The Mission of the Chinatown Community Development Center is to build community and enhance the quality of life for San Francisco residents. We are a place-based community development organization serving primarily the Chinatown neighborhood, and also serve other areas including North Beach and the Tenderloin. We are a community development organization with many roles - as neighborhood advocates, organizers and planners, and as developers and managers of affordable housing.
We believe in a comprehensive vision of community, a quality environment, a healthy neighborhood economy, and active voluntary associations. We are committed to the empowerment of low-income residents, diversity and coalition building, and social and economic justice.
The values of respect, compassion, empowerment, and teamwork represent the core principles we stand for and believe in at Chinatown CDC. Ours is a place-based organization that treats each person with compassion and respect. We build a powerful coalition of advocates and supporters who contribute their own voices in the community. We strengthen community through teamwork and encourage people to learn, and to share ideas and knowledge across all communities and within Chinatown CDC.