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News | August 2017
New Arts Focus for After School

This September, the Red Oak After School program will introduce a new curriculum focused on promoting children's growth through arts, music, and literacy in a bilingual and multicultural environment. The program will also be extending its hours to 6:45 PM each day. Click here to find out more or contact kathy.choi@bcnc.net to register your child. 
Adult Students Graduate with Jobs

One of the graduates gives a speech.
BCNC and Chinese Progressive Association in partnership with Bon Me, Uniqlo, and the Mayor's Office of Workforce Development celebrated the graduation of 7 graduates from the ESL for Customer Service job training program. Each of graduates gave a speech about what they had learned and their future goals. Over half of the graduates had already received job offers!
Reading with Poet Bao Phi

On July 31st, the Pao Arts Center hosted a reading and book signing with acclaimed Vietnamese-American poet and author Bao Phi. With over 70 people in attendance, Bao Phi read from his sophomore collection of poetry, Thousand Star Hotel, which touched on immigrant identity, fatherhood, and intergenerational trauma.  
BCNC Portraits: Ana, Guifang & Zhimin

Ana Grand, Guifang Zhang, and Zhimin Fu will study in this 12-week program designed to help them pass the National Pharmacy Technician Exam. 
Quincy Youth Explore Fort Point Channel

Special Thanks

Special thanks to the following institutions for their support in July 2017: 

Boston Trust & Investment Management Company, Cathay Bank Foundation, City of Boston's Michael Francis Cahill Fund, Clinton H. and William T. Shattuck Charitable Trust, Marion L. Decrow Memorial Foundation, Josiah Quincy Elementary School, Massachusetts Children's Trust Fund, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, Millennium Place, State Street Foundation, Inc., United South End Settlements, and Sun Life Financial.
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)
Giles Li, Executive Director

Mailing Address | 885 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
Boston Site | 38 Ash Street, Boston, MA 02111
Quincy Site | 275 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02171
Pao Arts Center | 99 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02111

Phone: 617-635-5129 | Fax: 617-292-1887
Wanted to invite you to join me at a reception for Illinois State Assemblywoman, Theresa Mah this Sunday (August 6th) from 2:30pm-4:3pm @ China Pearl (9 Tyler St., Boston).

Theresa is a rising star in politics, and will be visiting Boston as part of the National Asian Pacific American Caucus of State Legislators' conference. 

She is the very first Asian American to serve in the Illinois General Assembly, and is currently the only Asian American in the Illinois State Legislature.  A former professor of Asian American Studies at the University of Chicago, she was also a Senior Policy Advisor to former Illinois Governor, Pat Quinn.

We're exited to welcome Theresa to Boston, and hope you can join her at this reception, on Sunday.  Here are the reception details:

~ Reception for Theresa Mah - Illinois State Assemblywoman (flyer attached) ~ 
When: This Sunday, August 6th (2:30-4:30pm
Where: China Pearl Restaurant - 9 Tyler St., Boston
To learn more about Theresa
Visit her official State Assembly website: http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep. asp?MemberID=2492
Or visit her campaign site: http://www.theresamah. com

... If you'd like to donate to Theresa's campaign, please visit: https://secure.actblue. com/donate/bost

Thanks, and hope you can stop by this Sunday, at China Pearl.
- Leverett

(reception flyer, attached)


Meet children’s book author and illustrator, Ruth Chan
“Where’s the Party?”

WHAT:     Children and adults are invited for a reading of “Where’s the Party?” a drawing demonstration and a Q & A with the author.

Reading will be followed by book signing and light refreshments. 
Suggested donation of $15 per family at the door. Books will be available to purchase on-site. Proceeds raised from this event will support art programs.

WHEN:     Friday, August 18, 2017 | 5:30 - 6:30 pm

WHERE:     Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02111

WHO:  This event is free and open to the public.



About the Book
The adventures of Georgie and his friends continue in Georgie's Best Bad Day. Meet Georgie's creator, Ruth Chan, in this event for all ages! “For any kid who has spent part of the day facedown on the ground in utter defeat, Georgie and his pals make great commiserating companions.” ―Kirkus

About the Author:
Currently living in Brooklyn, NY, Ruth Chan is an illustrator and picture book maker who spent her childhood tobogganing in Canada, a good chunk of time studying art and education at Wellesley College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a decade working with kids in diverse communities, including the Acorn Center for Early Education and Care at BCNC.


FOR MORE INFORMATION:  http://bcnc.net/upcoming-events

Just a reminder that "General Boarding Tickets" for the 2nd Annual FREE Summer-Fun Cruise Around Boston Harbor will be released THIS SUNDAY (July 30th) at 10am (Please see below for registration information & sponsorship opportunities).

Last year, all 900 tickets for our cruise "sold out" in less than 10 hours... Based on the "buzz" going around, we anticipate similar demand this year, so please make sure you log-on early to secure your tickets!  As a reminder: you MUST HAVE A TICKET to board the cruise.

We'd once again like to thank our fantastic, generous partners at "Boston Harbor Now" and Bay State Cruise Company, who have generously offered our community the spacious Provincetown II for our community to enjoy for a free “Summer Fun Cruise” around Boston Harbor.

With so many of our communities within walking distance of (... or a T ride away from) Boston Harbor, the wonderful folks at "Boston Harbor Now" thought it would be a great idea to introduce (or re-introduce) our community to the enjoyment which the Harbor provides, and how we might be able to take advantage of this great resource, right at the doorsteps of many of us.

Event details (official invitation, below_)
- What: The 2nd Annual “OMG. They're STILL Giving Us a Boat!”... FREE, Summer Fun Cruise around Boston Harbor
- When: Monday, August 21st (5:30pm-7:30pm)
- Where: Aboard the Provincetown 2 - World Trade Center Dock, 200 Seaport Boulevard
- To Register for the Cruise ("General Boarding Tickets" available THIS Sunday, 7/30 @ 10am): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-omg-theyre-still-giving-us-a-boat-free-summer-fun-cruise-tickets-36551998010
- Questions & Sponsorship inquiriesLeverett Wing - Leverett.Wing@Gmail.com and Christina Chan - CChan84@Gmail.com

... Please Note: We’re looking for a sponsors to help underwrite the cost of food (or donate food), so please contact us re: sponsorship levels (and benefits!) if you're interested.

