News | October  2016
Run Boston Marathon for Team BCNC

Thanks to the generosity of John Hancock Nonprofit Marathon Program, we received two entry bibs for the 2017 Boston Marathon! In 2016, Team BCNC raised a total of $21,000 for BCNC programs! Would you, or someone you know, like to run this historic event and raise funds for the community? 

Click here to apply by  Friday, Oct. 28. 
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Volunteers Design Agency Brochure

A team of marketing professionals at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC) recently volunteered their time and expertise to create an agency brochure for BCNC, which will be used to reach more participants. The Volunteer Team* consulted with staff on content and graphic design elements of the brochure, and then created and printed it for us. The team's donated services came to an estimated value of $10,000 - a huge cost saver for BCNC! We are so thankful for our incredible partnership with HPHC! 

*HPHC Volunteer Team: David Kearney, Mary Ellen Conlon, Janelle Jette and Scott Miller; Foundation - Janelle Woods-McNish
Annual Oak Street Fair  

On Saturday, Sept. 24, nearly 1,000 people attended our 31st Annual Oak Street Fair. The day featured face painting, arts and crafts, performances, three-legged races, hula hoop contests, and our famous watermelon eating contest. Congratulations to all the winners! Vendors shared important community resources including dental screenings, voter registration, and information on elder health and immigration. Check out photos from the day's events!

Special thanks to our incredible volunteers and sponsors!
 
Platinum Sponsors: Comcast & Tufts Medical Center
Gold Sponsor: South Cove Community Health Center 
Bronze Sponsors: East Boston Savings Bank, Rockland Trust, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, & Hingham Institution for Savings
In-Kind Donors: Kirin Produce, China Pearl Restaurant, Bunker Hill Community College, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, & Hint Water

New Parenting Course in Quincy  

We recently kicked-off a new parenting course at BCNC Quincy. Within days of registration, the course was fully enrolled, indicating a strong need for social services in Quincy. "Parenting Journey" is designed to help parents recognize how their own childhood experiences affect their current parenting style and relationship with their child. Through the course, parents will gain awareness of their parenting style, learn the importance of accepting care from others, and become mindful of their own needs for self-care. For more information about Family Services in Quincy, contact BCNC Family Connector, Grace Su
BCNC Portraits: Grace Su 
      
Grace Su was a former participant in BCNC youth programs who has come full circle as a dedicated staff member serving our community! After receiving her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston College, Grace became a Family Connector at BCNC Quincy. In her role, Grace provides case management and consultation to help participants navigate resources and achieve family stability. You can find Grace leading several education workshops on parenting, child development, and the public school system. Grace is passionate about serving immigrant populations and low-income individuals in areas related to education, mental health, and human rights advocacy. 
In Memoriam of Frances Burke  
      
We mourn the loss of Frances Burke, a dedicated BCNC supporter and advocate for women in the City of Boston. Frances was involved in the Chinatown community through her service on BCNC's Advisory Board from 2008-2016. She was passionate about social justice issues and representing the under-served. Frances will be missed dearly. 

Upcoming Events
 
Tyrus
Thursday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 23
Brattle Theater & ArtsEmerson
You're invited to a special screening of  Tyrus, a film written, directed, and produced by former BCNC employee, Pamela Tom. Click here to watch the official trailer. Use special code "PARTNER2016" for discounts on opening night tickets and regular tickets. Co-sponsored by Boston Asian American Film Festival.  

My Life in China Film Screening
Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 6:00-8:00 PM
BCNC | 38 Ash Street | Boston, MA  
Meet Boston-native and award-winning filmmaker, Ken Eng, for a special screening of his film,  My Life in China. Click here for a synopsis of the film and to watch the official trailer. RSVP by 10/14 to kelly.yardley@bcnc.net.

BCNC Day at Lyric Stage 
Saturday, Oct. 29 | 3:00 PM
Lyric Stage | 140 Clarendon St. | Boston, MA 
Join us for a benefit performance of Warrior Class at Lyric Stage Theater. A $75 ticket purchase includes one ticket, Q&A with the artists, and an exclusive wine and cheese reception with the cast/crew. Purchase your tickets today, or before Monday, Oct. 24!
Job Openings

(Part-Time Job) Parent/Family Connector
Special Thanks

Special thanks to the following institutions for their support in September 2016: 

Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF), City of Boston Treasury Department - Randidge Fund, English for New Bostonians, First Literacy, and Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. 
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)
Giles Li, Executive Director

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