Chinese-American Planning Council

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Founded in 1965, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) aims to promote the social and economic empowerment of Chinese American, immigrant, and low-income communities. Today, CPC is the nation's largest Asian American social services agency and strives to be the premier social service and leadership development organization. CPC serves over 60,000 community members each year through more than 50 programs at over 30 sites throughout New York City, including early childhood education, school-age care, youth services, workforce development, community services, and senior services. In 2017, CPC launched Advancing Our CommUNITY, its organization-wide strategy to expand services to address persistent needs and emerging trends and to improve leadership skills among staff and community members.

CPC's Education and Career Services Division (ECS) provides dynamic programs and activities that bridge youth and adults with their highest educational, economic and leadership potential. ECS believes it is never too early nor too late to start learning, which is why we use an asset-based approach to maximize clients' current strengths. Whether in our schools, community centers, or internship sites, ECS creates equitable learning environments that promote leadership development, self-advocacy, and community building. Our programs equip clients with essential skills and experiences today so that they are empowered to take the next step tomorrow.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:  The After School Advancement Program (ASAP) at Queens High School for Language Studies offers academic enrichment activities, project-based experiential learning, and individualized guidance and counseling. ASAP develops each participant's core skills, builds confidence and resilience, and provides access to supports that benefit individuals and their families. The program's goal is for participants to achieve academic success, graduate from high school, pursue their post-secondary and/or career interests, and ultimately become self-sufficient young adults.

The Activity Specialist will report directly to the Program Director of ASAP.
  • Assist with the recruitment, enrollment, and retention of program participants
  • Provide individual counseling for program participants on a monthly basis, with case note management
  • Develop and facilitate informative and interactive workshops to related to positive, holistic youth development
  • Coordinate the scheduling of guest speakers, community service opportunities, and field trips (e.g., college visits, recreational activities) within program guidelines
  • Provide support in overseeing homework help and tutoring services
  • Maintain participant files/programmatic documents; track attendance and progress; compile program reports
  • Table at PTA meetings and parent-teacher conferences to engage families; assist with creating news articles about ASAP's progress
  • Attend meetings and professional development trainings as required by CPC and funders
  • Report to, and fulfill other related duties as outlined by the Program Director


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Experience working with High School youth in an after-school setting
  • Quick learner and multi-tasker who takes initiative and thrives in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Excellent facilitation, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Culturally competent professional with a strong work ethic and demonstrated passion for empowering diverse populations
  • Fluency in Chinese (Mandarin and/or Cantonese) is a plus
To Apply

Please submit applications through CPC’s Jobs Portal – Activity Specialist



Salary Information

Schedule: Full Time, 35 hours per week
Excellent benefits package including paid holiday, sick and personal time off. Medical insurance coverage including Dental and Vision; Basic Life Insurance coverage; 403(b) Retirement

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