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Last modified: January 12, 2011, 9:22 PM
The mission of Chinatown Youth Initiatives (CYI) is to empower New York City youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the needs of Chinatown, Asian Americans, and other underrepresented communities. By providing a safe and supportive environment, CYI works to build a legacy of leaders who strengthen awareness of community issues through project initiatives. The purpose of CYI is to promote the advancement of education while providing relief to underprivileged communities.
In addition, CYI strives to foster the developmental growth of New York City youth – intellectually, socially, and emotionally. In order to fulfill its mission, CYI develops curricula, projects, and other programming with the following three core values in mind: Exploration, Education, and Empowerment.