The Chinese Youth Initiative (CYI) provides internship opportunities to high school aged youth from the Greater Boston area, combining an Asian American Studies curriculum with hands-on community service and organizing projects. For over more than 20 years, CYI youth have played crucial roles in the campaign for a Chinatown library, voter registration drives, support for immigrant workers’ rights, establishing the first Chinatown Youth Platform, advocating for public transit and much more.
This year, CYI is working on a public transit campaign learning about gaps between community needs and MBTA service as well as the decision makers within the MBTA. Just as exciting, CYI increased its summer internship stipend to $1500 this year! CYI could not provide opportunities like these without support from folks like you!