Manuscripts/4. Asian American
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Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Dates: ca. 1980-2011
Overview The Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) was founded in 1987 by Jacquie Kay, Tunney Lee, and other Asian American activists with the goal of addressing the affordable housing needs of the Boston Chinatown community. During Kay's 16 year tenure as Board Chair and President, the organization oversaw two affordable housing developmentsOak Terrace (1995), and The Metropolitan (2004), which together made over 330 units of housing available to the Chinatown community. The Metropolitan site...
Overview The Chinese Progressive Association is a grassroots community organization founded in Boston's Chinatown in 1977 to advocate "for full equity and empowerment of the Chinese community in the Greater Boston area and beyond." The focus of the Association was to provide Chinatown residents a forum for their concerns and a way to communicate their vision for the community to officials of the City and Commonwealth. The Association aimed to provide support for workers and immigrants, particularly new...
Overview The International Society grew out of the Chinatown's Chinese Economic Development Council in 1979. The society is a nonprofit funded by a combination of grants and donations, and has been headed by Dr. Doris Chu from its beginning. The International Society was created to support Chinese culture and heritage among Boston's Chinese community, as well as to promote the city's understanding of that culture. This mission has shifted over time, however, to include promoting racial harmony through...
Dates: 1978-2002 (bulk 1984-1998)