BCNC March 2018 News


March 2018 News


Banquet Breaks Fundraising Record

Thank you to everyone who made our annual Chinese New Year Banquet a success including all the guests and volunteers who came out in the inclement weather! We raised over $400,000 to support immigrant families! Special thanks to co-chairs Peter Chow and Brian Downer; committee members Paul Chan, Lisa Greeley, Sara Haley, Grant Pattison, Karen Soohoo and Lein Tung; and MC, Joy Lim Nakrin of NBC Boston and necn. Special thanks to our Platinum sponsors: Bank of America, Capital One, and Tufts Medical Center. Click here for the Facebook photo album from the evening.

Tufts Medical Center Strong Family Award

WGBH Spotlights BCNC Board and Staff

WGBH News featured a segment on Chinatown with Board President, Eugene Mahr as well as Youth Leadership Coordinator, Jeffrey Lau. Eugene explains, “Chinatown typically attracts working-class people who are drawn to Chinatown because they can survive without speaking English. What BCNC has done since we were founded 50 years ago is to provide services that allow these populations to progress.” Start at 17:30 to hear from Eugene and Jeffrey.


Flutie Foundation supports BCNC Families

We are thankful to the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism for supporting for our work with children with special needs. BCNC Family Services supports Chinese immigrant families of children with autism in Boston and Quincy through parent education workshops, family support groups, music therapy, and case management services. BCNC serves many families who do not otherwise access mainstream services.

Shaw Pong Liu

BCNC Portrait: Fangqin

Fangqin first came to BCNC with her daughter for a Parent Child Literacy Group. When she discovered BCNC provides resources for families with children with special needs, she sought support for her son with hearing loss. BCNC staff gave Fangqin guidance on services for her son and welcomed her to a community of parents who have children with special needs. Fangqin shares, “When I come to BCNC, I feel very comfortable and I know my children and I will be accepted.” Watch this video about Fangqin’s story.


Fangqin Chen

Youth Learn Financial Literacy Skills 

Youth from BCNC and the Asian Community Development Corporation attended a financial literacy workshop hosted by First Republic Bank. Youth and chaperones alike had a great time and left with new knowledge, gear, and freshly baked cookies!

Bren Bataclan

Build a Better Life Campaign: 2015-2018

BCNC is excited to announce that we have reached 85% of the fundraising goal for our Capital Campaign! The campaign will meet evolving community needs, enhance our innovative services, and build sustainability.Thanks to a generous donor, new gifts of $1,000 or more will be matched dollar to dollar, up to a total of $200,000. Click here to find out more.