David Ho attributes his success to his mentoring by longtime CCDC Director [Gordon Chin], Norman Fong and Gen Fujioka. He has no interest in a fulltime paid political job, preferring to remain as CCDC’s senior community organizer overseeing CCDC’s housing counseling and code enforcement program.
AAFE 40th Anniversary Gala
Asian Americans for Equality celebrated their 40th Anniversary Gala, November 18, 2014, at Tribeca 360, 10 Debrosses St NYC.
Honored "Agents of Change" included Gordon Chin;
- 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.