This year I'll be riding in at least my 10th Chinatown Bike-A-Thon (I've kind of lost count) to support the Chinese Youth Initiative (CYI), the youth program of the Chinese Progressive Association. I started at CPA as a CYI summer intern almost 20 years ago. It helped ground me in a community and immigrant working class struggles.
This year, I'm proud to see the youth program grow with monthly activities on different topics like the Census and education funding. The Youth Staff this year helped with our Public Transit Public Good campaign surveying community members and now planning for a transit community meeting Malden. Plus they made this awesome video last year about the bilingual ballot struggle!