News | Jan.  2017
Supporters on hard hat tour of One Chinatown.
Arts Center is Coming to Chinatown!   

Thanks to YOU, we are bringing the "One Chinatown" Arts Center to Boston! "One Chinatown" will be a space for artists and community members to celebrate the cultural and creative assets of our community. Because we successfully met the 60-day challenge to raise $50,000, MassDevelopment will give us a $50,000 match!

We are also a recipient of the  2016 National Creative Placemaking Fund from ArtPlace America! Over 1,400 applications were submitted nationwide, and only 2% of projects were funded! This $450,000 grant will enable us to use arts and culture strategies to strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of our community. 

Special thanks to our partners: Bunker Hill Community College, Asian Community Development Corporation, Boston Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture, South Cove Community Health Center, and Tufts University Department of Public Health and Community Medicine.  Watch this video to learn more about our project!
Meet our 2017 Marathon Runners! 

Thanks to the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program, we are thrilled to announce that  Terry Park and Marisa Chiang to represent Team BCNC in the 2017 Boston Marathon! Also joining our team is qualified runner, Kuangshin Tai, who is raising support for our participants. Team BCNC is training to run 26.2 miles, and together, have pledged to raise over $21,000.

Visit Terry, Marisa, and Kuangshin's page to learn why they are passionate about BCNC and to support them!
Retail Training Graduates Secure Jobs
      
Congrats to the graduates of  BCNC and  Chinese Progressive Association's Retail Employment Job Training! This 10-week training, supported by the City of Boston  Mayor's Office of Workforce Development through the Neighborhood Jobs Trust, helps low-income immigrants find full-time jobs in the retail industry. Students learn customer service, English  for work, as well as workplace and job search skills.  Our students' success is due in part to our incredible employer partners:  Bon Me Roche Brothers , and  Uniqlo. Over half of our students have already found jobs!

Brian Doo of the Boston Celtics gives a special address to Quincy Youth!
What's New with Quincy Youth?

Celtics Game
Thanks to the Dunkin' Donuts KidZone Program, Quincy youth went to a Boston Celtics game, and were able to sit court-side and attend a pre-game shoot around. Brian Doo, the Strength and Conditioning Coach, also made time to address our youth.

Developing Communication Skills
A group of volunteers from Pershing/BNY Mellon ran activities with Quincy youth to practice their communication and storytelling skills. The youth described this event as being unique because this was the first opportunity they've ever had to just talk with professionals! 
BCNC Portraits: Lai Chan
      
Lai Chan, Master Teacher at BCNC,  has been named a 2017 Hometown Hero by Blue Hills Bank for going  above and beyond to make the community a better place to live/work. Lai has been teaching children at our Acorn Center for Early Education and Care for 35 years! As part of this award, Lai was able to direct a $1,000 grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation to her favorite charity, BCNC!  Congratulations, Lai. You inspire us every day!
Upcoming Events
 
OTTO Pizza Night 
Mon. February 6 | 5:00-9:00 PM 
OTTO Pizza | 888 Comm. Ave. | Brookline
Join Bamboo Circle, our young professionals network, for pizza and drinks at OTTO Pizza! A percentage of all sales will be donated to our Youth Center, including delivery, takeout, gift cards, and merchandise. Friends and family are welcome! Click here for more information and to RSVP.
 
Chinese New Year Banquet 
Fri. March 3, 2017
Hei La Moon Restaurant | Boston
Mark your calendars  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. Proceeds will support BCNC programs for children, youth, adults, and families. Join us as a sponsor, advertiser in the program book, or table host. Click here to reserve your ticket! 
Job Openings

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

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

Agnes M. Lindsay Trust, ArtPlace America, Blue Hills Bank Foundation, Boston Cultural Council, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Jeremy Lin Foundation, Massachusetts Bankers Association Charitable Foundation, Mass Mentoring Partnership, Russell Colgate Fund, Schrafft Charitable Trust, State Street Foundation, Tufts Medical Center's Asian Health Initiative, Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund, and The Wang 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
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