A local guide to community and commerce in SF Chinatown


Spotlight Chinatown is a project of the Chinatown Community Development Center (Chinatown CDC). The goal of Spotlight Chinatown is to promote local business, especially those that are impacted by the Central Subway construction, and to highlight Chinatown’s unique neighborhood character through photographs and stories. The project is supported by the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.


 41 Ross is a community space for creative engagement, where art, culture, and placemaking connect in San Francisco Chinatown’s Ross Alley. 41 Ross is a collaboration between the Chinatown Community Development Center and the Chinese Culture Foundation. 41 Ross is an active community space that brings together the general public including local residents, neighbors, and visitors to engage in art/culture making activities.

 More than an art gallery, 41 Ross is a community resource space and interactive studio that promotes dialogue, appreciation, and creative engagement around the local culture practiced by everyday people in Chinatown. Its cultural programming serves to activate Ross Alley and other public spaces in Chinatown.


 The mission of the Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC) is to build community and enhance the quality of life for San Francisco residents. We are a place-based community development organization serving primarily the Chinatown neighborhood, and also serve other areas including North Beach, Tenderloin, the Northern Waterfront, the Western Addition, Japantown, Polk Gulch, the Richmond, Civic Center and the South of Market area. CCDC play the roles of neighborhood advocates, community organizers, planners, developers, and managers of affordable housing. For more information visit: www.chinatowncdc.org.