News | Feb.  2017
Empowering Women through Financial Education Workshops
      
We are honored to partner with the Asian American Commission and the Massachusetts State Treasury Office of Economic Empowerment to bring financial literacy education to Adult Education students in Quincy. On January 18, we hosted 27 students at a workshop covering topics including credit and savings. The workshop, which is given in Chinese, is part of the Office's Women's Economic Empowerment Series, a pilot program focused on empowering women to reach their full financial potential.
Children Celebrate the Lunar New Year

Happy Chinese New Year from the BCNC family to yours! To celebrate the Year of the Rooster, our children paraded through the halls of BCNC with lion heads and instruments to rid of any evil spirits and bring good fortune for the coming year. Kirin Produce also gifted o ur children with oranges. Oranges symbolize good luck and good fortune in Chinese culture. 
Meet the Director of One Chinatown 

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Cynthia Woo as the new Director of One Chinatown Arts Center! With more than ten years experience  in the Boston-area arts sector, Cynthia brings an extensive background in arts education and community partnerships to the position. She is also an adjunct educator at the Museum of Fine Arts, through which she was first introduced to BCNC by serving as the Community Arts Initiative Liaison. Cynthia says, "I am excited to once again be working in the Chinatown community and having the tremendous opportunity to establish One Chinatown Arts as a vital area resource."
Youth Visit Elderly for Lunar New Year

Our youth visited Greater Boston Golden Age Center to hand out Lunar New Year gifts made by volunteers at BCNC's MLK Day of Service event, held on Monday, January 16. Seventy elderly received red envelope origami, goody bags, and artwork to welcome the new year. 

 

 

Clifford Wong assists a youth with her financial aid application.
BCNC Portraits: Clifford Wong

Since retiring as a high school guidance counselor, Clifford Wong has devoted his energies to giving back to the Quincy community, because it reminds him of his old neighborhood in Boston's Chinatown. Clifford volunteers his time offering financial aid counseling to high school seniors in our Quincy youth program. His experience in financial aid counseling allows Clifford to provide much needed services for low-income Asian families in our college access program in Quincy. On behalf of our youth and families, we are so thankful for Clifford!
Upcoming Events
 
Chinese New Year Banquet 
Fri. March 3
Hei La Moon Restaurant | Boston
Join us  for our biggest event of the year: the Annual Chinese New Year Banquet! There will be a wine and dim sum reception, a traditional ten-course dinner, and live and silent auctions. Click here to become a sponsor, advertiser in the program book, or guest. We are seeking volunteers to help with the event. Click here for more information and to sign-up by Friday, February 17.

Kristina Wong Performance
Monday, March 6 | 8:00 PM
Agassiz Theatre | 5 James Street | Cambridge
Team  BCNC Boston Marathon Runner, Terry Park, is partnering with performance artist and comedian, Kristina Wong, to bring you her critically-acclaimed solo show of "The Wong Street Journal." All donations from the event will support Terry's efforts to raise funds for Team BCNC. 
Job Openings

(Part-Time Job) Parent/Family Connector
(Part-Time Job) Arts Coordinator
(Job) Bilingual Preschool Co-Teacher
Special Thanks

Special thanks to the following institutions for their support in January 2017: 

Bay State Federal Savings Charitable Foundation, City of Boston - Mayor's Office of Workforce Development - Neighborhood Jobs Trust, Harold Brooks Foundation, Staples Foundation, and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)
Giles Li, Executive Director

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