Wells Fargo representatives joined Chinatown Community Development Center staff and Chinatown youths for the $100,000 check presentation. (Back Row, from left: Charles Ho, Derek Fong and Jason Royce of Wells Fargo; Jimmy Kwan, CCDC Board of Directors; Maggie Mui, Regional Director of Diverse Segments at Wells Fargo; Reverend Norman Fong, Deputy Director and incoming Executive Director of CCDC; Gordon Chin, outgoing Executive Director of CCDC; Tracy Curtis, President of San Francisco Market at Wells Fargo; and Mario Diaz, Katy Johnson and Samson Wei of Wells Fargo. Front Row: Youth leaders Calvin Yan, Angelina Yu, Deland Chan and Timothy Ho.)
SAN FRANCISCO (September 29, 2011) – Wells Fargo presented a $100,000 check to the Chinatown Community Development Center last week to fund the organization’s Youth Jobs in Action Program. The program provides low-income Asian Pacific American youth ages 14-25 with leadership skills and marketable job skills using the Chinatown neighborhood as a learning classroom.
Some youths will be trained to lead alley tours in Chinatown; they will conduct academic research on the history of Chinatown and will develop leadership training and public speaking skills as they conduct tours for groups. Other youths will be trained on urban planning issues so they can become future community planning advocates.
Among those who participated in the check presentation were youth leaders, Rev. Norman Fong (Deputy Director and incoming Executive Director), Gordon Chin (outgoing Executive Director) of CCDC and Tracy Curtis (President of S.F. Market) and Maggie Mui (Regional Director of Diverse Segments) of Wells Fargo.