November 2017
Stay informed on what's happening at ACDC.

Annual Meeting - Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our annual meeting on Tuesday night to hear impact stories from Baozhen and her daughter Shuxin, who were able to purchase their first home after taking one of our Chinese-language first-time homebuyer workshops and working closely with Lee, ACDC's Housing Counseling Manager for over a year. Her daughter also volunteers with ACDC, helping with the workshops and translating brochures.

Sophie, one of our A-VOYCE youth, shared her love for Chinatown and how through the A-VOYCE Summer Leadership Academy, she became an agent of change to advocate for the community she holds dear in her heart.

We premiered two new videos showcasing the youth-led SaturPLAY placemaking series and a story of resilience from Yan, one of our A-VOYCE youth who with her younger sister and parents, were displaced from their Chinatown home just last year.

SaturPLAY: Transforming Spaces for Children and Families
SaturPLAY: Transforming Spaces for Children and Families

Watch part 1 of Yan's storytelling series  here  and part 2  here .

Home Is More Than Just A Place | Draw My Life Part 3
Home Is More Than Just A Place | Draw My Life Part 3

CITC Makes Dollars and Sense

Have you made plans for Giving Tuesday? Make a smart and meaningful contribution with a Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) donation of $1,000 or more by December 31 and get a 50% State tax rebate!

This unique benefit only applies to community development corporations (CDCs) like ACDC, who have a track record of success in developing affordable homes and delivering quality, impactful programs.

We have a limited amount in rebates to award. Don't miss out on this opportunity!

Matched Savings Program Update
In the pilot year of our Matched Savings program, in partnership with the Midas Collaborative, by the end of the year, we anticipate leveraging a total of $36,000 among 10 new immigrant families towards the purchase of their first home!
Chinese-Language First-time Homebuyer Workshop

 ACDC's final Chinese-language first-time homebuyer workshop for 2017 will be held on December 2nd - 3rd. The workshop will be presented in Mandarin.


2017 Annual Report

Thank you to our 2017 supporters!
Without the support of our generous funders, our work of building affordable homes, empowering families and strengthening communities would not be possible. Thank you for investing in the community! Donors listed have made contributions from January 2017 through November 15, 2017.

Asian American Lawyers Association of MA
Bank of America - Merrill Lynch
Blue Hills Bank Foundation
Boston College
Boston Community Capital
The Boston Foundation - Open Door Fund
The Boston Home Center
Boston Private Bank
The Brennan Group
Bunker Hill Community College
Capital One
Castle Square Tenants Organization
CBT Architects
Century Bank
Chicken and Rice Guys
Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England
Chin & Curtis LLC
Chinese Progressive Association
Clark Lau Associates
Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation
Corcoran Jennison Co.
Cottonwood Management
The Coulter Foundation
The Davis Companies
East Boston Savings Bank
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
East West Bank
Enterprise Community Partners
First Republic Bank
Gee How Oak Tin Association of New England
Hackett Feinberg P.C.
The Hamilton Company Foundation
Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
The Josiah Quincy Upper School
KJP Partners LLP
Klein Hornig LLP
Krokidas & Bluestein LLP
The Law Office Of Joel A. Stein
Leader Bank
Maloney Properties
Massachusetts Housing Partnership
Massachusetts Investment Housing Investment Corporation
McPhail Associates
Millennium Partners
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
National CAPACD
Needham Bank
NEI General Contracting
New Boston Fund / The Tower at One Greenway
Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
People's United Community Foundation
Penrose Realty
Pinck & Co.
RBC Capital Markets
Robinson+Cole LLP
Rose Kennedy Greenway
Santander Bank
Security Service Specialists
South Cove Community Health Center
South Cove Manor
Tai Tung Pharmacy / Realty
TD Bank Charitable Foundation
Tisch Counsel for Philanthropic Leadership
Traggorth Companies
Trinity Management
Tufts Medical Center
Tufts University
The United Way of Mass Bay & Merrimack Valley
U.S. Trust
Walker & DiMarco, P.C.
Webster Bank
Wellesley Bank
Wells Fargo Housing Foundation
Jim Calvin & Vikaneda Phothibout
Paul K. Chan
Steve Chan
Caroline & Gene Chang
Nick & Eva Chau
Steven Chen
Yongmei Chen
Amy Cheung & Pradeep Mangalath
Alyna Chien
Frank & Kathleen Chin
Terry Chin
Denny Ching
Bernard Chiu
Michael Cifelli
Mimi Daumy
Derek Doo
Nick Elton
Kenneth Fan
Jim Fong
Nino Gilarde
Michael S. Greco
Helen Ho & Henry Wang
Nancy Hunt
Alyson Hussey
Sarah G. Kim
Dr. Donald Korb
Terry Kwan
Edward Lee
Paul W. Lee & Mary Lee
Rebecca A. Lee
Amanda Linehan
Matthew Liang
Steve Lin
Doug Ling
Desmond Liu
Harry Luke
Peter & Betsy Madsen
Thomas Maxwell
Andy Ming
Ann Moy
Jeff Moy
Sam Moy
Peter Munkenbeck
Yvonne Ng
Karla Portocarrero & Andrew Fuller
Linda Y. See
Lorraine See
Karen Soohoo
Helen Tang
Michael Tow
Randy & Susan Tow
Kwai & Lung Wong
Sonny Wong
Michelle Wu
Emily K. Yu