On Friday, May 20th, staff and volunteers of PCDC were out at Philadelphia’s City Hall registering and educating voters and informing passersby about Chinatown.
The skies cleared just in time on Saturday, May 7th for the 10th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Month Celebration. Franklin Square Park was decked out with the Chinese Lantern Festival which added an extra attraction to this year’s already jam-packed festivities.
On May 11, 2016, the National CAPACD and the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA), released a report titled “Our Neighborhoods: Asian American and Pacific Islander Anti-Displacement Strategies”.
On May 18th, PCDC’s Executive Director John Chin was invited to speak at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s second #SummerBookChats event to discuss Ethnic Renewal in Philadelphia Chinatown by Kathryn E. Wilson.
On the evening of May 6, 2016, over 470 guests assembled at the National Constitution Center in celebration of PCDC’s 50th Anniversary. The Anniversary Gala featured guests of honor David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Community Development Officer, Comcast Corporation, recipient of PCDC’s Community Service Award; Sister Mary Scullion, Founder, President
On March 1st, PCDC Program Manager Ping Ho Lee attended a meeting about building communities through homeownership.
On Saturday May 7th, 2016, PCDC hosted its first free tree giveaway event at the Asian America Heritage Celebration (AAHC) at Franklin Square. 50 trees with species ranging from Pagoda Dogwood, Cornelian Cherry, Apple Serviceberry, American Hazelnut, Apple, Santa Rosa Plum to Tilton Apricot found homes in Philadelphia.