Lois Chin Lee is Teacher and Director at the Chinese American Planning Council’s Queens School Age Day Care Center, a multi-ethnic after school center for latchkey children in Queens. Lois has devoted her entire teaching career (including 28 years of work in after school centers) to serving children and youth in the community-based, non-profit setting. She started teaching for the Chinese American Planning Council (CPC) in 1971 at the Hester-Chrystie Street School Age Day Care Center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, helping children overcome language, cultural and academic barriers. Since then, Lois has taught and influenced thousands of children, many of whom return as teenagers to volunteer after school and some of whom grew up to become teachers themselves at other CPC after school programs. Lois is known not only for her excellence and dynamism as a teacher, but also for her work as a children’s advocate, community leader and role model/director for other after school educators. PASE is pleased to be honoring Lois for her years of dedication and extraordinary service to children in New York City.