United East Athletics Association Inc

New York, NY   |  www.ueaa.org

Mission

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for the Asian-American community by serving people of all ages with a special focus on youths through educational and athletic programs, which develop leadership, responsibility, and teamwork.

United East Athletics Association was established in 1976, self-funded organization by a handful of sports enthusiasts. It's initial goal was to offer recent immigrant youths and youths from the Chinatown area with constructive sports programs whereby they can develop physically and mentally as well as help them integrate into mainstream America. As the organization grew, UEAA was recognized as a solid component of the Chinese community in addressing the developmental needs of our youth. With community support, UEAA expanded from offering strictly sports oriented programs to include community services and activities, such as summer youth recreational/educational programs and host cultural events around the Chinese traditions and arts.

As the Chinese immigrant population increases, families are faced with huge challenges such as language barriers, over-crowded schools, lack of social services for the youths and senior citizens, lack of job opportunities, and the list goes on. Our goal is to reach out and help those in this community by providing programs that will enhance their quality of life. Through these programs and activities, both the physical and mental energy of our youths and adults can be properly channeled to meet the challenges of life. For example, in a society rich in technological advancements, UEAA provides educational programs, such as computer literacy and training, for the youths and adults to ensure they can maintain their academic requirements as well as acquire basic necessary skills to stay marketable in the workplace. At UEAA, we feel that by providing positive reinforcement and knowledge in our community, the citizens will eventually pave their own way for the future.

Notes from the nonprofit

UEAA executes its programs and teams through the work of its all-volunteer staff. The executive board of the organization comprises of senior and founding members of the UEAA. All board members, event managers, and volunteers are not paid or monetarily compensated for their work. The organization comprises of over 350 members and 160 volunteers.

Ruling year info

2000

Acting President

Chung Sin

Main address

70 Mulberry Street RM 201

New York, NY 10013 USA

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EIN

13-3570921

NTEE code info

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

Recreational, Pleasure, or Social Club (N50)

Community Service Clubs (Kiwanis, Lions, Jaycees, etc.) (S80)

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Summer Fun Fun Saturday Program

The Fun Fun Saturday Program was started as a community youth program twenty-two years ago, gearing towards providing a safe and educational environment for neighborhood children. The program emphasizes the building of the mind, body and spirit of children. This year over 376 children and 140 volunteers participated in the program. The programs provided helps children learn new subjects, express their creativity, enjoy physical activities and develop lasting friendships among their peers.

Population(s) Served

United East Athletic Association Men's basketball team originated in 1996. The team has risen from playing on the grounds of street ball, to becoming a well organized basketball team. Our basketball team has traveled across the United States (even Canada) competing in numerous tournaments. We have not only learned to play the game as a team, but are also taught the values of friendship, leadership and community service.
To join, visit our page on www.UEAA.org and fill in the form. All ages are welcomed! Practices take place at IS131. For more information, please contact our coaches Sunny D Chan ([email protected]) and Steven Yim ([email protected]).

Population(s) Served

In 1993, Patrick Chan was personally brought in by John Ngai, ex-president of UEAA, to form the chess team. In the same year, we sent a team to Vancouver, Canada to participate in the Europe-North America Championship where we finished third.

In 1994, we invited the National Team of China to New York to promote the game. Grandmaster Liu Dai Hua from China played 11 players from New York simultaneously and BLIND-FOLDED. This stunning performance was witnessed by 600 audiences. We were then recognized by the World Xiangqi Federation (WXF) and China Xiangqi Federation(CXA) as the lone representative in the USA-East region.

From 1995 thereafter, we have sent teams to different parts of the world to participate in the World Championship every two years. It will be the tenth time we are in this event this coming October.

In 2007 and 2011, we had female players participating. In 2009, we had a Caucasian player breaking the barrier and in representing UEAA.

Over the last 20 years, we have invited the National Team of China to the United States eight times. Patrick Chan, the present VP of WXF, was the first one who initiated and helped to bring about the North American Championship in 2005. This big event has been upstaged ever since.

UEAA chess team was also a participant in the prestigious 2008 Beijing Olympic Mind Game. We were also in several international big events such as the Yang Guan Lin Invitational and the Han Xin Invitational tournaments. For something close to home, we also have our N.Y. –N.J. friendly matches every year.

Population(s) Served

United East Athletics Association began competing in the 2000 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Competition with only an open team. The team has grown dramatically over the years. We accept members from a range of ages and ability and require a strong commitment to dragon boat and pushing oneself to new limits.

Practices are held every Sunday. We meet at the World Fair Marina located behind Citifield Stadium which is accessible via car or public transportation on the 7 train to Willets Point. If you're interested in learning a new sport (or picking up where you left off!), meeting fun people, and competing in this summer's NY-HK Dragon Boat Festival (and beyond!) please attend one of our practices!

Population(s) Served

English Enrichment is a tutoring program that offers mentorship along with reading, writing, pronunciation, and conversation skills instruction for foreign-born students and students whose first language is not English. For these students, living in an English-speaking society can be difficult because of their limited English comprehension. Thus, English Enrichment offers two 15-week sessions (one in the fall and one in the spring) to provide eligible students with help in their literary studies and, in turn, help them improve academically and socially.

