CREATE IN CHINATOWN INC (DBA Think!Chinatown)

CREATE IN CHINATOWN INC (DBA Think!Chinatown)

231 W 29th St Rm 602, New York, NY, 10001, US

THINK!CHINATOWN (T!C) is an intergenerational non-profit working from within Manhattan’s Chinatown. Our mission is to foster community through neighborhood engagement, storytelling & the arts. We believe the process of listening and reflecting develops the community cohesion and trust necessary to take on larger neighborhood issues and keep each other safe. Celebrating our histories is key to creating a safe space for our AAPI community to heal and grow collectively. We’ve built T!C to push from within our neighborhood to shape better policies and programs that define our public spaces, ensure equal access to public resources, honor our cultural heritage, and to innovate how our collective memories are represented.

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Mission
Think!Chinatown is an intergenerational non-profit working from within Manhattan’s Chinatown. Our mission is to foster community through neighborhood engagement, storytelling & the arts. We believe the process of listening and reflecting develops the community cohesion and trust necessary to take on larger neighborhood issues and keep each other safe. Celebrating our histories is key to creating a safe space for our AAPI community to heal and grow collectively. Our aim is to overcome challenges of community organizing like socio-economic factors, language, and cultural barriers. We’ve built Think!Chinatown to push from within our neighborhood to shape better policies and programs that define our public spaces, ensure equal access to public resources, to honor our cultural heritage, and to innovate how our collective memories are represented.
Vision
Think!Chinatown is here to engage, to respond, and to build Chinatown's capacities as a strong & vibrant immigrant neighborhood of NYC. Working from within the neighborhood, we produce storytelling projects with our neighbors, organize Chinatown night markets, host Chinatown Arts Week and other cultural festivals & exhibitions, build outdoor dining spaces for restaurants in need, create murals & installations in collaboration with artists & volunteers, empower our neighborhood's multilingual arts groups to apply for city funding to continue cultural traditions, plan for sustainable neighborhood strengthening. . . and so much more. It’s hard to categorize our work sometimes, but whatever we’re working on. . . it’s to support what we love about Chinatown with our neighbors! Thank you for being a part of it all.