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Voter Empowerment and Volunteer Teaching at the Chinese Progressive Association!

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  • Chinese Progressive Association

    83 Canal Street Suite 304/305, New York, NY (map)

    40.715427 -73.993210

  • Based in New York's Chinatown/Lower East Side, the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) works to promote social and economic justice for the Chinese community. CPA was founded to improve the community’s living and working conditions. We actively involve residents in the decision-making processes that affect our lives. We bring together people of diverse backgrounds to work toward our goals, and work with other communities to support equality and justice for all.

    Volunteers play a crucial role at the Chinese Progressive Association. They come from all walks of life - community residents, working professionals, young people, parents, and grandparents. To learn more about how you can volunteer, please contact us at:[masked] or [masked]. Or you may complete and return the volunteer form (see below) to be added to our mailing list for volunteer opportunities.

    *Current Volunteer Opportunities:

    (1) Volunteer to Make our Voice and Vote Count:

    This fall we will vote for our next mayor, city council member, borough president, pubic advocate, and comptroller. A record number of candidates are running this year. Join us at various events to register new voters, knock on doors, and phonebank to make sure our community votes! Do something in the neighborhood. Be part of a city-wide movement to make sure the Asian American voice is heard this year! Interested? Please send email to: [masked] or fill out the form here:

    (2) Teach English as a Second Language or Citizenship Class in Chinatown

    For many new immigrants, learning English is a first step to becoming a full participant in American society. Help them take that first step by becoming a volunteer teacher or tutor in our English or Citizenship classes.

    English classes help students improve their communication skills. Citizenship classes help students prepare for the U.S. citizenship test.

    Volunteers work in a team to plan and teach the class. This fun and rewarding experience gives you a chance to make a difference in the lives of others. A strong desire to help and work with new immigrants is a must. Prior teaching experience is helpful. Bilingual skills are not required.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to join!
    Chinese Progressive Assocation (CPA)
    83 Canal Street
    Suite 304/305
    New York, NY 10002

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  • Allison W

    For everyone who is interested in our Voter Empowerment project, we have several upcoming events, and we could definitely use your help! Here are our upcoming events:
    9/24 Phone banking: we are reaching it to people to remind them of the deadline to register to vote for the general election 9/28 Doorknocking in Chinatown

    10/19 Doorknocking in Chinatown

    We will be scheduling more outreach events soon! Please fill out the volunteer form here:

    Mandarin/Cantonese language skills are not necessary but are and added plus. Thanks!

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, Is there a particular date or more information about when volunteering with CPA might be able to take place? I e-mailed them directly, but never received a response.

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd love to help out by teaching English. I'll e-mail CPA directly! :) If anyone else on this meetup site is interest, let me know. We should do it together!

    August 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd love to volunteer teach! :)

      1 · September 7, 2013

  • August 15, 2013

  • Allison W

    Hi everyone!
    Right now we mostly need people for voter empowerment in the Asian American communities from around the city. If you are interested, please contact us as soon as possible as we have (about) weekly events getting people to vote and asking people to pledge to vote. Thanks!

    August 12, 2013

  • Karen

    Allison, thanks for introducing this to us!
    This seems like a great way to give back, if any of you are interested in helping out with teaching English or raising voting awareness, please contact CPA - Chinese Progressive Association directly [masked] or [masked]). And also feel free to use meetup as a platform to meet fellow like-minded volunteers!

    August 12, 2013

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