniors rely on the weekly food pantry to live on. Food was supplied by the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.

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News from the Neighborhood
Chinatown Halloween Festival 10/30/2021

Chinatown Halloween Festival 10/30/2021

The Community Youth Center (CYC) and the Chinatown YMCA are excited to bring the Halloween celebration to Chinatown for a festive event. Be sure to dress your family in your favorite costumes in the spirit of the holiday. Lots of activities will be available for the children to enjoy. Chinatown merchants will also be participating…

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Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival 9/11/2021 & 9/12/2021

Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival 9/11/2021 & 9/12/2021

Autumn Moon Festival is finally upon us. Come and celebrate an ancient tradition as we gather and give praise to the moon for a bountiful harvest. Join us in Chinatown this weekend to fill your stomachs with plenty of mooncake and other food and drink. There will be lots of entertainment and activities for the…

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Chinatown Night Out 9/8/2021

Chinatown Night Out 9/8/2021

The 7th Annual Chinatown Night Out event organized by San Francisco Police Department’s Central Station will be on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. This is a free family-friendly event from 4pm to 7pm at Portsmouth Square and a chance to meet the Central Station officers. The officers will be bringing out their horses, marine unit, bomb…

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