January 14, 2015
Chinatown/South End organizations and Whole Foods released hiring results as the new Whole Foods store in the South End opened at the Ink Block development. The Chinatown/South End Collaborative launched an effort last year to increase local and minority hiring at new retail stores in the neighborhood. In total, 108 new hires were made with 64% living in the City of Boston with 19% living in the Chinatown and South End area. The new hires are also particularly diverse with 75% of them being people of color. Asian Americans are 26% of new hires.
December 17, 2014
Project AAIYA: Asian American Initiative for Youth Action! is Chinese Youth Initiative's 10-week volunteer program that engages high school aged youth in becoming active leaders in Chinatown. Applications are now available for 2015 cycle! Application deadline is December 29th. Apply here: http://bit.ly/1s4F10x
September 11, 2014
The Wong/Yee Gallery of the Chinese Progressive Association is excited to announce a new project, entitled R Visions for Chinatown. R Visions for Chinatown will be a one-week series of temporary art interventions in Boston's Chinatown sited on or highlighting public parcels or vacant properties with potential for community development. Help us meet our goal of $7,000 to provide a stipend for artists!
June 20, 2014
"Stop evictions and rent inflation—hear the call of the renter nation!" On June 10, Chants echoed down the street as Right to the City and the Boston Tenant Coalition held a rally and press conference today, announcing the release of The Rise of the Renter Nation, a national report on affordable housing. The press conference in the Four Corners neighborhood was one of nine actions taking place in cities across the country.
June 9, 2014
We had over 100 riders and exceeded our fundraising goal. Thank you everyone who supported this year's Bike-a-thon!
April 8, 2014
On Monday March 31st, over 250 people gathered in Downtown Boston to protest Millennium Partners. As the developer of the $500 million luxury housing tower at Filene's Basement downtown, members and allies of the Boston Jobs Coalition called on Millennium to ensure community access to good construction and permanent jobs, and to pay $5.9 million in unpaid affordable housing funds for their previous luxury tower in Chinatown.
March 18, 2014
Over 100 residents attended Speak-Out about the housing crisis and delivered a petition to the Mayor urging him to expand the Inclusionary Development Program (IDP) and target resources to neighborhood stabilization.
March 4, 2014
On February 28, CPA celebrated the Lunar New Year with over 350 guests at the China Pearl Restaurant. The banquet highlighted CPA's work to Stabilize Chinatown and the 20th Anniversary of its Chinese Youth Initiative program.
March 4, 2014
On February 5, Mayor Walsh came to Chinatown to hear from tenants facing displacement the need to preserve Chinatown as a residential neighborhood. Three days later, CPA and other activists rallied to stabilize Chinatown!
March 4, 2014
On February 8, about 70 activists marched through Chinatown to assert the right of Chinatown residents to remain, reclaim, and rebuild their community