Nicholas Lau, 18, project manager at the ORIGIN Youth Group

Nicholas Lau: A bridge to the Chinese-American future

By Jingzhe (Kelly) Wang

Some young Chinese Americans are leaving Chicago’s Chinatown and their roots to assimilate with American culture. Not Nicholas Lau. The high school senior is working to pave a path for Chinatown to be a more welcoming place for the next generation.

Nicholas Lau, 18, project manager at the ORIGIN Youth Group, at his Chicago home. (Jingzhe (Kelly) Wang/MEDILL)

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