SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T representatives presented the Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC) and dozens of the Center’s youth volunteers with a $30,000 contribution to support and expand four youth programs run by CCDC. After a celebration at the CCDC Clay Street office, youth volunteers participated in a street cleanup project – part of one of the four youth programs run by CCDC and supported by the contribution from AT&T.
“AT&T has been a generous partner in making sure that we can maintain and expand our incredible youth programs,” said Norman Fong, Executive Director of the Chinatown Community Development Center. “Every day, we see the impact these programs have on the kids who participate, and on the Chinatown community as a whole. With AT&T’s support, we can grow these programs to have an impact on even more members of the community.”
CCDC runs four youth programs: Adopt-an-Alleyway (AAA) Youth Project, Chinatown Alleyway Tours Program (CATs), Youth for SROs Program (YSRO), and Campaign Academy.
“AT&T is proud to support the Chinatown Community Development Center and the incredible youth programs they lead in San Francisco,” said Marc Blakeman, AT&T Regional Vice President of External Affairs. “At AT&T, we believe that our success as a company depends on the success of our local communities. CCDC has built up a strong reputation for effecting positive change in the local community – and we are very pleased to be a part of that effort.”
Participants in the AAA Youth Project received the contribution from AT&T and then took part in a street cleanup project in the neighborhood. The AAA is a youth-run, youth-led community service and leadership program where participants organize, recruit, and lead peers in monthly neighborhood clean-ups and alleyway beautification projects. The program also provides youth services to elderly tenants who live in low-income or residential hotel housing, and recreational activities for younger children of low-income families.