Good Job, Everyone!

Did you know that our Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) had placed over 600 youths to more than 120 worksites all over the city this year? Today is the last day for most of the SYEP participants (for participants who started working on July 15th will have their last day on August 23rd) and they are heading back to school. We’ve been proud and thrilled to see youths explore their interests and career pathways, develop workplace skills, and simultaneously make their own money during the summer!

Earlier this month, on August 1st, our volunteer photography team visited one of our SYEP worksites, Governor’s Island, and had a great opportunity to observe and see what the summer job was offering to the participants.

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Photo credits to CMP Volunteer Photography Team:  Ethan Lee, Flora Moy and Kylie Moy

Photo credits to CMP Volunteer Photography Team: Ethan Lee, Flora Moy and Kylie Moy

“ From my own experience, I had always perceived internships/summer jobs to be a mundane albeit important time to learn and get a grasp for what the workplace is like. Filling in tables, taking notes, doing menial tasks, etc. It had never occurred to me that an internship could be as dynamic as the one offered by the Friends of Governor’s Island. Even though we had only stayed for a brief period, my photography team and I could immediately tell that these interns loved their job. It wasn’t a monotonous task they were performing behind the scenes — they were front and center, helping out visitors by giving detailed directions, maps and other resources to ensure the tourists’ experience was an enjoyable one”.

- - - Ethan Lee, Volunteer Photographer

Chinese School Classes and Activities - Fall 2019

CMP offers Chinese language instruction, art courses, and cultural classes for adults and children.Register today for our Shuang Wen Summer Program and/or Summer Saturday Class!


Marketing Workshop - Search Engine Optimization

Do you know that on a Google search 75% people do not go past the 1st page. The further down your business's website is on a search engine, the less traffic and visitors it will attract.

That's why Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is so important.But do you know what exactly SEO is, how it works, and how it can be done?

Come to our FREE Marketing Workshop Series session #4 - Search Engine Optimization, which will be help on Wed, 8/21, at 6:30 - 8:30 pm at CMP. It will be conducted in Chinese Mandarin. Call (212) 571-1698 to register today!

Small Business Bootcamp

We will be hosting our 25th annual Small Business Bootcamp on Saturday, September 28th!

The bootcamp consists of 10 weeks courses designed to assist entrepreneurs in developing management skills, refining business concepts and creating business plans. Course topics range from entity formation and business regulations to financial management and access to capital. For more information, please contact 212-571-1698.



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


Class Date:

8/5/19 - 10/25/19 (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.

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Starting on July 20

We're starting our next Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training Program on Sat., July 20! CNA provides quality care to patients in hospitals, nursing homes and healthcare facilities. After receiving a CNA license, you’ll get job placement assistance from us.


Program Length: 11-12 weeks
Class Schedule: July 20 - Early September ; Sat. & Sun. 9am to 5pm
Program Fees :Depend on your family income; Enjoy Up to 50% off; Free for SNAP recipients.

For more information, please contact us at 212-571-1690, ext 231/200 or, or visit 70 Mulberry St, 3rd FL, New York, NY 10013.

Nordstrom Information Session on 6/27

Want to speak and network face to face with Nordstrom’s senior recruiters and managers ? Now it’s still not too late to register for our 6/27 Nordstrom Information Session!

In collaboration with Nordstrom, we will be presenting an Information Session in job opportunities of Nordstrom on Thursday, June 27

Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet and network with Nordstrom's NYC Senior Recruiter and Leadership Divisional Store Manager to get insights on Nordstrom's job openings, its work culture and advancing you career. Register today!

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


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!


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!



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




Mission Partners



Yuco Group

Yuco Group

384 Grand Street HDFC & UA3

384 Grand Street HDFC & UA3



Cathay Bank

Cathay Bank



Transcendent Endeavors

Transcendent Endeavors



Chung Pak LDC

Chung Pak LDC




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



Asian American Federation

Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc

Customers Bank

David Chin General Insurance Brokerage , Inc.

Fook Funeral Group

Nulife Enterprise USA




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


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.

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!