Thanks, and hope to see you on the Harbor, on Monday, August 21st!
- Leverett

Upcoming Events
**As a BCNC supporter, use the code BCNCFRIEND when registering on Eventbrite to receive a 50% discount on all August classes!
Spoken word poet and author Bao Phi.
Meet the Author: Bao Phi | July 31


Join us this Monday at 6 pm at the Pao Arts Center as Vietnamese-American poet and community activist Bao Phi reads from his sophomore book of poetry, Thousand Star Hotel. The reading will be followed by a book signing and light refreshments. Register here
Cultural Sampler for Children 
Saturdays in August

Come to the Pao Arts Center for a sampler series in traditional Chinese arts: Lion Dance, dough figurines, brush painting, and more! Attend all 4 classes or sign up for a single class. The class is geared towards children ages 5-12 years old. Parents and caregivers are welcome to stay and create with their child. Register here

Chinese Calligraphy Classes | Thursdays in August

Chinese Calligraphy is seeped in a rich history of philosophy, artistry, and communication. Dip into a 4 week immersion of Chinese Brush Painting on Thursday evenings in August. Be introduced to the fundamentals of this discipline and art form with Mike Mei. Register here
Chinese Brush Painting Classes | Saturdays in August

Children's book author & illustrator Ruth Chan.
Meet the Author: Ruth Chan | August 18

Families and children are invited to a reading and kid-friendly presentation on Friday, 8/18 at 5:30 pm with Ruth Chan, former BCNC preschool teacher and author and illustrator of the children's book Georgie's Best Bad Day. Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase. Register here
Red Oak Talent Show | August 24

Come see the children in our Red Oak Summer Program perform in an end-of-summer talent show at 4:30-5:30 PM at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School auditorium! The students will show off their many talents and demonstrate what they've learned this summer. Contact Kirklin Lee for more information.
Pao Arts Center Open Houses | August & September

Join us for one of our three Open Houses to check out our new theater and gallery and learn about discounted rental opportunities. Light refreshments provided. Open Houses will be Thursday, August 24, Saturday, August 26, and Thursday, September 7. Register here.
Oak Street Fair | September 23
Our 32nd annual Oak Street Fair is just around the corner on Saturday, 9/23 from 11 am - 1 pm at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School playground. This beloved community event features face painting, arts and crafts, performances, and a famous watermelon eating contest. Community vendors will provide resources such as voter registration and information on elder health and immigration. Learn more here.

Two Piano Journey | October 7

Special Thanks

Special thanks to the following institutions for their support in June 2017: 

Amelia Peabody Foundation, Asian Healthcare Foundation of MA, Aureus Asset Management, Comcast Foundation, Cummings Foundation, East Boston Savings Bank Charitable Foundation, English for New Bostonians, First Literacy, Fish Family Foundation, GGE Systems Group, Godfrey Hotel Boston, Highland Street Foundation,  Hostelling International, John Hancock, Massachusetts Cultural Council, People's United Community Foundation, and Shippy Foundation.
Asian American Civic Association
 Mulan Society: Free Saturday Women Program

Mulan Society

The Mulan Society is a program aimed at strengthening immigrant women's family stability as they face challenging life transitions. The program takes place for 3 hours on Saturdays in a multicultural safe environment where the women become at ease sharing their experiences as they learn from English and computer instructors and workshop speakers. Additionally, these women can visit AACA during normal office hours for individualized support and case management.

The Mulan Society Saturday sessions feature naturalization classes and basic computer classes, as well as guest speakers in workshops on topics identified as highly relevant to immigrant women and their families based on existing research, including but not limited to navigating the Boston Public School system as well as the healthcare system, domestic violence prevention, and career building, an area where immigrant women struggle to support their family's income as language and cultural barriers interfere.

Participating women can learn about AACA's core programs and services including the Employment Center as well as the Multi-Service Center. The Mulan Society is essential for immigrant women so that they can join groups which provide growth opportunities and relief from isolation.
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http://aaca-boston.org/mulan-society/

News | July 2017
Outgoing Board President Selina Chow with her family holding her award.
Honoring Longtime Staff & Volunteers

Over 100 attendees celebrated accomplishments of the past fiscal year at our annual meeting. Highlights included a moving speech about outgoing Board President Selina Chow by her daughter Joanna, introduction of new Board President Eugene Mahr, and awards for staff and volunteers including volunteer of 13 years John Lape and Assistant Director of Adult Education Fred Bennett who has been serving the community for 15 years!
Seniors pose with their college shirts
100% of High School Seniors Are Headed to College

This year, all 15 of our College Access Program (CAP) seniors were accepted to four-year colleges and received financial aid! These students are the first in their families to attend college. On June 7th, the students, their mentors, and family gathered to celebrate their amazing accomplishments. Special thanks to the donors who made gifts for our college-bound seniors!
Executive Director Giles Li with incoming Board President Eugene Mahr.
Giles Li Named 2017 Barr Fellow

"This fellowship is a recognition of this dedicated and talented staff team that I just happen to lead," said Giles. "They are the ones that have made BCNC the impactful and sound organization it is today. I am so grateful to the Barr Foundation for this opportunity, and for investing in the leadership of the entire sector."
BCNC Portraits: Ivy Chow

Ivy Chow, an alum of our Acorn Early Education and Youth Center programs, recently graduated as valedictorian from Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Ivy received a scholarship to Gallaudet University and will attend this fall. Ivy was listed in 
Level 3 Students and Teachers
Congrats to Adult Graduates!

More than 130 students, family members, and friends from Boston and Quincy celebrated the graduation of our Adult Education students on June 22nd. Highlights included a speech by Mintong Li, a graduate of the Academic Skills class, who is now studying accounting at Bunker Hill Community College, and a surprise plaque to BCNC from Steven Valcin, a Level 1 student, in gratitude for the education he received.
Family Fun in Quincy

147 family members participated in our annual Family Fun Day on June 10th at the Cavanagh Stadium in North Quincy. Families played games, participated in arts & crafts, and received giveaways.To encourage family bonding, activities included parent and child bunny hop races, three-legged races, and kite flying. 
Congrats to the winners: Hurricanes B!
Bamboo Circle Holds Basketball Tournament 

The Bamboo Circle, the young professionals network, held their first 3-on-3 basketball tournament on June 23rd at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School. The event was a great success, with seven teams competing and raising over $1,500 for our Youth Center. Special thanks to UPS for their sponsorship!
Join the BCNC Team

(Part-Time Job) Adult ESOL Teacher

Special Thanks

Special thanks to the following institutions for their support in April and May 2017: 

Barr Foundation, Boston Bruins Foundation, Boston Public Schools, Century Bank, Digital Federal Credit Union, Hong Kong Restaurant, MAXIMUS Charitable Foundation, Myers + Chang, Rockland Trust - Peoples Federal Foundation, Tufts University Tisch College of Civic Life, and TD Charitable Foundation.
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)
Giles Li, Executive Director

Mailing Address | 885 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
Boston Site | 38 Ash Street, Boston, MA 02111
Quincy Site | 275 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02171
Pao Arts Center | 99 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02111

Phone: 617-635-5129 | Fax: 617-292-1887
Send a Camper on a Field Trip
BCNC's Summer program is vital service for working parents. One mother shared, "BCNC provides a safe and trusted place for our family. I can't imagine a better place for my children."


