ERIC Number: ED166278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May-13
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Comprehensive Services for New York City's Chinese American Community.
Cohen, Allen B.
In this paper, the history and activities of the Chinatown Planning Council are described. Formed by individuals in the fields of social service and education, as well as business people and local citizens, the Council set the goal of developing educational and social services for the Chinese Americans in New York's Chinatown as well as for those about to enter the United States as a result of the repeal of the McCarren-Walter Act. The methods used to achieve these goals are outlined in the paper under the headings of employment, day care, the elderly, youth, cultural arts, housing, economic development, research, work in the expanding Chinese Community, uniqueness of the Council's activities, and gaps in service. Each specific activity of the Council centers is explained in terms of the needs it fulfills and the historical reasons for those needs. What emerges is not only a profile of the Council, but a picture of the problems faced by the Chinese American community over the past two decades. (WI)
Descriptors: Chinese Americans, Community Development, Community Programs, Cultural Enrichment, Educational Development, Employment Programs, Social History, Social Services
Not available separately; See UD 018 804
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Henry Luce Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. City Coll. Dept. of Asian Studies.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)