The first day of this program was June 18th, but unfortunately, I was in Germany until the 19th. My first day at Chinatown’s CDC was Thursday, June 20th, and I wasn't sure what to expect from the program. We were given a presentation on some of the history of Chinatown as well as the economic development and standings of Chinatown. We discussed the changing dynamics of the neighborhood’s businesses and economy, as well as continuities that are also prevalent in many areas. Overall, my first day at Chinatown CDC’s Urban Institute succeeded in raising new interests and questions of mine, and I look forward to future sessions in which I can learn more.