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News | April  2016
Executive Director & Board President Named Top Leaders in Boston

Get Konnected recognized the GK100: Boston's Top 100 Most Influential People of Color on March 29. Executive Director, Giles Li, was named one of Boston's Emerging Diverse Leaders, and Board President, Selina Chow, a top Community Leader in Boston. The GK100 are individuals of color who are making positive contributions to the economic and social fabric of our city.  Congratulations Giles and Selina, we are so proud of our leadership at BCNC!
Civic Engagement at BCNC

On March 16, BCNC participants attended the State Senate Candidates Forum to hear candidates' positioning on language access, affordable housing, education and jobs. For many of our Adult Education students, this was the first time they had any involvement with their civic leaders. John Wang, a BCNC youth, represented Asian American youth at the forum, and asked the candidates about their views on the Charter School Cap and its implications for Boston Public School students. BCNC encourages our participants to engage in the political process and we admire their courage to speak on behalf of the community! 

Youth Participate in Community Mural       

BCNC youth recently participated in an event where Boston Chinatown residents and supporters collectively painted a mural to express community members' concerns about gentrification, evictions, and displacement of longtime residents and local businesses. The mural is displayed at the East Meets West Gallery at 934 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.

Engaging Chinese Speaking Participants Through WeChat

Family Services created a WeChat account to more effectively engage participants. This Chinese social media platform allows subscribers to receive notifications about upcoming workshops and events. For example, information on our new parenting program offered in Quincy was shared via WeChat. The program was immediately filled due to this new communication method! Scan the code to subscribe, and please help us spread the word. 
BCNC Portraits: Ellen Tang

Ellen Tang grew up in an immigrant family in Quincy. She started volunteering with the Youth Center in 2011 when she served as a mock interviewer on Career Day. Shortly after, Ellen became a College Access Program mentor and supported first generation youth navigate the college application process. Ellen is an active member of the Bamboo Circle, BCNC's young professional network, and served as the Chair in 2015. We are so thankful for Ellen's invaluable commitment to serving our youth! Click here for a video of Ellen's story.
Upcoming Events
Boston Marathon | Mon. April 18 
Cheer on Team BCNC runners, Pamela Hung and Sharon Cho, at the 120th Boston Marathon! Our runners are SO close to hitting their goal, click here to help them reach their goal by Marathon Monday!

Savor the Flavor 
Sat. May 21 | 1:00-3:00 PM
Quincy Center for Innovation
180 Old Colony Avenue, Quincy, MA 
Join us to sample delicacies from local restaurants and learn how BCNC is impacting the lives of families in Quincy. Click here to support the event. The deadline to purchase tickets is May 9. Join our Facebook event page for updates. 

Asian Pacific American (APA) Youth Conference
Sat. May 21 | 10:30 AM-5:00 PM
Josiah Quincy Elementary School, 
885 Washington Street, Boston, MA 
Youth are invited to attend the 3rd annual APA Youth Conference hosted by BCNC youth leaders. This year's theme is "Speak for Yourself." Click here for more information and here to RSVP to the conference

Dragon Boat Festival 
Sat. June 11 to Sun. June 12
Charles River | Boston & Cambridge 
Deadline to apply to be a paddler is April 17th.
BCNC's young professional group, the Bamboo Circle, is recruiting paddlers to participate in this year's Dragon Boat Festival! Join the team and help raise funds for our Youth Center. Click here for more information or  click here to directly apply by April 17. 
Volunteer Opportunities & Job Openings at BCNC

(Volunteer) College Access Program (CAP) Mentor - Application deadline is Monday, May 2!
Special Thanks

Special thanks to the following institutional supporters in February and March 2016: 

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, The Blossom Fund, Boston Redevelopment Authority, Boston Trust & Investment Management Company, Citizens Bank, Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Foundation for Boston Centers for Youth & Families, Massachusetts Service Alliance, Mayor's Office of Workforce Development, Amelia Peabody Foundation, Martin Richard Foundation, Tufts University Philanthropy Course Jumbo CARES, Tufts University School of Medicine, Wells Fargo, and Raybin Q. Wong Foundation.
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)
Giles Li, Executive Director

Mailing Address | 885 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
Boston Site | 38 Ash Street, Boston, MA 02111
Quincy Site | 275 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02171

Phone: 617-635-5129 | Fax: 617-292-1887