BENEFITING: Chinatown People Progressive Association Inc.
EVENT DATE: Jun 18, 2016
HI I'm Kim! I have the great joy of coordinating the Chinese Youth Initiative program and working with youth who are passionate about organizing and making change in our communities.
June 18th will mark the 3 year (and 1 day) celebration of my time at CPA! I hope to raise $500 for each year I have been able to work, learn, and grow at CPA for a total of $1500! This will allow for CPA to continue to provide summer and year round opportunities for youth to build leadership and organizing skills!
The Chinatown Bike-a-thon is a green and healthy fundraiser to support youth leadership and a brighter future in our community. The ride is approximately 16 miles on the Paul Dudley White Bike Path along the Charles River. It is a family-friendly event that promotes healthy living and culminates in a picnic on the Boston Common. We are excited to continue to grow our Bike-a-thon and to grow our youth program with your help!
The funds raised from the Chinatown Bike-a-thon directly support Chinese Youth Initiative (CYI). CYI provides internship opportunities to high school aged youth from the Greater Boston area, combining an Asian American Studies curriculum with hands-on community service and organizing projects. For over more than 20 years, CYI youth have played crucial roles in the campaign for a Chinatown library, voter registration drives, support for immigrant workers’ rights, establishing the first Chinatown Youth Platform, advocating for public transit and much more. CYI graduates have gone on to become teachers, lawyers, planners, artists, community organizers, and entrepreneurs, all working to make a difference in Boston and in the world.
Register or donate now to start making a difference!