Surveying the Cleanliness of Chinatown

By: Siqi Zheng and Joey Zhao For the past few weeks, we were assigned to survey Chinatown’s cleanliness, specifically the area between 9th and 12th Street and Vine and Arch Street. As part of the survey, we explored the neighborhood and took note of the amount of trash cans, trash piles, graffiti, as well as […]

Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia for Students Grades K-8

Submit an easy 3 minute application to be registered in this lottery that provides needs-based funding for low-income students in Philadelphia. There are 2,000 scholarships available, with a maximum funding of $2,700 per child and 3 children per family. Applications must be submitted on or before March 1st. Apply Here:

Free English Classes on WeChat with Class of America, COA

Class of America, COA is a non profit organization aimed at building a language learning and cultural exchange platform for Chinese people in the U.S. COA runs on volunteers, with graduates of the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and Temple University serving as core members. COA gathers educators of excellence and online learning resources on […]

Game Changing with the 76ers

  On Friday, January 27, PCDC was honored to be chosen for the 76ers Game Changer Award for extraordinary youth mentorship during the sold-out 76ers game against the Houston Rockets. 7 students from PCDC’s Teen Club were invited to the game and enjoyed a thrilling behind-the-scenes experience courtesy of the team. Students were given VIP […]

March Teen Events and Opportunities

Important Announcements: * The Teen Club launches new 1-on-1 Homework Help Class and monthly College Application Workshop  * Sign up for PCDC college tours in April – May visiting: Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Drexel, The University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Swarthmore, and more. Permission slips are available on the Teen Club Facebook * This month’s free […]

Congratulations, Carol Wong!

PCDC would like to congratulate PCDC Board Director Carol Wong, director of the Chinatown Learning Center and NAAAP board member, who was awarded the 2016 Globy Award for Community Leadership. Globy Awards are given to recipients for being active ambassadors of global thought in Philadelphia. “These four award winners have provided distinguished service to our […]

VITA Free Tax Preparation Kicked Off February 11, 2017

PCDC and AAEC kicked off the VITA season on the weekend of February 11th. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation services to qualified families earning less than $54,000 per year. This is PCDC’s third year offering VITA, this year in collaboration with Campaign for Working Families.  Tax preparation services are […]

How do ObamaCare Premiums Affect Your Tax Filing?

You MUST use the same marriage status in your ObamaCare application as your tax filing form. If you DO NOT, it could cost you thousands of dollars in EAPTR (Excess Advance Premium Tax Repayment). If your income when you applied for ObamaCare is much less than what you are currently reporting on tax return, it […]