CH News

Save the Date: Carnival 2018

February 20, 2018

The 70th Annual Cameron Carnival is just around the corner, so mark Saturday, May 5, 2018 on your calendars and join us for games, food, music, and more!  Details for this coming year’s event will be available soon, but in the meantime, check out all the fun we had last year!

Lights On Afterschool!

November 20, 2017 Cameron House

Lights On Afterschool is a nationwide initiative to raise awareness of the importance of afterschool programming.


A Catalyst for Change

November 20, 2017 Cameron House

With one in four women experiencing domestic violence in their lifetimes [1] and one in three teens experiencing dating violence [2], we can no longer claim that DV is a private, family matter. It is a public health matter – an epidemic – that leads to poor mental health, substance abuse, increased risk of suicide, and chronic conditions like heart disease and stroke.


Cameron House Welcomes Back Alumni Steve Hung!

October 14, 2017 Cameron House

It’s been an almost 20-year hiatus from Cameron House for Steve Hung. He is very excited to be back “home” and in a capacity that he loves – coaching basketball.


Five Years of Friendship

August 18, 2017 Cameron House

Approximately 33 years ago, Rev. Dr. Ernest Wu envisioned a Chinese-speaking Women’s Guild. While it would take 28 years for his dream to become a reality, today, the Friends of Cameron House are going strong!



August 9, 2017

On August 29th, 30th,  and 31st, we’re holding our annual Phone-a-thon to raise awareness of, and support for, our many programs that address the needs of families and youth in Chinatown and the greater Bay Area.

Hear from Alum and Architect Ed Sue!

July 14, 2017

Meet Ed Sue – Alumnus, Artist, and Architect – as he shares about the history of Chinatown and his involvement at Cameron House on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm!


1970’s Celebration

July 12, 2017

Join our reunion party for Cameron House Commission graduates of the 1970’s and a celebration of 1970’s Club Leaders, Summer Leaders, Advisors, Friends and Spouses/Partners!


When Germany and San Francisco Meet!

July 6, 2017 Cameron House

In the 4th year of our partnership with the nonprofit Heidelberg California Connect, Cameron House took the lead in organizing a trip for High School-aged young men to travel to Germany to play some basketball! From June 8th through 18th, our San Francisco Team


Serving Food and Love for 20 Years

April 25, 2017

It’s a partnership that spans two decades, has distributed over 2 million pounds of food, and serves over 245 families each year. With the help of Alvin Low, Steve and Marian Fong, and the San Francisco/Marin Food Bank, our Food Pantry Program began 20 years ago, on December 2, 1997.


The Chinese Inclusion Act

March 15, 2017 Rene Kamm, Youth Engagement Coordinator

On the first Monday following the new administration’s “Muslim ban” – Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries – each BAP class joined me in Cameron House’s main yard for an activity.


Asian Pacific America Interview w/ May & Laurene

February 24, 2017

Thank you to Audrey Yamamoto and everyone at The Asian Pacific Fund and NBC in San Jose for their support and for highlighting the important work we do with youth and young adults in our Youth Ministries programs at Cameron House.


Helping One Another Remain Steady

January 25, 2017

We started the New Year with laughter and ice, on Thursday January 12th, when 28 BAP students and 12 adults (parents, YM staff, and chaperones) enjoyed a lively night of ice skating at Union Square.


The Old with the New

October 26, 2016

The Ignite commission would like to invite you to “The Old with the New”, a fundraiser that will support their mission trip to Orlando, Florida. Learn more about their event!   more >

Alumni Update: Taryn Moy

July 20, 2016

Taryn shares about her experiences at Cameron House, being a mother, and seeing the generational aspect of Cameron House come full circle.


Seven Tepees Cultural Exchange

July 20, 2016

Seven Tepees Program Director Arlan Murillo was inspired to plan a cultural exchange after a field trip to Chinatown last year. “After our students came from their visit to Chinatown it hit me, we were playing tourist in our own city.”


Author Roy Chang Visits Cameron House

April 18, 2016

Roy Chang is a Honolulu-based writer and illustrator, who last year created a comic book featuring Donaldina Cameron, called “Highball and Pepe.” Read about the origins of the comic and his recent Cameron House visit.


Boys to Men

March 17, 2016 Casey Chow

We are excited about our new program to help young men in our community with this new program! Casey Chow, Cameron House Leadership Development Programs Coordinator, tells us about the Boys2Men program.


Visual Performing Arts Festival

February 11, 2016

Thank you to all those who joined the fun of the 6th Annual Performing Arts Festival.   Images and videos from the night will be available soon!


Harvest Home Partnership

October 16, 2015

Our annual Harvest Home service project is in full swing. This project is a collaboration between our Social Services and Youth Ministries. This year’s goal is to raise $4000, which will provide 200 food gift bags filled with culturally suitable Thanksgiving groceries for families in our community. [ donate ]


Remembering Lorna Logan

September 7, 2015 May Leong

Monday, September 7th is not only Labor Day, it is also the 109th Anniversary of Lorna Logan’s Birthday.



August 29, 2015

Participants in the Cameron House Zongzi-Fest held on August 29, 2015 learned how to make the special dumpling from local experts.


CHYA Night Out

Shout out to everyone who joined us for the first ever CHYA Night Out on November 27, 2015!  Check out some pictures from the event on our Facebook page!


Kaiser Permanente Supports Kitchen Medicine

Kitchen Medicine (KM) programs are now focusing on plant based cooking thanks to a generous grant from Kaiser Permanente. KM has big plans in the works including an inter-generational focus, instructional videos, and a cookbook!


June 18 - August 3, 2018

Join Us this Summer!

Summer will be here before you know it, so be sure to grab a spot in our programs today!  Register now or learn more about our three summer programs:  Branches Youth Program, Cameron Ventures, and Solid Ground.