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Summer Leadership Institute

The Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) of CYI consists of a series of weekly workshops, in which high school youth engage in exploratory activities and discussions. These workshops aim to facilitate identity and leadership development, as well as to enhance awareness of issues affecting underrepresented communities.

Application: Submit your resume and cover letter to board@cyinyc.org by Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 11:59PM EST.

Reports To: Program Coordinators, Program Advisors, and Board of Directors

Term:  May 2018 – August 2018

Job Title: Program Co-Coordinator (Volunteer)


  • Design summer curriculum structure and workshop topics
  • Hire and manage a team of workshop facilitators
  • Facilitate youth workshops, discussions, and activities concerning sociopolitical issues from late June – mid- August
  • Lead a team of facilitators to plan and executive weekly workshops that ensure participants have a safe and enriching experience
  • Organize staff meetings, retreats, trainings and special events
  • Act as a liaison between program advisors/board of directors and volunteer staff


  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Chinatown Youth Initiatives.
  • Familiarity with history of and issues facing Asian Americans and underrepresented communities.
  • Some college experience or rising senior in high school.
  • Commitment to youth leadership development, education, Asian American issues, and/or nonprofit work.
  • Ability to relate to young people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience with curriculum development a plus.
  • Friendly, patient, open-minded, flexible, creative, energetic, enthusiastic, punctual, team player, committed to personal excellence.
  • Strong project management, public speaking, facilitation, and organizational skills.
  • Willingness to work in an intense startup environment

Additional information:

  • Upon receipt of application, if you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted for a Skype/phone or in-person interview.
  • If chosen to be part of the facilitation team, you will be required to attend preparative sessions at the start of the summer. These sessions include but are not limited to, a two-day training session and a staff retreat.

Please send your resume and cover letter to board@cyinyc.org by Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 11:59PM EST.


Chinatown Youth Initiatives (CYI) is a 501(c)(3) certified non-profit organization whose mission is to empower New York City youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the needs of Asian American, immigrant, and other underrepresented communities. By providing a safe and supportive environment, CYI works to build a legacy of young leaders by strengthening awareness of community issues through project initiatives.

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