45 years ago, CPA was founded by Chinatown elders, youth, students and activists inspired to change the world. We are proud of the last four and a half decades fighting to defend and protect our community, win policies that uplift the quality of life and confront economic exploitation. CPA members, volunteers, and staff have developed the leadership of thousands of people to build power to transform our society.
Under the guidance of Artist-in-Residence Kayan Cheung-Miaw, Chinese Progressive Association proudly presents "We Are Resilient: An Intergenerational Art Exhibit on Resistance and Healing," featuring the art of low-income Chinese immigrant adults of TWC (Tenant Worker Center) and youth of Youth MOJO (Youth Movement of Organizing and Justice) united in the timeless desire to heal and resist. In the face of a perilous political climate, the everyday struggles of our members with gender and healthcare access artfully intersect in this exhibit, and illuminate how storytelling can advance our vision of a thriving, vibrant community.
Over the last several weeks, CPA leaders have been talking to monolingual Chinese-speaking voters in San Francisco about key ballot measures that will improve the lives of low-wage workers and working families in San Francisco and statewide. You can download our CPA slate card here, in English or Chinese. Additionally, with AAPIs for Civic Empowerment, we helped pull together a multilingual voter guide that’s available in number of Asian languages including Chinese, Korean, Lao, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese. The voter guide is also available online! Check it out now! This fall, CPA members recommend the following positions to San Francisco voters...
Today, a $4 million dollar settlement and workplace agreement for restaurant workers at Yank Sing, a nationally rated dim sum restaurant, is being announced by workers and their employer. The settlement was the result of a unique collaboration between workers, Yank Sing, the Chinese Progressive Association, the Asian Law Caucus, and state and local labor enforcement agencies. The landmark settlement not only compensates for past practices, but provides workers with pay and benefits beyond what the law requires while creating a business model that will lead to long term success for both workers and the restaurant.
Job Announcement: Senior Community Organizer
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT updated November 2017 Senior Community Organizer  Organizational Description  Founded in 1972, the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) is a grassroots membership-based organization...
Job Announcement: Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT updated October 2017 Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director (Full-Time) APPLY HERE...

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