Thank you, Preferred Bank, for Your Continued Support!

Thank you, Preferred Bank, for your generous donation of $5,000 to support our work in helping immigrants and low-income individuals toward economic self-sufficiency and career advancement! None of our work could be done without our amazing supporters like you!

Preferred Bank Executive Vice President  Ms. Kathy Yen  (center) and Senior Vice President  Mr. MK Chow  (right) handing over the donation check to CMP Executive Director  Mr. Hong Shing Lee  (left)

Preferred Bank Executive Vice President Ms. Kathy Yen (center) and Senior Vice President Mr. MK Chow (right) handing over the donation check to CMP Executive Director Mr. Hong Shing Lee (left)

We are a Certified Service Enterprise!!!


CMP is pleased to announce that we have been certified by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as a Service Enterprise!

Achieving Service Enterprise certification is a very prestigious accomplishment for an organization. In fact, organizations that certify join the top 11 percent of nonprofits nationwide in volunteer management and organizational performance. The certification signifies that we have the capability and management expertise to strategically use volunteers to improve our performance and better deliver on our mission!

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NDA Opportunity Youth Program

Are you currently not in school AND not working, but trying to go back to school or gain employment? Our NDA Opportunity Youth Program can help!


Participants will gain hands-on work experience in various industries such as business, customer service, childcare services, and more through 14 weeks of paid internships and professional development workshops.

The program will be starting on March 2nd, 2019. Call us to find out more at 646-292-9678/9662/9665 or 212-571-1690, ext. 200 or click here for program flyer.

Certified Nurse Aide Program Starting on Jan. 26th

It’s never too late to start your dream career!

Whether you’re just starting your career or ready for a change, now it's a good time to consider becoming a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). Skills you learn as a CNA can also prepare you for a long-term career in the nursing field. Come and register our CNA training program today!

Program Length: 11-12 weeks
Program Schedule: Starting on Jan. 26th, 2019; Sat. & Sun. 9 am to 5 pm
Program Fees :Depend on your family income; Low income individuals enjoy special discount; Free for SNAP recipients

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


Announcing CMP Chinese School Kid's Drawing Contest Winners!!!

Congratulations to the winners of our 6th Annual Kid’s Drawing Contest! Look at all these beautiful and creative drawings!

This year we received a total of 420 submissions from the 5 boroughs of NYC, Long Island, New Jersey and Hong Kong, China, among which 90 drawings were chosen as winners. Themes for this contest were "Our Life”, “Chinatown in My Eye” and “Happy Moon Festival”.

Winners’ artworks are now being displayed at CMP, 3rd FL of 70 Mulberry St. Please visit us to view and enjoy these beautiful artworks.

Don’t have time to visit? Click here to view the digital art book.

Fox Networks Group @ CMP

THANK YOU, @Fox Networks Group volunteers, for contributing your time and effort to help our students with English skills practice, resume improvements, elevator pitches, interview tips, networking opportunities and other career advice yesterday, Dec. 18th!

For many of our students, this might have been the very first time they were exposed to American workplace culture. Such a fruitful day!🎉🎉

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. 

Class Date:

  • 12/10/18 - 3/14/19 (Monday - Thursday)

                    Morning Class: 9 am - 11: 30 am OR  

                    Afternoon Class: 1 pm - 3:30 pm                

For registration or more information, please see the program flyer here, or contact us at 212-571-1690, ext. 200 or 213.

#GivingTuesday Is Here!

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Everyone can have an impact on #GivingTuesday!

For more than 45 years, CMP has been proudly serving the immigrant and low-income community and helping them toward gainful employment or become self-employed. Every year our Campaign for Self-Sufficiency raises funds to directly assist more than 3000 individuals in getting job skills trainings, work readiness sessions, job placement services, or small business startup seminars and assistance. With your help, our 2018 Campaign for Self-Sufficiency is aiming to raise $50,000 to continue and expand services to the greater community.

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Here are the impacts you can bring:

  • $1,500 will help 1 low-income individual learn new job skills and become a certified nurse aide.

  • $1,000 will help 1 unemployed individual learn freight forwarding operations and practical computer software skills to become a freight forwarder.

  • $700 will help one entry level worker improve their employability by learning QuickBooks and basic computer skills to  become a bookkeeper.

  • $500 will help 2 new immigrants enroll in a 12-weeks English class and achieve 1 level of  educational advancement.

  • $300 will help send 1 aspiring entrepreneur to a 10-weeks Small Business Boot Camp.

  • $150 will support 1 non-English speaker to attend a 6-weeks business training course in his/her native language.

  • $100 will help award 2 young Chinese School students for their hard works and achievements.

    Imagine the impact you can bring !

Here’s Yu Lin’s story: it offers a window into how difficult it can be for a new immigrant to develop the strength to obtain economic self-sufficiency in this new land; and how CMP helps him through it.

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Yu Lin

When Yu Lin arrived at CMP in 2011, he’s been in the U.S. for only a week. Amidst being a new immigrant facing loneliness, helplessness, and fears, in 2011 Yu attended the Out-of-School-Youth (OSY) Program at CMP where he received training in job readiness, English writing and reading, math, and computer skills.  CMP encouraged and assisted him to prepare for college admission. Equally important was that he got to know many good friends and started to build his social and support network here.

In 2012, CMP helped Yu successfully enroll in college and helped him get his first summer job.  In 2016 he graduated from Baruch College with an accounting degree and passed all CPA tests in 2017. He is currently working at Oppenheimer & Co. as a Staff Auditor.

At the same time he is also a Master’s candidate at Baruch College. Upon his graduation in 2019, he will be able to obtain his CPA license and become a Certified Public Accountant.

CMP really has helped me to become a contributing member of this society. As a new immigrant, I used to live under the roof of my relatives and depended on them financially. While I have been grateful for their help, I am now so proud to have become economically self-sufficient. For new immigrants, there is nothing more important than helping them to make a living and feel self-worthy. I am forever grateful to you, CMP!
— Yu Lin

The 2018 Campaign for Self-Sufficiency needs your support to continue to provide key services to the low-income individuals and immigrants like Yu Lin. 100% of your contribution will go to direct services.