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Greater Chinatown Community Association


"Our Community, Your Association"

Our Rooftop Party —– Sept. 8, 2017

On Friday, September 8th from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM, the Greater Chinatown Community Association (GCCA) will be hosting a fund raising party on the roof of the Transfiguration School and rectory. The party will feature good food and good company. The proceeds will help support GCCA's ongoing programs for residents of New York's Chinatowns. GCCA is currently sponsoring Yoga for Seniors, iPad Classes, English Classes, SAT Preparation Classes, and Lion Dancing for Young People. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online.

Our Mission

The Greater Chinatown Community Association is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to ensure immigrants have access to the American Dream.

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Everyone with a desire to give back to the community may do so through the resources they have: service, ideas, or financial means! Your support of GCCA's initiatives will make a difference in the lives of adults and elderly in need.

Meet Our Volunteers: Darlene Li

Darlene Li is a chef who is teaching healthy American cuisine to adults and Seniors in Chinatown at GCCA's offices at 105 Mosco Street in Manhattan.

Classes are conducted in Mandarin and, starting again on Saturday, April 22. 2017, will be held on Saturday afternoons from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM. Each lesson includes a food list, a recipe, a demonstration of cooking techniques, and sampling the dish that has been created.
Ms. Li has prepared Meat Balls & Spaghetti; Paella served over riced Cauliflower; Greek Chicken with Orzo; and Turkey Tetrazzini. The class is looking forward to the preparation of healthy beef stew.

The students, all of whom are skilled in Chinese cooking, come to the class so that they can learn to prepare dishes that their children and grandchildren, who were born or raised in New York, ask for.

Who We Are

Greater Chinatown Community Association (GCCA) betters the well-being of the Chinatown community within New York City through unique, individualized program services. Established in 1972, GCCA has long since been a pioneer and innovator in the provision of resources and assistance. As of Census 2000, the New York Metropolitan area has the largest Chinese population in the United States. Our economically disadvantaged and underserved population faces a wide range of problems, including: illiteracy and language barriers,unemployment, lack of social benefits, and poor health conditions. In particular, this population struggles with a 60% English proficiency rate and 22% poverty rate. GCCA strives to combat these deficiencies.

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