Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provide the oversight and institutional vision of the organization. Many of our Board Members are young professionals who have been involved with CYI in the past.

Current Board Members

VF CAPAL Headshot SquareVincent Fang has been a member of the CYI family since 2007. Starting as a language partner for the Chinatown Literacy Project, Vincent held leadership roles with the Summer Leadership Institute and the CYI Working Group. He is currently Deputy Chief of Staff for NYC Council Member Margaret Chin by day and a religious Netflix viewer by night. Vincent holds a BA in Political Science and Policy Studies with a minor in Asian/Asian American Studies from Syracuse University.


3cc3335Dan Ping He has previously coordinated youth leadership programs, served as a student diversity dialogue facilitator, and led a financial coaching services program for low- and moderate-income households across New York City. Dan Ping holds a B.A. in Sociology from Wesleyan University with research and writing experience in the areas of urban studies, public housing policy, and educational equity.


Ma17-0159GWS-8804 square tightrilla Li has been involved in CYI programming since 2010. She was the Chinatown Literacy Project Advisor from 2010 to 2013. She is currently Chief of Staff for New York State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic. Marilla holds a BA in Anthropology from Barnard College and an MPA in Management and Public Policy from NYU. She tweets @marillali.