Your gift helps provide high quality programs at a low cost to working families. Every Wednesday, children take field trips to discover new things, learn in a new way, and make lasting memories.
We need YOUR HELP to send our campers on these field trips! They are waiting to go to Georges Island, Institute of Contemporary Art, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, New England Aquarium, Museum of Fine Arts, and the Boston Children's Museum. 

Would you make a gift today to pay for transportation, admission, and staffing and bring smiles, adventure, and new discoveries to the children in our community? These trips are made possible by the generosity of our donors like you. 

Thank you for your support!
Giles Li
Executive Director

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Through arts, culture, and education, the Pao Arts Center brings together community members across generations to reclaim a critical piece of Chinatown history and to create healthy families and vibrant community. In partnership with Bunker Hill Community College, BCNC opened the Arts Center to be Chinatown's first community-based arts center. 

Missed the Grand Opening? Click here for the photo album and a video of the Opening.
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In the Theater

Bao Phi
July 31 | 6pm 
Meet the Author: Bao Phi 

In the Classrooms 

photo courtesy of Xiaolong Liu
Thursdays, August 3 - 24 | 6:00-7:30pm
Chinese Calligraphy for Adults 

Artist Mike Mei shares the 
In the Galleries 
On view through August 26 






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Getting Here

The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.



Rent the Pao Arts Center! 

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SCCHC E-NEWS
June 2017

   Quincy Clinic 88 Holmes Street Clinic South Street Clinic  

Greetings from South Cove! 
Dear South Cove Staff, Patients, Supporters and Friends:   
Eugene Welch
Another fiscal year is ending on June 30, 2017; it is amazing that South Cove is in its 45th year of serving the Asian community in Massachusetts.  
In the upcoming months, we will be learning new ways to deliver care in our ACO, adjusting to care with less payment and more quality measures to report on.  One thing I can say is that community health centers will step up to the challenge and give the best care to all people because that is what we are all about! 
Thank you to all who stand and fight with us.

Sincerely, 
EW signature 
Eugene Welch
CEO/Executive Director
In This Issue

Malden Clinic Groundbreaking Ceremony
A 5th Clinic to Open in Malden in December 2017

The long-awaited moment finally took place!  On Wednesday, June, 21 2017, South Cove hosted a ceremony to commence the remodeling of its new Malden property. Over 40 guests attended the ceremonious event including Mayor Christenson, City Council President Peg Crowe, representatives from Malden communities and many South Cove friends and supporters.  
"We are very excited to be in Malden" said Eugene Welch, Executive Director of South Cove, in his welcoming remarks.  This has been a long journey but a rewarding one, and it could not have been possible without the support from the Mayor, the City and of course, the residents of Malden.  He is deeply grateful for everyone's contribution that made this day possible.  South Cove decided to come to Malden because of the 3,000+ patients who are from Malden and he cannot be happier that these patients will soon have access to care in their own town. This is also the year that the health center celebrates its 45th anniversary, the opening of a new clinic before the year-end would be the best birthday present!
L-R: Nelson Liu and Eugene Welch speak at the groundbreaking (photo courtesy of Frances Ma)
Nelson Liu, Board President of South Cove, thanked everyone for coming on behalf of the Board and echoed Eugene's sentiments that this project would not have been possible without the support of many.  "I want to recognize Mayor Gary Christenson and City Councillor Peg Crowe for their support and efforts to make it possible and we give you our commitment to work as a community partner to help Malden become a healthier and better community," remarked Nelson.  He also recognized Beacon Architects, Bond Construction, Malden community groups, Eugene Welch, CEO, Eric Tiberi, COO and South Cove Board member Mai Du who is a longtime Malden resident and business owner.  It is the efforts by everyone over the past year that made this day possible.   
Mayor Christenson and City Council President Peg Crowe also spoke and congratulated South Cove on this accomplishment and expressed their delight in having a community health center in Malden to serve all the residents.   
Mayor Christenson, Councillor Crowe, Eugene Welch, Eric Tiberi, Mai Du and others pose for groundbreaking (photo courtesy of Alvin Wing)
Groups took part in the ceremonious "turning the first shovel of dirt."  Eugene Welch, Mayor Christenson, City Council President, Peg Crowe, and Nelson along with other dignitaries posed with shovels to formally mark the commencement of the construction.  Other groups featuring South Cove Board members and BOND construction employees also posed to commemorate this special moment in the health center's history.  
The one-story building, designed by Beacon Architects, will be over 14,000 square feet featuring a glass entrance.  There will be a parking lot with 76 spaces.  BOND Construction, the contractor, is aiming for a December 2017 completion.    

South Cove Annual Corporate Meeting
South Cove's 45th Annual Corporation Meeting took place on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the 88 Holmes Street Clinic in Quincy.    
Board President Nelson Liu opened the meeting and welcomed all to the 45thedition.  In his remarks, he announced a new location for South Cove in Malden and vowed to continue South Cove's mission and work together to build better and healthier communities in Boston Chinatown, Quincy and now Malden.  It has long been the mission of the health center to provide quality, affordable and linguistically accessible health care at a community level.
Nelson recognized the hard work that Eugene and Eric have done through the last year to make it possible for South Cove to add a new location in Malden.  He also congratulated fellow Board member Mai Du, a resident of Malden, and commended her for fighting for the opportunity to "get SCCHC to this growing community where she recognized long ago that there was a need."
He took a moment to acknowledge and remember a friend and longtime Board member Steven Ng who passed away.  Nelson was grateful for the support and recognition of his service offered by Steve Ng.  Nelson then introduced South Cove's newest Board member Peter Ng, "with much of life, there is a give and take - with his passing, we have also been given the honor to have his brother Peter Ng join the Board to fill the seat.  Peter is well known for his service to community and country, he has been generous of his time and money in support of numerous organizations and causes that are important to community and we couldn't be more proud to have him with us on the Board."
In closing, Nelson stated that it has been an honor to serve on the Board and pleasure as Board President, and thanked everyone for the opportunity to serve again as president.  The Board is thankful to Eugene Welch and Eric Tiberi for their leadership of the staff to have made South Cove the successful organization that it is today - one that is a model for all others to aspire to.   
South Cove ended the FY2017 strongly.  We are looking forward to FY 2018 and the grand opening of our new Malden clinic in December!      

