Youth Program manager
Judy Kuang, Youth Program Manager, has been involved with Chinatown CDC since her sophomore year in high school when she joined Chinatown CDC's Adopt-An-Alleyway youth program and served as its vice president in her senior year. Judy has first-hand knowledge of the struggles of youth living in SROs and other overcrowded housing. In 2006, Judy launched the Youth for SROs program at Chinatown CDC, working with recent Chinese-speaking immigrant youth from Chinatown to provide services to SRO residents. Previous to joining Chinatown CDC as a Program Coordinator, Judy served in the Americorps program at Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center. Judy has two Bachelor's Degrees from UC Davis -- Psychology, B.A. and Human Development, B.S. -- and a Master's Degree in Teaching ESL from the University of San Francisco (USF). She also has acquired her teaching certification (K-6) from SF State University. She's Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED and BLS Instructor certified, and recognized Teacher for Social Justice (T4SJ) in 2017 for Thanks a Teacher for 10 years of dedication in youth leadership development. Recently, Judy is certified to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention and Tai Chin for Arthritis by Tai Chi for Health Institute through Self-Help for the Elderly, and received Youth Development Training of Trainer by DCYF University Program.
Deland Chan, former Senior Planner at Chinatown CDC, is a Lecturer in Urban Studies at Stanford University. Deland teaches Sustainable Cities, a project-based service learning class where students collaborate with Bay Area government agencies and non-profit organizations on sustainability projects. Deland has professional planning experience leading transportation planning and land use projects at a community development corporation in San Francisco. Along with Angelina and Judy, she co-founded the Chinatown Urban Institute in 2009. Deland holds a B.A. in Urban Studies and a M.A. in Sociology from Stanford University, and a Master in City Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.