1969 - Quincy School Community Council(QSCC) is formed and incorporated in Massachusetts. 

1974 - Acorn Child Care Center opens serving 14 children.

1976 - The Recreation and Adult English as a Second Language programs begin.

1977 - The After School program begins serving 15 children.

1978 - The After School and Recreation programs expand to include summer programs. 

The Youth Program begins.

1986 - BCNC works with artists and the community to create the Chinatown Community Mural painted on the building at 34-36 Oak Street; the mural depicts the history of Asian Americans in Boston. 

1987 - The City of Boston sells the 34-36 Oak Street Building to BCNC for $1. Ownership of this building anchors BCNC in the neighborhood. 

1991 - The Family Child Care Project begins.

1997 - QSCC changes its name to Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) to better represent its mission, programming, and location.

1999 - BCNC begins negotiating for a new community center as part of a larger development on Oak Street.

2002 - The Oak Street building is torn down and construction begins for a new center.

2005 - BCNC opens its new building on 38 Ash Street with a successful capital campaign of $2.8 million.

2006 - Family Services program begins.

2011 – BCNC receives its first endowment - Chin Tunn Fon Endowment Fund by Frank K. and Rose H. Chin. 

BCNC creates the Bamboo Circle, a young professional network that supports BCNC through fundraising and volunteering. 

2014 – BCNC opens its Quincy site, offering adult education, youth programs and family services.

2015 – BCNC replicates its parent engagement model in the Haitian community in Mattapan.

Awards & Accolades

  • Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Families Count: National Honors Award (2001)
  • The Points of Light Foundation President’s award (2002)
  • BCNC’s building at 38 Ash Street received a Silver LEED rating by the US Green Building Council, making it the first “green” building in Chinatown (2006)
  • Mayor of Boston’s Ace of Aces award for best arts program in Boston (2007)
  • The Boston Foundation’s My Neighborhood award (2009)
  • Museum of Fine Arts Community Recognition award (2009)
  • White House Champions of Change award for BCNC Youth Center (2012)
  • MassVOTE Super Civies award for Youth Center (2015)
  • Asian American Commission Lifetime Achievement Award for Selina Chow, Board President of BCNC (2016)
  • BCNC Early Education and Care Center has been nationally accredited by NAYEC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) since 2002.
  • BCNC Adult Education is consistently the highest-rated program in Chinatown, and the highest-rated program in Quincy by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • High ranking from charity evaluators for its sound management and accountability, 3 out of 4 stars from Charity Navigator and Gold level rating from GuideStar. 
  • Get Konnected recognizes Executive Director, Giles Li as one of Boston’s Emerging Diverse Leaders and Board President, Selina Chow as a top Community Leader in Boston.