BCNC provides families Access, Opportunity and Community: BCNC helps families access the resources and services available to them, provides opportunities for them to learn and acquire skills, and creates a community of mutual support and encouragement.
BCNC Programs exist within 3 functional departments:
Child Care & Enrichment Programs
BCNC supports working families through dual-language child care, as well as enriching and culturally competent after-school and summer programs. Each year, 180 children receive nationally accredited dual-language early education and care, and 160 children participate in licensed after school and summer programs with education support and enrichment. In addition, 600 children and adults participate in recreation and enrichment activities through a partnership with the Boston Center for Youth and Families. Programs include:
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 progress on the economic continuum. Each year, 400 adults study English in Boston and Quincy, 100 entrepreneurs, parents, and youth learn financial literacy and budgeting skills, and 150 youth develop “21st-century skills” needed to thrive in college and careers. Programs include:
Family & Community Engagement
BCNC engages participants with the understanding they face multifaceted needs as members of families and communities. BCNC's family-centered approach recognizes that valuable experiences happen both in and outside the classroom. BCNC aims to build high-functioning families, stable neighborhoods, and opportunities for creative expression and intergenerational conversation to make a community healthy and vibrant. Each year, 300 immigrant participants receive parent education and training, counseling, advocacy, and referrals. Community members participate in artistic and creative activities through BCNC programs and at the new Pao Arts Center. For more information, go to: