SYEP 2019 Orientations

On June 16, June 22 and June 23, we successfully hosted SYEP 2019 orientations for over 500 program participants at PS 124 Yung Wing School auditorium!

The comprehensive 8-hour orientation each day covered topics including program overview and structure, workplace success, career exploration, resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, financial literacy, and civic engagement, which would better prepare youths for their summer jobs starting on July 8th. And they are looking forward to it!

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A Fun and Enriching Summer for your Kids!

If you are looking for a place for your kid(s) to spend a fun and meaningful summer, consider our Shuang Wen Summer Program and/or Summer Saturday Class, which will be starting on July 1 and July 6, respectively! 

Class activities include learning Chinese Mandarin, Traditional characters & Pinyin, cultural and historical knowledge, drawing, calligraphy, singing, speech, chess, collage and craft, physical education and recreation, as well as outdoor activities and field trips.

Please click for program flyers: Shuang Wen Summer Program, Summer Saturday Class

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Calling for Robust Adult Literacy Funding!

Yesterday, May 29th, 2019, our Adult Literacy Program (ALP) students joined hundreds of other ALP students and rallied in front of City Hall to call for robust funding for adult literacy from the city today, May 29th.

Two of our students, Kiki Liu and Hanwei Wei, shared their experiences, and thoughts about adult literacy and how important education is for immigrants like them. Education is vital!


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A Visit to NBCUniversal

As part of the NBC/Comcast Cares Day, the APA (Asian Pacific Americans) group @NBCU invited our OSY (Out-of-School) program participants to the media giant’s headquarters located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza on Thursday, May 2, 2019!

Our OSY participants were delighted to visit the iconic NBC studios and interacted with its friendly employees.  They enjoyed immensely the lively conversations, career tips from NBC Universal professionals, and the pizzas!  Thank you, the APA group, for providing such a valuable and unforgettable experience for our new immigrant students!

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Thank You for Supporting CMP 2019 Career Building Awards Gala!

Over 350 guests joined us at CMP 2019 Career Building Awards Gala on April 18th at Edison Ballroom to celebrate the accomplishments of our honorees who established distinctive careers in the fields of Engineering and Technology! THANK YOU to all of our generous sponsors and supporters for making our annual gala another huge success and supporting CMP’s mission in helping immigrants and low-income New Yorkers to become economically self-sufficient!

 

Congratulations to the Honorees:

Career Builder Awards

 
Dr. Karen Eng,  President & CEO of CSMI

Dr. Karen Eng, President & CEO of CSMI

 
 
Mr. Bill Z. Tan,  Founder & CEO of Transcendent Endeavors

Mr. Bill Z. Tan, Founder & CEO of Transcendent Endeavors

 
 
Mr. Raymond H. Yu,  President of Yuco Group

Mr. Raymond H. Yu, President of Yuco Group

 

Exemplary Volunteerism Award

 
Katelyn Hong & Sean Hong,  Founders of UA3

Katelyn Hong & Sean Hong, Founders of UA3

 
 

Spirit of Immigrant Award

 
Mr. Kevin (Guoqiang) Wang (Left),  Assistant Civil Engineer of MTA

Mr. Kevin (Guoqiang) Wang (Left), Assistant Civil Engineer of MTA

 
 

THANKS TO OUR AMAZING SPONSORS!

 

Mission Partners

1199SEIU

1199SEIU

Yuco Group

Yuco Group

 
384 Grand Street HDFC & UA3

384 Grand Street HDFC & UA3

 

Ambassador

 
Cathay Bank

Cathay Bank

 

Benefactor

 
Transcendent Endeavors

Transcendent Endeavors

 

Collaborators

Chung Pak LDC

Chung Pak LDC

Bytesbot

Bytesbot

LAW OFFICE OF DEBORAH CHAN, P.C.

Po Wing Hong Food Market Inc.

Po Wing Hong Food Market Inc.

TD Bank

TD Bank

Life Financial Management

Life Financial Management

Twin Marquis

Twin Marquis

 
Flushing Bank

Flushing Bank

 
Two Bridges Neighborhood Council

Two Bridges Neighborhood Council

Lau N. Son Produce

Lau N. Son Produce

 

Devotees

Asian American Federation

Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc

Customers Bank

David Chin General Insurance Brokerage , Inc.

Fook Funeral Group

Nulife Enterprise USA

UnitedHealthcare


Endorsers

1199SEIU

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bohea Associates

Brooklyn Chinese-American Association

Condon O’Meara McGinty & Donnelly, LLP

Ms. Suzanne Goon Mark

Hamilton Madison House

HMH – City Hall Senior Center

Klein Law Group

Lam Group

Ms. Winnie Li

Royal Business Bank

UA3

Wonton Food Inc.

Business American Style (BAS) Entrepreneurial Course

CMP will be hosting a Business American Style (BAS) entrepreneurial course on Wednesday evenings, from May 15th to June 19th!