SCCHC Board of Directors FY 2018 pose with Eugene Welch (photo courtesy of Helen Quach)

South Cove Board of Directors FY 2018
The Board and corporation members fulfilled their fiscal responsibility by voting in 5 board members for a 3-year term from 2017-2020.
Officers serve a two-year term from 2017-2019:
President: Nelson Liu
Secretary: Cindy Chen
Treasurer: April Tang
Newly elected Board Members: Thomas Birch, Herman Harry Lee, April Tang,
Thuy Tran Leung and David Yee
Continuing Board Members: Mai Du, I-Min Lee, Peter Ng, Alvin Wing, Susan Chinsen, Cindy Chen, Meei Li, Nelson Liu, Chi Ma and Stephen Tang.

Dr. Albert Yeung Receives the Prestigious Kun-Po Soo Award
APA Honors Dr. Yeung at its Annual Meeting
  
South Cove's Co-Medical Director and the Head of the Behavioral Health Department traveled to San Diego this past May to be recognized by the American Psychiatric Association with the prestigious Kun-Po Soo Award. The award, established in 1987, recognizes an individual who "has made significant contributions toward understanding the impact and import of Asian cultural heritage in areas relevant to psychiatry."  
L-R: David Mischoulon, MD; Francis Sanchez, MD; Albert Yeung, MD; Ramaswamy Viswanathan, MD and Omar David, APA staff (photo courtesy of Albert Yeung)
 
At APA's Annual Meeting, Dr. Yeung received his award and delivered a lecture titled "Culturally Sensitive Collaborative Treatment (CSCT) for Chinese Patients with Depression in Primary Care," based on his work at South Cove and based on which he received the Kun-Po Soo Award.   
Dr. Yeung's work has helped raise awareness of mental health issues among Asian Americans and improved the way mental healthcare is delivered to this population. On behalf of our patients and staff, we thank and congratulate Dr. Yeung for his contributions both as a physician and a renowned researcher.

Dr. Lucy Chie Promoted at Harvard Medical School  
South Cove Ob/Gyn Department Head Recognized for Exemplary Work 
Dr. Lucy Chie 

Dr. Lucy Chie, Ob/Gyn Department Head at South Cove, was recently promoted from Instructor to Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School.  She also serves as the Director of Obstetrics & Gynecology Community Health Consortium at BIDMC, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital; the consortium's goal is to promote collaboration and learning amongst the affiliated community health centers.
Dr. Chie has been with South Cove for over 13 years and has always dedicated herself to practicing medicine at the community level as well as mentoring and training the next generation of women healthcare providers.  As the OB/GYN Head, she has worked tirelessly towards the mission of serving the vulnerable populations of Chinatown and North Quincy by expanding access and overseeing quality initiatives.  
We are so proud and thrilled of this great news, as Eugene Welch expressed, Dr. Chie "put 100% into everything!" and is well deserved of this promotion.  On behalf of SCCHC, please join us in congratulating Dr. Chie on this marvelous achievement!  

Susan Chin, South Cove Long-timer, Retires after 29 Years of Service

There is a Chinese saying: "天下沒有不散的宴席," meaning "n On Friday, May 12, 2017, staff of the 145 South Street clinic joined together to give Susan the best send-off possible.  Susan started South Cove's Early Intervention program in the 1980s and for 29 years was the cornerstone of the program.  It will be hard to imagine EI without her as she is almost synonymous with the program. But as she led, she also mentored, and is leaving EI in very capable hands.

Eugene on behalf of the health center and its staff wished Susan all the best and reiterated that South Cove would always be her extended family and would always welcome a visit by her.  

L-R: Susan Chin, Eugene Welch, April Tang and Madeline Wan
 
Everyone was treated to delicious gourmet Italian food and two large sheet cakes that provided the sweet finishing touch!  But like the Chinese saying, in both the metaphoric and literal sense, the party had to come to an end too; staff said good-bye to Susan and wished her the retirement of her life!    

South Cove Stat Dragons Roaring Down the Charles!
Two Medals Won!


South Cove Stat Dragons' medal winning streak continues!  The team won a bronze medal in Division E and a silver in the healthcare division!  The Festival took place on Sunday, June 11, 2017 along both sides of the Charles River in Cambridge; it was another record-setting year with 75 teams! Apart from participating in the race, South Cove also proudly served as a festival sponsor to help promote the mission and the work of the Boston Dragon Boat Festival - the longest running dragon boat festival in North America and the largest Asian-American cultural event in New England!  


Stat Dragons made their 14th consecutive appearance this year with a team that is comprised of 2/3 returning paddlers and 1/3 new recruits.  This also marks the 6thyear in a row that the Stat Dragons have come away with at least one medal.  For a recreational team that was only put together less than 2 months prior to the tournament and practiced only 6 times on the Charles, the results are pretty respectable!  As much as we enjoy bringing home some hardware, it is the camaraderie and the good company that will be the lasting memory.  


Special thanks to Captain Tom Leung, Drummer Jacquie Kay, and of course, Stat Dragons' steerer-extraordinaire, Harry Lee; the trio has been in their respective position for 5 years and is the leader and an inspiration for the team! Lastly, thank you to all the team members who committed the time and put in the work to make possible another year of successful showing!


Stat Dragons 2017! (photo courtesy of Pamela Lee)

Stat Dragons 2017 team members: Donald Chan, Amy Cheung, Jerry Chiu, Christina Ho, Tiffany Hu, Alison Hui, Jacquie Kay, Winnie Kwong, Andrew Lee, , Harry Lee, Kenny Lee, Andrea Leung, Henry Leung, Peggy Leung-Strle, Thuy Leung, Tom Leung, Joseph Preissig, Rui Shao, Leona Tu, Douglas Walko, Thomas Yee, Abraham Zamcheck and Joy Zheng.


Sponsor: Eugene Welch and South Cove Community Health Center.

