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.
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.
Leslie Wang from UMass Boston worked with BCNC to write a paper on “satellite babies,” Chinese American families who had transnational separations.
Who We Serve
8,000 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
72% of workforce development graduates received jobs within a month after graduation
100% of high school seniors received acceptances to college; all were first-generation college students
600 people experienced Asian American cultures in new ways at the first Experience Chinatown arts festival
1,000 people engaged in BCNC youth, adult, and family services in Quincy
98% of parents of childcare programs received help and support of staff in times of need
77% of parents in Family Services increased positive parenting skills
Fangqin Chen (Parent)
Fangqin first came to BCNC with her daughter for a Parent Child Literacy Group and later sought support for her son who has hearing loss. BCNC welcomed her to a community of parents of children with special needs. Watch this video to see how BCNC has impacted her life.
Chloe Mai (Youth Participant)
Chloe Mai is a senior at Boston Latin Academy who has been going to BCNC's Youth Center since she was in sixth grade. Watch this video and see how her involvement with the Youth Center has improved her leadership skills and led her to a brighter future.
Elaine Wong (Adult Education Student)
Elaine Wong first got involved with BCNC after she emigrated from China in August 2017 and enrolled in an English for Customer Service course. Now, she has joined BCNC as a staff member in the Red Oak After School & Summer Program. Watch this video to learn about Elaine's journey.