establishment in 1883, CCBA has been providing service
to the Chinese-American residents living in the Greater
New York Area. In the early year, most of the
residents lived in the Chinatown area. The early
Chinese immigrant residents had poor English skills and
their traditional Chinese living style, many issues and
problems are solved inside Chinatown in its own way.
acted as the City Hall of Chinatown at that time, and
that is why the President of CCBA was always referred as
the unofficial "Mayor of Chinatown". CCBA had the
persuasiveness to judge the right and wrong in daily
lives and businesses.
today, CCBA continues to provide services mainly in
educational area. Two of its component, the New
York Chinese School and the Chinatown Daycare Center
provides educational services to children, focusing on
teaching the Chinese language and culture. New
York Chinese School is still the largest Chinese School
system in the Eastern USA.