South Cove and Asian Healthcare Foundation Award Scholarships
10 Scholarships Awarded to Essay Contest Winners


In celebration of the health center's 40
th Anniversary in 2012 and the lives of many that the health center has touched, an essay contest was announced and scholarships were awarded to 5 winners.  The Asian Healthcare Foundation of Massachusetts, established to support the mission of South Cove, has funded the scholarships ever since its inception in 2012.  The Foundation Board of Directors also voted that same year to have the essay contest be a yearly fixture for the next 10 years through 2021.  


Serving the community since 1972, South Cove has cared for many multi-generational families and played a big part in the well-being of these families.  With the essay contest, we wanted to achieve two goals: 1 to hear from their perspective the impact of South Cove and 2. to give back to the community and the future generation.  


The contest had a total of 10 entries this year.  Once again, the judges felt that every essay had its merit and deserved recognition, therefore, voted to award scholarships to all.     


Entering its 6th year, the contest has awarded a total of 55 scholarships so far.  We hope that through this contest, the health center is making a difference, however small it may be, in the recipients' higher education endeavor.  


Congratulations to Patricia Chan, Devon Choi, Jason Deng, Jimmy Fang, Rina Lam, Christy Leung, Wanjing Li, Jessica Tam, Eric Tsang and Jennifer Zou.
 
Nelson Liu, Board President, April Tang, Board member and Eugene Welch pose with scholarship winners (photo courtesy of Pamela Lee)

We invite you to read the published essays online.  They provide a glimpse into the struggles and hardship faced by new immigrant families due to cultural and language barriers, despite of these difficulties, hope and positivity shined through and prevailed.

Please Join Us! SCCHC 45th Anniversary Celebration/Sapphire Gala
September 9, 2017 at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum
South Cove Community Health Center's 45th Anniversary Celebration/Sapphire Gala is just a little over two months away, taking place on Saturday, September 9, 2017, 6pm at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum.  We hope you will join us as we look back on health center's milestones, pay tributes to those that paved the way and honor three individuals, Helen Chin Schlichte, Amy Guen and Eugene Welch, who have had a tremendous impact on the health center and the community.
Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available, for more information and/or inquiries, please email gala@scchc.org. 
  

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How your donation will help us serve our patients:

$50 -  Fill one uninsured patient's tooth
$100 - Give one uninsured family nutrition class
$250 - Give one uninsured woman mammogram screening
$500 - Give one uninsured patient proper medication for one year under our 340B Pharmacy program
$1,000 - Take care of one uninsured patient for medical visits at the health center for one year
Yes! Please take me to the SCCHC Donate page!   

About South Cove Community Health Center:
Founded in 1972, South Cove is dedicated to improving the health and well being of all medically underserved in Massachusetts with a special focus on Asian Americans. This mission is accomplished by providing high quality, community-based health care and health promotion programs which are accessible, linguistically and culturally competent for these populations.

Services:
Adult Medicine (成人科) Bone Density (骨質篩檢) Ob/Gyn (婦科) Mammography (X光乳房攝影篩檢) Pediatrics (兒科) Podiatry (足科) Neurology (神經科) Dentistry (牙科) Optometry (眼科) Member Services (會員服務) Nutrition/WIC (營養科/奶卷) Family Planning (家庭計劃) 340B Pharmacy (藥房) Early Intervention (幼兒培育組) Behavioral Health (行為健康科) Brighton/Allston After-School Enrichment Program (課餘活動中心)

Clinics:
885 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
Tel: 617-482-7555
145 South Street, Boston, MA 02111
Tel: 617-521-6730
435 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02171
Tel: 617-318-3300
88 Holmes Street, Quincy, MA 02171
Tel: 617-318-3200
277 Commercial Street, Malden, MA 02148 -- Opening December 2017!

After-School Program: 
Brighton/Allston After-School Enrichment Program:
640 Washington Street, Brighton, MA 02135
Tel: 617-787-1087

Website:
South Cove Community Health Center, Administration,145 South Street, Boston, MA 02111

DATE AND TIME


Mon, July 31, 2017
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

LOCATION

Pao Arts Center
99 Albany St
GPS Driving Address 66 Hudson Street
Boston, MA 02111
Bao Phi reads from his sophomore book of poetry, Thousand Star Hotel (Coffee House Press). Be one of the first to experience this “vivid inward look at an Asian American experience that never flinches from the hard realizations of humanity” (Tyehimba Jess, Author of Olio).
Bao Phi is a multiple-time Minnesota Grand Slam poetry champ and National Poetry Slam finalist who has been on HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry and whose work was included in the Best American Poetry anthology of 2006. He is the author of Sông I Sing and is currently the program director of the Loft Literary Center.
Reading will be followed by book signing and light refreshments.
Suggested donation of $15 at the door. Books will be available for sale on-site for $11.50, please select Reserve my spot and book when you register. Payment in cash, check and credit card will be accepted on site.
Proceeds raised from this event will support art programs for the children, youth, and adults.
Contact: Cynthia Woo at cynthia.woo@bcnc.net


  • News | June 2017
    Jim Klocke, CEO Mass Nonprofit Network, Giles Li, and James O'Neil, Appleton Partners.
    Executive Director Giles Li awarded for Leadership Excellence

    On June 5th, Executive Director Giles Li won the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network 2017 Leadership Excellence Award for his strategic vision, passion, ethical integrity, innovation, perseverance and collaborative style that has led to a strong record of extraordinary organizational results. 
    BCNC Adult Education Staff team with Kim Lampereur.
    BCNC Educators recognized for 
    Outstanding Work

    Kim Lampereur, BCNC teacher for Career Readiness ESOL classes, received the Outstanding Educator Award at the 2017 Network Conference of the Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education for her selfless dedication and service. Kim responded to the needs of the community by designing a Career Readiness curriculum that moves students from career investigation, to job search, to placement or job training in six months.
    Jasmine Lee, Youth Education Associate, was recognized by Boston After School and Beyond as an outstanding leader that powers high-quality out-of-school time experiences for youth. Jasmine works with high school immigrant youth and equips them with necessary skills and knowledge to be great leaders in their school and community. Jasmine is a committed youth worker and community activist. 
    Bamboo Circle wins 1st place
    Team BCNC wins 1st Place

