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Honoring the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association upon the occasion of its 27th Anniversary Nostalgic Dinner and Dance

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the Brooklyn Chinese-American Associ-
ation upon the occasion of its 27th Anniversary Nostalgic Dinner and
Dance on June 5, 2015

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to honor those endur-
ing organizations which faithfully devote their resources and purposeful
energies to preserving and improving the quality and dignity of life in
the communities they serve; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association upon the occasion of its 27th
Anniversary, to be celebrated with a Nostalgic Dinner and Dance on
Friday, June 5, 2015, at Jing Fong Restaurant in Manhattan's Chinatown;
and
WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Chinese-American Association (BCA) was founded
in 1988 as a small social services agency whose primary mission was to
provide assistance to the growing Asian-American community in the Sunset
Park, Borough Park and Bay Ridge sections of Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, Today, Brooklyn is home to an estimate of over 250,000
Asian-Americans; as a result of the significant increase in the Asian-
American population, Sunset Park and its surrounding neighborhoods have
been commonly known as the "Brooklyn Chinatown" since the 1990s; and
WHEREAS, To better accommodate the increase of Asian-Americans, BCA
has expanded to meet their growing needs by providing a wide array of
services, including four senior centers, seven early childhood education
centers, youth-oriented programs at eight public school sites, 30
concurrent educational classes for adults and seniors, comprehensive
bilingual social services, crime prevention and victims services, a
Chinese Cultural School, as well as community economic development
projects and other community events such as the Annual Chinese New Year
Parade and community clean-ups; and
WHEREAS, With its Main Community Service Center and 22 additional
service sites in Sunset Park, Borough Park, Bay Ridge, Sheepshead Bay
and Bensonhurst, today, BCA serves over 3,000 families on a daily basis;
and
WHEREAS, What started out as a small agency has now grown into the
largest community-based, multi-human services and community development
organization providing exemplary services to countless Brooklyn Asian
families; and
WHEREAS, It is with due cause and proper resolve that this Legislative
Body honors and recognizes the accomplishments of the Brooklyn Chinese-
American Association, fully confident that it stands ready to meet the
challenges of the future while sustaining its unique cultural heritage
and tradition of service; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body, acting with just pride and admi-
ration, pause in its deliberations to commend the Brooklyn Chinese-Amer-
ican Association upon the occasion of celebrating its 27th Anniversary
Nostalgic Dinner and Dance on June 5, 2015, noting the success with
which it continues to achieve its goal of enhancing the quality of life
of Asian-Americans; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Paul P. Mak, President/CEO, Brooklyn Chinese-American Associ-
ation.

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  • 29 / May / 2015
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 02 / Jun / 2015
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 02 / Jun / 2015
    • ADOPTED

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