For 55 years the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) has provided vital services to the Lower East Side community. We envision a future Lower East Side that is accessible to all, supportive of our most vulnerable populations and is a model in affordable housing, catering to a diverse range of incomes and ensuring affordability for future generations. To achieve this, we know CPC must expand its education, family support, and economic empowerment services that will complement CPC’s existing senior housing program. It is for this future that CPC has embarked on a long-term visioning and planning process to develop a new headquarters and community center which will allow the organization to remain an anchor of the Lower East Side.
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Founded in 1965 in the Lower East Side, CPC is a social services organization that creates positive social change. We empower Asian American, immigrant, and low-income communities in New York City by ensuring they have equitable access to the resources and opportunities needed to thrive.
Today, CPC is the nation's largest Asian American social services organization and we are the trusted partner to more than 60,000 individuals and families striving to achieve goals in their education, family, community and career.
We welcome community members at every stage of life to over 50 high-quality programs at 33 sites in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Through all of our services, we empower New Yorkers to become agents of positive change in their own lives and in their communities.
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Gotham has over 100 years of experience constructing and developing high quality mixed-use buildings throughout New York. The Gotham team has deep experience in a multitude of programs and strategies to create affordable housing ranging from utilization of capital subsidies, public private partnerships, inclusionary housing, renovations and preservation of historic buildings, to new construction on public or private land.
The company has a long history of developing innovative partnerships with New York institutions to build affordable housing, schools, community facilities and cultural spaces.
Following development and construction, its in-house property management division seamlessly transitions into ongoing building and community management for our affordable developments, operating vibrant communities in stable, financially successful buildings.
The Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Synagogue holds a special place in Jewish history. It is considered the oldest Russian Orthodox Jewish Congregation in the United States.
At its height, the Congregation had a membership of over 1,400 members and served more than 250,000 worshipers from around the country.