About Us

Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc. (CMP) provides vocational training, employment services, educational programs and economic development opportunities to disadvantaged immigrants and refugees throughout New York City. With assistance from both private and public funding sources, CMP helps individuals take full advantage of all opportunities to succeed in their new environment.


Established in 1972, Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc. is a not-for-profit community based organization with 501(c)(3) status. Our mission is to promote economic self-sufficiency by providing vocational training, employment services, educational programs, and economic development programs to low-income immigrants and refugees in New York City.


Growing for More Than Thirty Five Years

Founded in 1972 to provide Chinese immigrants with job training, Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc. has extended its efforts to reach new constituencies and expand services to include career counseling and job placement, ESL courses, youth programs, high-tech computer training, and business development programs.

In the beginning, CMP offered English lessons and keypunch instructions in a single room of a Chinatown church. Today, it offers programs for people with a wide range of backgrounds and aspirations, from students to budding entrepreneurs. Our headquarters are in the top three floors of a former school building on the corner of Mulberry and Bayard Streets, with satellite offices in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and Flushing, Queens.