Chinese Neighborhood Parents is a non-profit 501(c)3 that connects a diverse community of families with the resources they need to navigate parenting in the city. Expectant, new and seasoned parents come to CNP to find what they need to tackle the everyday challenges of being a Chinese parent. Whether online or in person, CNP makes it easy to find support, must-have information and amazing events.
Mission: To connect a diverse community of Chinese families with the resources they need to navigate parenting especially Chinese culture.
We achieve our mission by providing Chinese families with:
Parent support such as active discussion forum, parent education workshops and informative
School-choice resources such as our annual school choice webinar
Developmental differences support such as Chinese culture
The quick and dirty:
500 active family members
More than 80 events per year for Chinese parents across US and oversea
87% of members have children age 5 and younger
Approximately 1,000 unique visitors/month
CNP is based on Chicago and managed by TinyMighty Inc. a 501(c)3 Illinois non-profit founded in 2018. It is run by a full-time Executive Director and Director of Partnerships & Programming, and a team of part-time staff members
Program and events
CNP strives to uphold its mission by supporting a number of programs and resources aimed at educating and connecting parents and facilitating communication among our community.
Our most popular initiatives revolve around Chinese culture building in American based Chinese Children. We also specialized in school choice in Chicago—a daunting topic for many parents.
NPN supports several initiatives aimed at educating parents. We dispense books about Chinese cultures and other key initiative in parenting.
Neighborhood Parents Network of Chicago (NPN), formerly the Northside Parents Network, was established in 1980 as a Chicago nonprofit organization. Our founders, a small group of pioneer parents, decided to raise their children in urban Chicago and realized this wouldn’t be possible without a strong network of support in the big city. The group remained fairly small and concentrated on the Chicago North Side for a number of years. NPN organized playgroups, babysitting co-ops, Moms-Morning-Out programs and other family gatherings. We began publishing a newsletter to share parenting tips and community information. And we organized school fairs and other parenting resources. Our marketing effort was solely word-of-mouth communication.