    The Bamboo Circle paddled into 1st place in its division and 1st place in the Community Challenge at the 2017 Boston Dragon Boat Festival! In addition, to their incredible first place finishes, Bamboo Circle's dragon boat paddlers raised over $8,300 for the Youth Center!Special thanks to our sponsors: Julia Kuo, Myers + Chang and Anonymous (3). The win was possible thanks to great training by Ohana New England and the leadership of team captain, Callie Sopper. Thank you, Bamboo Circle for your hard work and dedication!
    Mayor Koch, Carmen Chan and Tracy Cuifeng Tan.
    Savor the Flavor for BCNC Quincy

    More than 150 guests attended our 3rd annual Savor the Flavor event on June 3rd at the Quincy Center for Innovation. Mayor Tom Koch and City Councilor Nina Liang greeted guests. Special thanks to NBC Boston anchor Joy Lim Nakrin who served as the emcee. Vivi Bubble Tea was voted best flavor for the 2nd year in a row! Speakers included adult education student Tracy CuiFeng Tan and graduate Mintong Li (read her story below). Proceeds from the event support BCNC Quincy youth, adult, and family programs.
    Special Thanks to our Sponsors! 
    BCNC Portraits: Mintong Li

    Mintong Li immigrated to the US in August 2016. Although she had studied some English in China, Mintong wasn't able to understand the English spoken here. Her grandmother, a former BCNC student, suggested that she check out BCNC. In less than a year, Mintong graduated from the BCNC Adult Education program and now attends Bunker Hill Community College as an accounting major. She also volunteers at the Quincy Animal Shelter, and interns at a non-profit helping other recent immigrants.
    Mintong thanks her favorite BCNC teacher, MaryAnn Silwa, for all her help and encouragement.
    Wellesley Middle Schoolers raise funds for BCNC

    Special thanks to Wellesley Middle School Chinese Mandarin and Around the World class for visiting our Boston site, spending time with BCNC preschoolers and raising $962 to support programs for our community! 


    Join us for Upcoming Events

    3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
    Fri. June 23 | 6:00 - 9:00 PM
    Josiah Quincy School | 885 Washington St. | Boston
    Bring your team of 3-4 players to BCNC's 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Special thanks to our sponsor UPS. Click here for more information and to register. 

    Annual Meeting
    Wed. June 28 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
    Pao Arts Center | 99 Albany St. | Boston
    Celebrate BCNC's accomplishments this year. Meet and congratulate our Board, staff & volunteers for their service. Tour our newest location. Refreshments served.
    Click here to register for this free event.

    Oak Street Fair
    Sat. September 23 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Josiah Quincy School Playground | 
    Oak St. and Shawmut Ave.
     | Boston
    Join us for a FREE day of outdoor activities for families and valuable community resources. 

    Two Piano Journey
    Sat. October 7 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM
    David Friend Recital Hall | 921 Boylston St. | Boston
    Acclaimed pianists, Michelle and Christopher Kuo, a mother and son duo give a benefit concert recital to support BCNC programs for children, youth, and families.
    For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please email jean.quintal@bcnc.net.
    Join the BCNC Team

    CHSNE at MIT & Brookline this week  View this email in your browser
    IN THIS UPDATE: 
    Education and Exclusion (5/24), The Chinese Exclusion Act Excerpt/Lecture (5/23),
    National Register Comments Due (5/31), CHSNE Needs You!
    Education and Exclusion
    A Lecture and Gallery Visit with Professor Emma Teng
    Thursday, May 25th, 5:30pm-7:00pm
    5:15 Refreshments & Gallery Viewing @ Maihaugen Gallery | 6:15 Lecture @ Killian Hall 
    Hayden Memorial Library, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge 02139
    The history of Chinese students at MIT dates back to 1877. From these beginnings, the Institute became one of the most popular destinations for Chinese overseas students, especially those seeking to contribute to their country’s modernization through engineering, science, and commerce. Between 1854 and 1954, MIT awarded 734 degrees to Chinese students, the third highest number of any American university. This lecture and exhibition will offer insight into local history, immigration trends, and lessons from a previous generation.
     
    To commemorate the 135th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and in conjunction with her exhibition China Comes to Tech: 1877-1931 (February-November 2017), Professor Emma Teng will address the impact of the Exclusion laws, and the xenophobia that they represented, on students from China using MIT as a case study.
    Click here to reserve your FREE tickets
    Co-hosted by MIT Global Studies and Languages, with support from MIT Asian Pacific American Employee Resource GroupSouth Cove Community Health CenterNational Park Service and Tufts Medical Center.
    Brookline's Asian American Pacific Islander Celebration
    Wednesday, May 24th, 6:00pm
    Brookline Town Hall, 5th Floor School Committee Room | 333 Washington St, Brookline 02445
    Join the Brookline Asian American Family Network (BAAFN) as they honor and award the Brookline High School Student Essay Winners for their essays on “What does it mean to be Asian American in Brookline?”

    Visitors will also see an excerpt of the highly anticipated PBS documentary, “The Chinese Exclusion Act,” with a discussion by Andrew Leong, Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department, and Asian American and Latino Studies at UMass Boston. 
    Co-sponsored by the Brookline Asian American Family Network (BAAFN)Brookline Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations, the Jennifer A. Lynch Committee Against Domestic Violence, and CHSNE
    National Register of Historic Places
    Comments Close Next Week!
    The Old Quincy School at 90 Tyler Street in Boston, c. 1903 (left) and 2017 (right). 
    CHSNE partnered with the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England (CCBA) to register the first site to the National Register of Historic Places to be nominated for its connection to the history of Chinese in Boston. Over the past year, consultants wrote the nomination for CCBA’s Old Quincy School building at 90 Tyler St and produced a detailed overview of the Chinese in Boston (1805-1980). This registration will result in public records that document the development and resilience of the Chinese community in Boston.

    You’re invited to review the full nomination and submit comments by Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    Read more and submit your comments here
    CHSNE NEEDS YOU! CHSNE is a membership-based 501(c)(3)non-profit organization dedicated solely to documenting, preserving, and promoting the history and legacy of Chinese immigration in New England. Please consider becoming a member or donating to help cover our projects and operating expenses. 
    Become a member today!
    Donate to CHSNE
  • During the 2016 Presidential Elections, 13,846 Asian American voters participated in the nation’s largest nonpartisan multilingual exit poll, across 14 states and Washington, DC.

