BCNC newsletter Feb. 2018

New arts curriculum for children

February 2018 News

Adults Graduate With Job Skills

Congratulations to our graduates from the winter ESL for Customer Service course! The graduation ceremony featured LaKeisha Franklin of the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development; Oz Zekeriyef of International Shoppes; and BCNC alum Yanyi Guan, who now works at iShoppes. One graduate, Erika, shares “This class taught me so many things, not just about English, but about the American lifestyle and how to achieve my career goals.” Special thanks to Chinese Progressive Association and Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development.

Youth Receive Employment Opportunities

The Youth Center is proud to receive a grant from John Hancock to employ four MLK Scholars this summer. As a crucial part of the summer staff team, MLK Scholars will develop projects that benefit youth participants. Thank you to John Hancock for supporting employment and summer opportunities for youth!

Exploring Music and Visual Arts

Children in the Red Oak After School program have been busy with a new arts-focused curriculum. Our youngest students are learning Spanish through singing “La Bamba” and dipping their toes into ornithology through creating bird collages. The older elementary students are drumming along to the “Lion King,” and building houses in their visual arts class.

Shaw Pong Liu

BCNC Portraits: Tammy Hui

In 2007, Tammy sought a volunteer opportunity where she could use her marketing skills to serve the Asian community. Her search led her to become one of BCNC’s most loyal volunteers. In the past 10 years, Tammy helped start the Bamboo Circle, assisted in marketing, social media, and event planning and served on the marketing and fundraising committees.
When you look at BCNC’s breadth of programs, the passion of its staff, and the commitment it has for the long term health of Chinatown, you’ll easily understand why BCNC has a steadily-growing base of supporters like myself,” says Tammy. “I’m excited to watch BCNC’s continued growth from my new home in California, and I hope to see new supporters step in and be a part of it!”

Thank you, Tammy for your service and support to BCNC!

New Exhibit on Immigration Brings Crowds

Kulap: New Works by Filipino American artist Bren Bataclan, inspired by his own immigration to Daly City, California in 1981 brought a full house at its opening reception. Visit the Pao Arts Center to view Bren Bataclan’s minimalist, hyper-stylized compositions that are immediately accessible to viewers of all ages and backgrounds. Click here for hours and upcoming events and classes.

Bren Bataclan

Special Thanks

Special thanks to the following institutions for their support in January 2018:

Beacon Commuities LLC, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Blue Hills Community Health Alliance (CHNA 20), Boston Financial Investment Management LP, Charles River Associates, Community Music Center of Boston, Courtyard Marriott – North End, Dao Hang Enterprise, The Fallon Company, Hengtian Services LLC, HUB International NE LLC, OTTO Pizza, Santander Bank, South Cove Community Health Center, & State Street Corporation.

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