Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provide the oversight and institutional vision of the organization. Many of our Board Members are young professionals who have been involved with CYI in the past.

Current Board Members

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Vincent Fang has been a member of the CYI family since 2007. Starting as a language partner for the Chinatown Literacy Project, Vincent held leadership roles with the Summer Leadership Institute and the CYI Working Group. He was previously Deputy Chief of Staff for NYC Council Member Margaret Chin. Vincent is now a CUNY Law School student by day and a religious Netflix viewer by night. He holds a BA in Political Science and Policy Studies with a minor in Asian/Asian American Studies from Syracuse University.

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Winnie Huang joined CYI in 2006 as a language partner with the Chinatown Literacy Project and then continued as a co-coordinator for Chinatown Literacy Project and Chinatown Beautification Day. She has recently moved back to her hometown and is working at the at the Department of Education of NYC to expand early childhood seats for the Pre-K For All and 3-K For All initiatives. She holds a BA in Psychology from Yale University.

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Marilla Li has been involved in CYI programming since 2010, starting as the Chinatown Literacy Project Advisor until 2013. She is currently Chief of Staff for New York State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic. Marilla holds a BA in Anthropology from Barnard College and an MPA in Management and Public Policy from NYU. She tweets @marillali.


Joseph F. Lin is a social justice organizer and community planner dedicated to advancing the growth and resilience of immigrants, people of color and LGBTQ communities. Joseph serves as Operations Manager at Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE). A New Yorker of Taiwanese Chinese heritage, Joseph works with Chinese American communities to build capacity for progressive social and economic change, rallying around issues such as gentrification, language access, and homophobia. Joseph holds a Master of Urban Planning from CUNY’s Hunter College and a B.A. in Social and Cultural Analysis from NYU, focusing on immigrant neighborhoods and Asian-Latino coalition building.

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