    Next Tuesday, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will come to Boston, and offer a special presentation on the results of this comprehensive Exit Poll.  Here are event details (below & attached)

    ~ THE ASIAN AMERICAN VOTE: 2016 ~
    When: Next Tuesday, May 23rd (6:00-7:30pm)
    Where: Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center - 38 Ash Street, Boston
    RSVP:  Leverett.Wing@Gmail.com OR... votingrights@aaldef.org - 212.966.5932 x206
      ... Co-sponsored by: “APIs Can!”; Greater Boston Legal Services and AALDEF (see attachment)

    At this special presentation, learn about the Asian American vote in the Presidential and Congressional elections and opinions on key issues by ethnicity, nativity, party enrollment, age, and English proficiency.

    WGBH-TV/Radio’s 9th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration ~

    • When: Next Wednesday, May 24th (7:00-9:00pm)
    Where: WGBH Studios - One Guest Street, Boston MA
        … This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

    This year’s celebration promises to be a special one with excerpted screenings of films such asthe new Rick Burns documentary: “American Experience: The Chinese Exclusion Act”, “Breathin’: The Eddy Zheng Story”, “Unbroken Glass” and “Forever, Chinatown”.

    This year’s event will also spotlight Asian Americans who have “made it in America”, becoming top leaders in their industries and communities. Leaders from a variety of sectors will offer real-world advice, and share their personal experiences and professional successes with event attendees.  

    Liz ChengGeneral Manager of WGBH Television and the WORLD, will moderate the discussion with the panelists, including Dr. Pam Y. Eddinger,President of Bunker Hill Community College and WGBH trusteeNam Pham,Assistant Secretary of Business Development and International Trade in the Baker-Polito administration, and Brian ChuCo-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of High Vista Strategies.


  • 2017 Chinatown Bikeathon
    Saturday, June 17 at 9 AM - 2 PM
  • 16 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4602, United States
    https://www.crowdrise.com/ctbike
EVENT DATE: JUN 17, 2017























The Chinatown Bike-a-thon is a green and healthy fundraiser to support youth leadership and a brighter future in our community. The ride is an 8 or 16 miles on the Paul Dudley White Bike Path along the Charles River. It is a family-friendly event that promotes healthy living and culminates in a picnic on the Boston Common. We are excited to continue to grow our Bike-a-thon and to grow our youth program with your help!

The funds raised from the Chinatown Bike-a-thon directly support youth programming. The Chinese Youth Initiative (CYI) provides internship opportunities to high school aged youth from the Greater Boston area, combining an Asian American Studies curriculum with hands-on community service and organizing projects. For over more than 20 years, CYI youth have played crucial roles in the campaign for a Chinatown library, voter registration drives, support for immigrant workers’ rights, establishing the first Chinatown Youth Platform, advocating for public transit and much more. This year, youth have already won a city-funded feasibility study for a Chinatown Library. CYI graduates have gone on to become teachers, lawyers, planners, artists, community organizers, and entrepreneurs, all working to make a difference in Boston and in the world.




News | May 2017
Pao Arts Center Ribbon Cutting
Grand Opening of Pao Arts Center
      
Thank YOU for your support in opening the Pao Arts Center! 
Janet Wu, Dr. Christina Sakai, and parent leaders, Kathy Tsang and Zhong Ruan
Autism Support Workshop for Parents

On April 14, Family Services hosted a workshop on "Understanding the Developmental Stages of Children with Autism and Support Services in the Community." Dr. Christina Sakai from Tufts Medical Center spoke about child development and challenges at each stage. Parent Leaders, Zhong Ruan and Kathy Tsang, shared their life experiences, behavioral management tips, and community support services. Special thanks to Janet Wu, from Channel 5 WCVB, for interpreting the workshop in Cantonese, and Frances Chang of Tufts Medical Center for interpreting in Mandarin. 
This workshop was generously funded by the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism.
"Next Steps" Fair in Quincy 

Youth Lend Tech Expertise to Adult Learners

BCNC Portraits: Djilali Chaker

Before emigrating to the U.S. in 2015, Djilali Chaker had worked as a civil engineer in Algeria. Djilali came to BCNC to improve his English skills. Through an Academic Skills class in our Adult Education program, Dijilali was able to prepare for a placement test and complete a college application. BCNC staff also helped him find a job. Today, Djilali is studying construction management at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. Djilali is very grateful for how BCNC helped him achieve his goals. 
Join us for Upcoming Events

APA Youth Conference
Sat. May 20 | 10:30 AM-5:00 PM
Pao Arts Center | 99 Albany St. | Boston
High school youth are invited to participate in workshops and celebrate Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month. Click here for more information and to register. 

Savor the Flavor
Sat. June 3 | 1:00-3:00 PM
Quincy Center for Innovation | 180 Old Colony Ave. | Quincy
Join us for a community celebration and benefit! Guests will sample food from local restaurants, vote for the "best flavor," and hear about BCNC's work in Quincy. Click here to attend or support the event.

Family Fun Day in Quincy
Sat. June 10 | 1:00-3:00 PM
Cavanagh Stadium | Birch St. | Quincy
Families are invited to a free day of outdoor activities including kite flying, face painting, and family games. To register, please email grace.su@bcnc.net

38th Annual Dragon Boat Festival
Sat. & Sun. June 10-11
Charles River | Cambridge
Join the Bamboo Circle team, paddle with other young professionals at Dragon Boat Festival and raise funds for the Youth Center. No prior experience is needed. Click here for more information and to apply by May 15.
Join the BCNC Team

(Job) Development Associate
Special Thanks to our 2017 Event Sponsors! 
Donate Your Used Car to BCNC 

Is spring cleaning on your mind? If you have an old, unused car sitting in your backyard, we can help you remove it. Donate your used car to BCNC through our Vehicle Donation Program, It's fast, easy, and no cost to you! Click here to learn more about the program. 

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)
Giles Li, Executive Director

Mailing Address | 885 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
Boston Site | 38 Ash Street, Boston, MA 02111
Quincy Site | 275 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02171

Phone: 617-635-5129 | Fax: 617-292-1887
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Four ways to honor APA heritage month  View this email in your browser
This month:
  • National Register of Historic Places/Chinese in Boston
  • Education and Exclusion at MIT
  • Preview The Chinese Exclusion Act film 
  • Remembering the Transcontinental Railroad 
National Register of Historic Places
The Old Quincy School at 90 Tyler Street in Boston, c. 1903 (left) and 2017 (right). 
CHSNE partnered with the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England (CCBA) to register the first site to the National Register of Historic Places to be nominated for its connection to the history of Chinese in Boston. Over the past year, consultants wrote the nomination for CCBA’s Old Quincy School building at 90 Tyler St and produced a detailed overview of the Chinese in Boston (1805-1980). This registration will result in public records that document the development and resilience of the Chinese community in Boston.

