Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC):

Founded in 1969, BCNC is the largest nonprofit social service provider for Asian American and Asian immigrant families in the Greater Boston Area, supporting over 3,000 children, youth, and adults each year at four locations in Boston and Quincy. The mission of BCNC is to ensure that the children, youth, and families we serve have the resources and supports they need to achieve greater economic success and social well-being.

Every year BCNC serves:

  • 3,000 children, youth and adults and 400 families each year
  • 84% are Asian
  • 84% do not speak English as a primary language
  • 60% are immigrants who have been in the US for less than 5 years

Did you know . . .

  • Asians are the fastest growing racial group in Massachusetts
  • 40% of Asians in Boston are Limited English Proficient
  • 31% of Chinese adults in Boston have less than a high school diploma
  • 29% of Asians in Boston live in poverty, more than double the rate for Whites in Boston

Your contribution would support BCNC programs including:

  • Child Care & Enrichment Programs: BCNC provides working families dual-language child care, as well as enriching and culturally competent after-school and summer programs.
  • Education & Workforce Initiatives: BCNC supports youth and adults to identify and follow an education or career pathway that leads to higher education, a stable career, and financial stability.
  • Family & Community Engagement: BCNC engages participants with the understanding they face multifaceted needs as members of families and communities. Families receive parent education and training, counseling, advocacy, and referrals. Community members participate in artistic and creative activities through the Pao Arts Center that opened in 2017.