Hi! We are this year’s CYI program coordinators: Nora, Xiaoyin, and Issay (Nor[a]-Xia[oyin]-[I]ssay). As a unit/coordinator-blob, Norxiassay is hoping to raise money to support next year’s youth interns, with hopes that someday, we might all be able to come together in person for CYI Summer 2021.
This year Norxiassay has had the privilege to work with an amazing group of high schoolers who are committed to environmental justice, tenant rights, and pandemic relief in the Chinatown community. Although challenging, working remotely all summer to build community has been an incredibly meaningful process for Norxiassay. While working with The Youth™, Norxiassay has also learned so much about Chinatown organizing.