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Non-Profits We Heart

“So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility, where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves but each other.”

– President Elect Obama during his acceptance speech, November 5, 2008.


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Indochina Sino-American Community Center
170 Forsyth Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10002

ISACC works with Pace University to offer various computer classes to improve new immigrants’ technology skills, so that they have a better chance to succeed in this competitive job market. In addition, these classes can be a bridge for the immigrants and their families to achieve financial independence, and to stimulate our community’s economy.

As a non-profit organization, ISACC relies on its volunteers to play an active role in delivering much needed programs and services to the community. The main responsibility of our volunteers is to teach in our ESL, Citizenship, and Computer classes. In addition to general instruction, volunteers work closely with the Program Director and Coordinator to develop new teaching methods and course curriculum that can help improve ISACC’s education programs.


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The Chinese American Planning Council Volunteer Program
150 Elizabeth Street, NY, NY 10012

The mission of the CPC Volunteer Program is to address and to promote volunteerism and community service among young and old, professionals, students and other interested individuals from within and without the Chinese community. By promoting the value of community service, the CPC volunteer program supports the overall mission of the Chinese-American Planning Council to build bridges between immigrant and mainstream society, and to engender a collective spirit toward the goals of social progress.

CPC Youth Services provides education, vocational, counseling and leadership development programs for Chinese immigrant, Chinese-American, and other young peoples. We have offices in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens that serve youth between the ages of 14 and 21 from throughout the five boroughs of New York City.


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M.S. 131

100 Hester Street, Manhattan, NY 10002

Day and after school support through teacher assistance and care. Volunteers have the opportunity to choose which grade and /or class subject they want to work in.


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Chinatown YMCA Houston Street Center
273 Bowery; New York, NY 10002

Volunteers are at the heart of the YMCA and that’s why the YMCA is at the heart of the community. When you are a volunteer at the YMCA, you are part of an organization with a vision of building strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Your time and talent will translate into helping a child, mentoring a teen or providing support for families. You can help create a safe, healthy and caring environment that will nurture people of all ages and backgrounds, helping them to become successful members of our community.


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Upward Bound

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post secondary education.

Types of Projects: Upward Bound projects provide academic instruction in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages. Tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, and work-study programs also are supported.

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American Red Cross in Greater New York

If a major natural or man-made disaster strikes our area, the American Red Cross in Greater New York will need 10,000 Disaster Reserve Volunteers ready to staff up to 100 shelters and provide aid and comfort to thousands of New Yorker’s who may be forced to leave their homes.

The Disaster Reserve Program is designed for people willing to help others during major local disasters, like the 2006 Queens blackout, the 2007 Orange County floods and the recent tornado in Brooklyn. It enables people to be pre-qualified and pre-trained so that they can provide immediate humanitarian assistance when a major local disaster strikes.

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Trinity Wall Street
74 Trinity Place New York, NY 10006

Involved in disaster preparedness and efficiency, this historic Wall Street centered church is a great model of strength. From Hurricane Katrina relief in Louisiana to helping victims of September 11th, they strive to help those in need, throughout the globe. Volunteers work in food kitchens, homeless shelters and other Trinity initiatives in the city.


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Center for Community Outreach (Dyson College)
The Center for Community Outreach strives to create a culture of civic engagement for Pace University students, faculty and staff, and community members to work together in an equal partnership that is beneficial to all those involved.

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