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Our Mission

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PCDC is a grassroots, non-profit, community-based organization. Our mission is to preserve, protect, and promote Chinatown as a viable ethnic, residential, and business community.

In the past two years, PCDC has focused on bringing the three key tenets of our mission to life: protecting our neighborhood, preserving our heritage, and promoting the businesses and residents of our community.  Perhaps the most visible sign of our success has been the restoration of the Chinatown Friendship Arch—a gateway to our culture and community, a sparkling symbol of international cooperation and welcome, and a beautiful architectural monument that is once again a source of pride and distinction for Chinatown and the broader Chinese population who view our neighborhood as the hub of Chinese culture in the region.