If you want to learn all the fundamentals of starting and running a small business, receive technical assistance and support from our center during and after the classes, please don’t miss this great opportunity!. Open to all aspiring entrepreneurs, established business professionals, and anyone who’s interested in learning more about entrepreneurship! For more details, please contact 212-571-1698 or 646-292-9672.

FREE ESL Class

FREE ESL Class

We know how hard it is to start a new life in a new country with different culture, especially with the language barrier. Learning English might be the very first step a new immigrant will take when they're ready to start a new life in the U.S. If you need to learn and improve English skills, come join our FREE ALP (Adult Literacy Program)/ESL class. 

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Class Date:

4/15/19 - 6/21/19 (Monday - Friday)

Morning Class: 9 am - 11: 30 am OR Afternoon Class: 1 pm - 3:30 pm                

For more information, please contact us at 212-571-1690, ext. 200 or 213, or visit us at 70 Mulberry St. 3rd FL, New York, NY 10013.

Food Service Legal Issues Seminar

CMP will be hosting a Food Service Legal Issues Seminar in partnership with Asian American Restaurant Association and JLG Law Group on Monday, April 8th. The seminar will help restaurants and other food service business owners understand the employment and labor laws and learn how to develop best practice in complying with new rules and requirements. The seminar will be presented in Mandarin Chinese. For more details, please contact CMP at 212-571-1698.                   

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CMP 2019 Gala Spirit of Immigrant Award Recipient: Kevin Wang

This week CMP is pleased to introduce our last but equally important honoree:

Spirit of Immigrant Award

Kevin (Guoqiang) Wang

Kevin (Guoqiang) Wang emigrated to the U.S. from Fuzhou, China in 2009. As a new immigrant facing the challenges of language and cultural barriers, he used to work only in low-skilled, low paying jobs.  Just when he felt helpless and hopeless about his future, he was connected to CMP, which opened the first door towards his professional journey. Kevin now is working at MTA as an Assistant Civil Engineer.

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Interested in knowing more about Kevin’s inspiring experience? Join us on April 18th  to celebrate and learn more!

2019 Gala Exemplary Volunteerism Award Recipients: Katelyn Hong & Sean Hong

This week CMP is pleased to introduce Katelyn Hong and Sean Hong among our six Gala award recipients: 

Exemplary Volunteerism Award recipients 

KATELYN HONG & SEAN HONG

Katelyn Hong and Sean Hong, who are sister and brother, are Founders of UA3. They have developed a passion for bettering the community at an early age and improved their fellow schoolmates’ access to basic digital  necessities – computers, tablets and Wi-Fi, which are essential for students to become successful in today’s world!

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Thank you, Customers Bank, for Your Continued Support!

Thank you, Customers Bank, for your generous donation of $7,000 to CMP and supporting the services we provide to promote economic self-sufficiency and career advancement for the community! None of our work could be done without our amazing supporters like you!

Customers Bank Senior Vice President  Mr. Paul Hodowanec  (center) and Vice President  Mr. Danny Wong  (right) handing over the donation check to CMP Executive Director  Mr. Hong Shing Lee  (left)

Customers Bank Senior Vice President Mr. Paul Hodowanec (center) and Vice President Mr. Danny Wong (right) handing over the donation check to CMP Executive Director Mr. Hong Shing Lee (left)

2019 Gala Career Builder Award Recipient--- Dr. Karen Eng

CMP is pleased to introduce one of our five 2019 Career Building Awards Gala honorees:

Dr. Karen Eng is the President & CEO of CSMI, a leading engineering firm in the FDA & USDA regulated industries. Karen is very passionate about entrepreneurship and is active in mentoring women and minority-owned business owners with an emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. Look for more information in our future postings, and join us at our April 18th gala to celebrate Karen’s accomplishments. Thank you!

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Learn How to Start Your Amazon Business

CMP will be hosting a training to help aspiring entrepreneurs find out the best way to launch and grow e-commerce business on Amazon on Wednesdays, April 3rd and April 10th!

The training is designed to help you learn all the essentials to start and run a thriving e-commerce business, from how to set up an Amazon Seller Account, how to find products and suppliers, to how to drive traffic to your store, and many other skills needed to successfully run your Amazon business.

For more details, please contact 917-626-8161 or 646-292-9672, or visit us at 70 Mulberry St, 3rd FL, New York City.

2019 Gala Career Builder Award Recipient --- Raymond Yu

CMP is pleased to introduce one of our 2019 Career Building Awards Gala honorees!

 Raymond Yu is the President of Yuco Management, Inc. and Yuco Real Estate Company, Inc. As New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s (HPD) largest Asian-American-owned affordable housing development partner, Raymond and his companies have been committed to improving low-income families’ living conditions through designing and building affordable housing. Look for more information in our future postings, and join us at our April 18th gala to celebrate Raymond’s accomplishments. Thank you.

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