Gordon Chin was the founding director of San Francisco’s Chinatown Community Development Center until his retirement in 2011.  At Chinatown CDC, he oversaw a comprehensive program of community organizing, neighborhood planning, affordable housing development, property management, and resident services.   Prior to creating the CDC, Gordon worked as a community youth leader and civil rights advocate. More recently, he has served on numerous boards, including the Center for Community Change, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and currently chairs the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, which grew out of his original idea to promote the preservation and development of America’s Chinatowns and other ethnic communities.

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