Chinese Youth Club
The Chinese Youth Club, Inc. was established and chartered in 1939. CYC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides opportunities for our members to engage with the local community through volunteer activities, athletics, and cultural education. CYC emphasizes the character building of youth members so that they can be empowered as productive individuals in their personal and professional lives.
CYC believes that teamwork, sportsmanship, and instilling positive values such as integrity, respect, and volunteerism will create a stronger generation of individuals. With our senior members mentoring junior members through their active participation in the CYC programs, we build strong relationships between one generation and the next as they share meaningful experiences.
CYC enriches the lives of Asian youth in our community.
We’re an organization that provides opportunities for its members to be productive individuals in the local community. Our emphasis is on fostering youth development through the active participation of members in the different programs. We believe character building results from teamwork and good sportsmanship, while instilling positive values. Our programs provide senior members the opportunity to mentor junior members to pass down traditions and help them uncover their cultural identity, true passions, and unique talents.
Serving the Greater Washington DC area since 1939
in DC Chinatown
Membership has expanded outward from Chinatown to the DMV area and Baltimore but the tradition of providing a conduit to Chinese culture and team camaraderie. As one of the longest tenured organizations serving the Asian youth in this area, generations of families have been engaged with CYC, and we continue to expand in membership and level of participation. There are many members who are now 3rd and 4th generation families actively participating in CYC and have continued to pass on the torch to the next generation. The people who keep this running tradition of CYC on its feet are the Executive Officers, Board of Directors and the Committee Directors.
Chairman of the Board
Patrick (2e) Chin
Lion Dance Directors – Katherine Rodriguez and Phillip Lee: liondanceCYC@gmail.com
Director of Athletics/Basketball – Rob Lee: email@example.com
Director of Volleyball – Danny Deng: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Communications – TBD: email@example.com