Did you know...
- Asians are the fastest growing racial group in Massachusetts.
- 29% of Asians in Boston live in poverty, more than double the rate for Whites in Boston.
- 40% of Asians in Boston are Limited English Proficient.
- 31% of Chinese adults in Boston have less than a high school diploma.
- 1 out of 4 Quincy residents are Asian and 1 out of 3 Quincy Public School students are Asian.
To learn more about the community:
- The Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) “A Community of Contrasts” report compiled disaggregated data on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the cities of Boston, New York and Philadelphia.
- The Healthy Chinatown report assessed childhood obesity among vulnerable Asian American and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander families in Boston Chinatown.
Who We Serve
- 2,600 children, youth, and adults each year
- 400 families each year
- 84% are Asian
- 84% do not speak English as a primary language
- 73% are low-income
- 60% are immigrants who have been in the US for less than 5 years
- 50% are children and youth
- 100% of 5 year old children met or exceeded pre-kindergarten standards.
- 100% of high school seniors were accepted to college with financial aid packages covering a median of 91% of expenses.
- 253 individuals participated in civic engagement activities.
- 51 youth assumed leadership roles in the community.
- 240 youth and adults received financial literacy education.
- 94% of parents of BCNC Acorn Center for Early Education and Care learned about community resources from their teachers.
- 139 parents improved skills through parenting workshops.
- 39 families in crisis gained support and skills to improve their family life.
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Chi Wan Chow (Parent)
When Chi Wan Chow emigrated from Myanmar sixteen years ago, she was illiterate in Chinese and English. Now she has become a leader in the community. Watch this video and see how BCNC has impacted her life.
Felix Li (Youth Participant)
Felix Jianqiang Li is a senior at Charlestown High School who has been going to BCNC's Youth Center for four years. Watch this video and see how his involvement at the Youth Center has improved his leadership skills and led him to a brighter future.
Ellen Tang (Volunteer)
Ellen grew up in Quincy and now gives back to the community as an active BCNC volunteer. Watch this video to hear Ellen’s story and how volunteering and mentoring youth has made a difference in her life.
ShaoLong Zhang (Adult Education Student)
ShaoLong Zhang came to the U.S. from China in 2011 with limited English and became a participant of BCNC’s Adult Education Program. Watch this video to learn how ShaoLong's commitment to furthering her education and career has led her to a full-time job.