English Enrichment was founded in 2006 as an extension of our Fun Fun Saturday summer program's English Literacy class. The English Literacy class focuses on inner city youth who were having trouble with English to foster a love of literary studies. Instructors were approached by students for continued help after the summer was over, and English Enrichment was formed.

Ever since day 1, we have stuck to our philosophy of volunteerism. Comprised solely of volunteers, our tutors are all working professionals or students in higher education. Tutors are matched to students for the duration of the program to build rapport for a healthy instructional/mentoring relationship. Under the efforts and commitments of students, their families, and our volunteers, EE has graduated many students who are now doing very well in high school, college, and beyond.

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United East Athletics Association's badminton program was formed in 1999 among a handful of very enthusiastic badminton players. Since then it has provided members with an outlet to release their stress, get in shape, have fun, and meet new people from all walks of life.
Experienced players serve as coaches to beginners who learn various footwork, hand strokes, and strategies.
During the summer, we are running badminton sessions at Rutger Center – 200 Madison Street, NYC every Friday from 6pm to 9pm. These sessions target youth but all ages are welcome.
From September to June, there are four sessions available per week, from 6pm to 9pm. All ages are welcome.
At Chinatown IS131: Tuesday for intermediate to advanced players. Wednesday for beginners to advanced beginners.
At Flushing IS189: Monday for beginners to advanced beginners. Thursday for intermediate to advanced players.

Population(s) Served

The Lion dance is an important tradition in the Chinese Culture. Usually the dance is part of festivities like Chinese New Year, the openings of restaurants and weddings. The Lion and musicians chase away evil spirits and bring good luck, long life, and prosperity to all present! The Lion is the emblem of valor, courage, energy and wisdom.
We participate in the Lion Dance parade in Chinatown every year. Other common performances include weddings, openings for stores, company events, and demonstrations for kids at the Museum of Chinese in the Americas (MoCA).
If you are interested in joining, please contact Judson Deng ([email protected]).
Everyone (all ages) is welcome.

Lion Dance:
The Lion dance is an important tradition in the Chinese Culture. Usually the dance is part of festivities like Chinese New Year, the openings of restaurants and weddings. The Lion and musicians chase away evil spirits and bring good luck, long life, and prosperity to all present! The Lion is the emblem of valor, courage, energy and wisdom.

The lion dance combines art, history and kung fu moves. Normally the performers are kung fu practitioners. Every kind of move has a specific musical rhythm. The music follows the moves of the lion: the drum follows the lion, the cymbals and the gong follow the drum player.

HISTORY:
A long time ago a strange creature appeared in China and horrified and ate men and animals. The fast and fierce creature was called 'nien' (or 'nian'), which sounds like the Chinese word for 'year'. Neither the fox nor the tiger could fight the 'nien' effectively and in despair the people asked the lion for help. The lion shook his mane, rushed towards the creature and wounded it. The nien hurried away with the tail between its legs. But it announced to return for taking revenge.

A year later the nien did return. This time the lion couldn't help the people. He was too busy with guarding the emperor's gate. So the villagers decided to do the job themselves. Out of bamboo and cloth they produced an image of the lion. Two men crawled inside it and approached the nien. The 'lion' pranced and roared and the monster fled away again. This is the reason why on the eve of the Chinese New Year, lions always dance. They are frightening evil away for yet another year.

Population(s) Served

United East Athletic Association has a deep involvement in the Asian soccer community. We have affiliation with North American Chinese Soccer League which plays in Toronto, Chicago, and New York.

For over twenty years we've been making an effort to train and organize interested youth in the game of soccer. Every Sunday (when the weather permits) starting 9 am at Columbus Park, we organize a soccer clinic for age 18 and under working on fundamental soccer techniques and many physical drills. After fundamental exercises, scrimmage game are organized to incorporate the skills learned. Soccer balls and color jerseys are supplied, and once a month nets are put out to take advantage of the entire field.

Population(s) Served

The mission of the Young Women’s Leadership Program is to empower and inspire young women of Asian American descent to assume leadership roles in their academic, professional and civic lives. YWLP provides networking opportunities and mentorship through career panels, speed networking events, and much more. Check out our blog at: http://www.ueaa.org/ywlp/ and follow us on twitter: @ueaaywlp!

Population(s) Served

United East Athletic Association has a deep involvement in the Asian soccer community. We have affiliation with North American Chinese Soccer League which plays in Toronto, Chicago, and New York.
For over fifteen years we've been making an effort to train and organize interested youth in the game of soccer. Every Sunday after Labor Day (when the weather permits) starting 9 am at Columbus Park, we organize a soccer clinic for age 18 and under working on fundamental soccer techniques and many physical drills.

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United East Athletics Association Inc

Board of directors
as of 09/17/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Chung Sin


Board co-chair

June Jee

ECHO WONG

CHUNG SIN

JUNE JEE

Henry Vuong

David Chin

Lilian Moy

Yin Chow