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Chinatown Beautification Weekend

idea by apennyforajenny

Website

http://cyinyc.org/?q=content/chinatown-beautification-day-and-youth-conference

Overview of Idea

CYI is hosting its tenth annual Chinatown Beautification Weekend: a summer weekend of youth empowerment and community love. It consists of a city-wide high school youth conference and a clean-up of Chinatown with over 200 volunteers. Best part: high school students plan the entire weekend.

The Specifics: What will the $5,000 fund?

This will be the third time we have a conference and we want to make sure more participants can attend (we usually cap it at 100). Prior to the weekend, we want to host a handball tournament for youth in the LES and Chinatown to participate and learn more about CYI. In addition, this year we added a voter registration component into the weekend as it is an important election year and we hope to partner up with other organizations in NYC to make the vote really count. $5000 will help us make the tenth Chinatown Beautification Weekend the best yet with greater capacity at the conference, a new community event prior to the weekend, and voter registration! All CYI programs are coordinated for and by high school or college aged youth.

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CBD is also trying to get people to register to vote this year, too. We could really use some extra cash to fund for supplies!

by yeegeee
almost 2 years ago | Reply

SOUNDS AMAZING! What a great way for youth to show how much they care!

by benfang93
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Go CYI! Go Chinatown!

by eespiritu99
almost 2 years ago | Reply

GO CHINATOWN!

by naanvonpon
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Great cause and fantastic how it involves so many youth in the Chinatown community.

by bjml302
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Wanna watch our youth from last year speak about their experience? Watch this video! http://www.leaveitbetter.com/play/393/

by apennyforajenny
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I LOVE CBD PLEASE HELP US OUT!

by pigs.can.fly.with.me
almost 2 years ago | Reply

youth empowerment FTW

by pigs.can.fly.with.me
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Whenever I visit Chinatown, I see trash cigarette butts water mixed with antifreeze mixed with fish remains discarded papers overflowing trash bins as a center of some decadent art piece of newspapers food containers bubble tea all material remains. It’s physically filthy.

But does that mean Chinatown isn’t beautiful?

I drop by Columbus Park and I see the immigrant’s transplanted culture of music and dance in an otherwise simple, public space. I walk through the streets of Pell and Doyer and I’m transported into the days of Chinatown’s conception- when it started out on these alleyway streets, in hard labor, hard living, but a budding community.

Chinatown is home to my not-quite-discovered cultural heritage, childhood memories, and now, activism. Through Chinatown Beautification Day, I want to be part of a movement to show all communities the beauty that lies underneath the cover of physical filth and litter in Chinatown. The beauty of our Chinatown’s physical foundations, history, preservation, and growth.

by bettifer.fong
almost 2 years ago | Reply

CBD was a game changer for me- finding other youth who were just as passionate as I am about our community and being able to engage in actual practices rather than just sitting around and talking about the issues-- so great! I'd love for more people to have the opportunity I did to attend this FREE, JAMPACKED, AMAZING conference! Chinatown isn't just for tourists, it's a thriving neighborhood!

by wvaerial
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Chinatown Beautification Day is one of the most exciting events ever! As youth, we're showing the community that we CAN make a difference, no matter how old (or young) we are. In addition, we meet community leaders and participate in some of the most engaging workshops fathomable. With the addition of voter registration this summer, I'm even more pumped for the events!

by benfang93
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I really enjoyed the conference last year!

by yeegeee
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I went to the beautification day when I was in high school and the conference sounds like an amazing idea.

by jaytingwalker
almost 2 years ago | Reply

The conference has been growing for the past few years and has welcomed more ideas and more subjects! This year we expect it to be the most diverse and innovative yet!

by jcheong
almost 2 years ago | Reply

CBD is an amazing weekend, it's a life-changer!!!

by misterlouiie
almost 2 years ago | Reply

This idea is fabulous. Education is the most powerful weapon in the world. I am excited to see you doing more exciting work. Best wishes to everything!

by wukaling
almost 2 years ago | Reply

THANKS SO MUCH FOR VOTING! :)

by apennyforajenny
almost 2 years ago | Reply

FOR MOTHER NATURE!!!!!!!!!!!

by stung71
almost 2 years ago | Reply

OF CHINATOWN!!!!!!!!

by stung71
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Getting involved with CYI was the best decision of my life, and I can only hope that more people can get involved through CBD!

by jieshasha
almost 2 years ago | Reply

This is amazing! What better way to get youth involved in our community

by danchinh
almost 2 years ago | Reply

and also a great way for the community to engage the youths!

by jcheong
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Let me break it down a little:
$5000 would pay for:
-a bigger, better space for the youth conference
-lunch and materials for the conference so our HS participants can continue to come for free
-cleanup materials for the cleanup day (brooms, trashbags, gloves, etc)
-voter registration materials (clipboards, pens)
-t-shirts for our volunteers
-guest speakers, performers, and workshop facilitators
-A WEEKEND THAT CHANGES OVER 100 HS STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS OF COMMUNITY, SOCIAL ACTION, AND VOTING POWER.

EXERCISE YOUR OWN VOTING POWER AND VOTE FOR US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by apennyforajenny
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Love you Jenny-this is amazing! -Baca

by Rwolinsky
almost 2 years ago | Reply

thanks becca :)

by apennyforajenny
almost 2 years ago | Reply

CBD is one of the most empowering and inspiring weekends of any summer in NYC!

by jcheong
almost 2 years ago | Reply

OOPS I posted my love for CBD in the wrong fundraiser.

by wvaerial
almost 2 years ago | Reply

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