February 23, 2018
Are you a high school-aged youth who wants to build your leadership and get involved in the Boston Chinatown community? Apply for the Chinese Youth Initiative (CYI) paid summer internship! Spend 7 weeks finding your inner leader and connecting with communities and youth across Boston while getting to know Chinatown and learning about community organizing.
November 1, 2017
Recently we have learned from many elderly Chinese-speaking voters that people came to their doors to help them apply for and fill in absentee ballots. These people collected incomplete ballots in unsealed return envelopes and asked elderly voters to sign the unsealed envelopes. Because the ballots were not sealed, it is possible that candidates may have been marked without the voters' knowledge or consent. Some voters were even pressured into applying for absentee ballots when they would otherwise vote at the polls on Election Day.
October 6, 2017
CHINATOWN S.O.S.! Residential Chinatown is at risk of fading away and being unaffordable for working families!
Our Short-Term Rental Regulation Tour through Chinatown explored existing short-term rentals and culminated at the State House where we heard from elected officials in support of regulation.
August 17, 2017
REMAIN, RECLAIM, REBUILD our Community! CPA's work is featured by the Boston Globe and the Baystate Banner. Community activism helps out the neighborhood to protect the rights of the residents.
August 16, 2017
Community event to build relationships for residents to learn about tenant rights, public land in the neighborhood, climate change, and the election
August 9, 2017
Recap of our 40th Gala, our Annual Bikeathon Fundraiser, New Staff Announcements, Upcoming Events, and Other Thinkpieces
July 18, 2016
For people of color and working families, public safety is a major concern, particularly in tough economic times. But proposals to increase immigration enforcement or to indiscriminately lock up third-time offenders for 25 years do more to target and victimize people of color and immigrants than to truly improve public safety. Those who benefit most are private corporations connected to the prison industry.
Asian Americans suffer along with Latinos and other people of color from the culture of criminalization, as we are treated as alien suspects within our own communities. But Asian Americans are less likely to be targets of police violence than Black Americans, who are killed on a daily basis. As people of color whose pathway to justice has so often been paved by the Black-led Civil Rights Movement, we have a responsibility to stand up for justice today and to building the movement of #Asians4BlackLives.
April 22, 2016
We are outraged that Peter Liang has escaped accountability for killing Akai Gurley. For more than a year, Akai Gurley’s family has been courageously speaking out to demand justice for their loved one. Judge Chun’s sentencing decision today is an insult to Akai Gurley, his family, and all victims of police violence. Any amount of jail/prison time is a brief snippet of time compared to the lifetime Akai Gurley’s young daughters will have to live without their father. The sentencing sends the message that it is okay to kill innocent and precious lives, as long as it is done by a police officer.
February 18, 2016
Recently, a number of Chinese leaders and Chinese newspapers have called for our community to rally behind Officer Peter Liang, who was convicted of second-degree manslaughter, i.e. the accidental killing of an 18 year-old unarmed Black man named Akai Gurley. Liang was also found guilty of misconduct for failing to provide medical help or call an ambulance for the dying youth.
December 7, 2015
Project AAIYA! (Asian American Initiative for Youth Action!) is a 10-week youth leadership program that builds leadership and organizing skills, and youth involvement in the Chinatown community! Applications due 12/31/2015. Apply today!