Chinatown Youth Initiatives (NYC)'s Summer Leadership Institute is now accepting applications!

We are looking for thoughtful, passionate, and engaged high school students who are interested in exploring where they fit in their communities and in our HISTORY as "Asian Americans" embedded in NYC.

APPLY if you are interested in social issues, but don't know where to start caring.

APPLY if you want to explore what "Asian American" even means.

APPLY to participate in a safe space where you can voice yourself, be challenged by others, and grow.

IMPORTANT: This year, applications will be open to past participants as well.

Every Saturday from June 21, 2014 to August 9 2014 from 10:00AM-4:00PM.

Application can be found here.

Note that the application includes three short answer questions. We encourage all participants to read those questions over and work on them on a separate document before pasting them into the application. Please make sure your applications were thought out and express who you are.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MAY 31, 2014 AT 11:59 PM EST.

If you have any questions, e-mail us at apply@cyinyc.org.

We wish you best of luck on your applications and hope to work with you this upcoming summer.

Apply to Facilitate Youth Empowerment in NYC's Chinatown!

It's that time of the year again to send in your applications to be a part of summer youth empowerment with CYI's Summer Leadership Institute.

SLI's mission is to empower New York City youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the needs of Chinatowns, Asian Americans, and other underrepresented communities. Through a series of weekly workshops, in which high school youth engage in exploratory activities and discussions. These workshops aim to facilitate identity and leadership development, as well as to enhance awareness of issues affecting underrepresented communities.

By providing a safe and supportive environment, we work to build a legacy of young leaders by strengthening awareness of community issues.

Who should apply? You, if you're...

  • Interested in the community development of Chinatowns
  • Passionate about issues affecting the Asian American diaspora (including immigration, media representation, health care, etc.)
  • Willing to face the rewarding challenge of working with an awesome team of cohorts to raise social consciousness among urban Asian American youth

What is SLI?
CYI's Summer Leadership Institute hosts free summer workshops for high school students every Saturday from 11am-4pm. Workshops will cover various topics from community, privilege, gender, pan-Asian history and more.

When is SLI?
June 21nd to August 16th

Where is SLI?
Sessions will be held in Chinatown, exact location to be decided.

Why should you apply?
To challenge yourself, to channel your passion, to be a part of a community and a movement.

For details, follow this link to our application. Applications are due March 3, 2014 at 11:59 PM. Please send any questions to apply@cyinyc.org.

CBD '13 Looking for Youth Conference Workshop Facilitators!

Follow the link to our preliminary submission form. Sign-ups are due July 13, 2013 at 11:59 PM. Please send any questions or concerns to our workshop coordinators, Matt Lim (matthew.lim@cyinyc.org) and Lynna Zhong (lynna.zhong@cyinyc.org).

Chinatown Beautification Day is a two-day weekend (Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18) for high school students to explore leadership and community and to challenge themselves to think in new critical ways. Through a full day of workshops around a wide range of topics, youth learn about current social/political issues, and are given the tools necessary to get involved in their own communities and create change. Past workshop topics have included mental health, hip hop as a tool for social justice, tips on how to write cover letters/resumes, and environmental justice.

Want to facilitate but need help with topics, brainstorming, finding co-facilitators, etc? Feel free to contact our workshop coordinators! They are looking forward to working with everybody to make this a great and productive youth conference!

Apply for a fun-filled and meaningful summer!

Follow the link to our application. Applications are due May 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM. Please send any questions to apply@cyinyc.org.

The 11th Annual Chinatown Beautification Day (CBD) and our youth conference is a weekend for high school students to explore leadership and community. Through a full day of workshops around leadership, community involvement, environmental awareness and more, high school students are encouraged to get involved with their own communities and given the tools necessary to create change. The conference is followed by a clean-up of Chinatown, where over 200 volunteers come out to physically clean up the streets as well as show the community how much they care.

Who? YOU.

What? CYI's Summer Leadership Institute hosts free summer workshops for high school students every Saturday from 11am-4pm. Workshops will cover various topics from self-identity, community, privilege, pan-Asian history and more.

When? June 22nd to August 17th

Where? Chinatown, exact location to be decided.

Why? To challenge yourself, to channel your passion, to be a part of a community and a movement.

Important Things You Need To Know Before You Apply:

  • SLI 2013 starts on June 22nd and ends on August 17th
  • Sessions are free and generally run from 11am to 4pm on all Saturdays
  • Participants are expected at ALL sessions
  • We strongly encourage all high school age youth to apply, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, or location of residence, etc.

CYI hiring Youth Coordinators for Chinatown Beautifcation Day 2013!

For more information, please see our application. Resumes and cover letters are due Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM.

The 11th Annual Chinatown Beautification Day (CBD) and our youth conference is a weekend for high school students to explore leadership and community. Through a full day of workshops around leadership, community involvement, environmental awareness and more, high school students are encouraged to get involved with their own communities and given the tools necessary to create change. The conference is followed by a clean-up of Chinatown, where over 200 volunteers come out to physically clean up the streets as well as show the community how much they care.

Chinatown Youth Initiatives | P.O. Box 130046 | New York, NY 10013