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Chinatown fosters an environment where small businesses can thrive

The Chinatown Learning Center, a bilingual preschool and after school program on Spring street, received the Minority Business Award from the city after receiving counseling from the PCDC. Classes are taught by PCDC experts and occasionally outside sources, like the Community College of Philadelphia, which supported PCDC by teaching a social media workshop last May. Outside of classes, PCDC supports the economy of the entirety of Chinatown by finding ways to bring in new visitors.In 2016, when the Chinese Lantern Festival came to Franklin Square for the first time, PCDC worked to redirect traffic to the center of Chinatown. PCDC also hosts annual cultural events and the YeShi Night Market — a nighttime block party that brings in about 20,000 visitors each year.