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
- 3,000 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
- 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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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.