BCNC April Newsletter

Children, youth, and adults explore the power of books

April 2018 News

BCNC and Board VP Selina Chow on WGBH

WGBH News featured Selina Chow as a Greater Bostonian for her outstanding leadership and contributions to Boston and the Asian community. Watch this segment about Selina’s story and her role at BCNC.

Selina Chow on WGBH

BCNC Leaders Receive Get Konnected Awards

We are proud to have Giles Li, Executive Director, Stephen Chan, Board member, and Shaw Pong Liu, Artist-in-Residence, recognized as Get Konnected!#GK100 honorees, Boston’s 100 Most Influential People of Color, and the Pao Arts Center as a #GK10, one of the Top 10 Most Game Changing Equity Ideas.

Get Konnected Awards

Sharing Expertise in Adult Education and Arts

Adult Education staff presented on how volunteers can help bridge the digital divide for their students, and starting employer engagement at the MCAE NETWORK Conference, a statewide conference for adult education practitioners. At the Mass Cultural Council Institute, Executive Director Giles Li spoke on how our relationship with places helps create community and the role arts & culture plays in placemaking.Listen to Giles Li explain how BCNC is using creative placemaking to develop community.

Book Club for Quincy Adult Students

Our Adult Education program in Quincy has a book club that meets once a week. The club reads and discusses a new book every four weeks. Students commit to reading at home and bring questions and comments to share during club meetings. The primary goal of the book club is for students to enjoy reading in English, so club meetings are relaxed and fun.

Shaw Pong Liu

BCNC Portrait: Emily Munro-Ludders

In observance of Fellow Appreciation Day on April 2nd, we are highlighting Emily, the Youth Center’s Americorps MA Promise Fellow and Quincy College Access Coordinator. Emily has been a positive force at the Quincy office, coordinating the College Access Program for 20 plus youth every week. She’s a great listener, a thoughtful youth worker, and has an awesome sense of humor. Thank you, Emily, for all that you do!

Fangqin Chen

Youth Read to Preschoolers

Last month, youth leaders researched books and fundraised $200 to purchase books for BCNC preschool children. Youth then visited the classrooms and read aloud in English & Chinese to preschool children.The youth and children all had a great time!