You’re now invited to review the full nomination and submit comments by May 31, 2017. For more information, visit the the CHSNE website:
Read more and submit your comments here
CHSNE will also be presenting at:
Education and Exclusion
A Lecture and Gallery Visit with Professor Emma Teng
Thursday, May 25th, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Maihaugen Gallery & Killian Hall | Hayden Memorial Library, 160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge 02139
The history of Chinese students at MIT dates back to 1877. From these beginnings, the Institute became one of the most popular destinations for Chinese overseas students, especially those seeking to contribute to their country’s modernization through engineering, science, and commerce. Between 1854 and 1954, MIT awarded 734 degrees to Chinese students, the third highest number of any American university. This lecture and exhibition will offer insight into local history, immigration trends, and lessons from a previous generation.
 
To commemorate the 135th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and in conjunction with her exhibition China Comes to Tech: 1877-1931, Professor Emma Teng will address the impact of the Exclusion laws, and the xenophobia that they represented, on students from China, using MIT as a case study.
Click here to reserve your FREE tickets
Co-hosted by MIT Global Studies and Languages, with support from MIT Asian Pacific American Employee Resource GroupSouth Cove Community Health CenterNational Park Service and Tufts Medical Center.
Brookline's Asian American Pacific Islander Celebration
Wednesday, May 24th, 6:00pm
Brookline Town Hall, 5th Floor School Committee Room | 333 Washington St, Brookline 02445

Meet our new CEO!

QARI is pleased to introduce our new Chief Executive Officer, Philip Chong. 

This announcement comes following an extensive search by the board of directors, facilitated by ESC of New England, a leading nonprofit consulting firm familiar with QARI.

Paul Shaw of QARI’s Board of Directors said, “After an exhaustive search, the board is very pleased that Mr. Chong will be leading QARI. His extensive background in business development, communications, and Asian healthcare will propel QARI into its next exciting chapter in serving Quincy and the South Shore community. The board voted unanimously to appoint Mr. Chong to the position.” Mr. Chong said, “With the strong support of the city, the board members, and QARI’s key stakeholders, I am excited to lead such a mission-driven organization that has been dedicated to serving the community for many years.”

Mr. Chong is a Hong Kong native, fluent in Chinese, who himself immigrated to the United States at the age of 16. “As an immigrant myself,” Mr. Chong said, “I have firsthand experience living through the challenges many minorities face day to day. I am fortunate enough to have come across many people in the U.S. who have helped and supported me personally and professionally. Their compassion has enabled me to live my American dream and I am forever grateful for that. Joining QARI is one of my ways to give back to the communities and the country.”

Mr. Chong holds a master’s degree in information systems from Northeastern University. His professional career includes serving as CEO of Keswick Health, COO of Massachusetts Medical International Corporation, and Director of Strategic Initiatives at Simmons College. “My strategic leadership expertise can help advance QARI’s initiatives in diversifying programs, extending our services with potential strategic partnerships in empowering underserved minorities.  I might be seen as an outsider in the nonprofit world, but I am passionate about QARI’s mission and determined to lead and grow the organization,” said Mr. Chong.

QARI, founded in 2001, is a growing community-based organization serving primarily Quincy’s large Asian and immigrant populations. QARI programs include youth development and mentoring, adult education, family literacy, Chinese language and cultural classes, civic engagement initiatives, and multilingual information and referral to community services.  QARI’s mission is to foster and improve the social, cultural, economic and civic lives of Asian Americans and their families to benefit Quincy and its neighboring communities through collaborations and partnerships.

For further information, please contact press@quincyasianresources.org.
Join the Brookline Asian American Family Network (BAAFN) as they honor and award the Brookline High School Student Essay Winners for their essays on “What does it mean to be Asian American in Brookline?”

Visitors will also see an excerpt of the highly anticipated PBS documentary, “The Chinese Exclusion Act,” with a discussion by Andrew Leong, Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department, and Asian American and Latino Studies at UMass Boston. 
Co-sponsored by the Brookline Asian American Family Network (BAAFN)Brookline Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations, the Jennifer A. Lynch Committee Against Domestic Violence, and CHSNE
Remembering the Transcontinental Railroad Workers
On May 10, 1869, America's first transcontinental railroad, originally known as the Pacific Railroad, connected the West and the East for the first time. The construction took six years and covered nearly 2,000 miles. Chinese laborers joined the workforce for the Western section, the most arduous phase of the construction. They comprised more than 80% of the workforce of the Central Pacific Railroad Co; however, they were not featured in the commemorative photographs or acknowledged in early histories.
CHSNE NEEDS YOU! CHSNE is a membership-based 501(c)(3)non-profit organization dedicated solely to documenting, preserving, and promoting the history and legacy of Chinese immigration in New England. Please consider becoming a member or donating to help cover our projects and operating expenses. 


包氏文藝中心5/6開幕

Grand Opening | Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 12 - 7 pm
Pao Arts Center | 99 Albany Street | Boston, MA

12:00 pm - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Art-Making Activities | Classrooms
1:00-4:00 pm - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
1:00-3:00 pm - Salvador Jiménez-Flores

Performances | Theater
1:30 pm - Chu Ling Dance Academy
2:00 pm - Chinese Opera featuring Kwong Dung Musical Club
2:30 pm - Gene Shinozaki, Beatboxer
3:00 pm - Handel and Haydn Society Musicians: Lena Wong, violin, and Sarah Freiberg, cello

Exhibitions | Gallery
1:00-5:00 pm - Fantasies of Spring: Chinese Painting by Mei Ching and INSIDE/OUTSIDE: Portrait of Vivian Lee by Wen-ti Tsen
5:00-7:00 pm - Artist Reception

Free | All Ages |

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

In partnership with Bunker Hill Community College, BCNC is proud to open the Pao Arts Center to be Chinatown's first community-based arts center and Boston's newly dedicated Asian American and Asian immigrant cultural space.



                

English for New Bostonians, BPS Office of English Language Learners, C&W Services, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, Plymouth Rock Assurance Foundation, The Nellie Mae Education Foundation, and The Cabot Family Charitable Trust invite you to

Building Family-School Partnerships 
Through Immigrant Parent ESOL Classes
May 1, 2017 - 9:00-11:00am
Boston School Committee Chambers
2300 Washington St
Roxbury, MA 02119


Immigrants and refugees across the country are facing animosity and fear like never before. Hear from immigrant ESOL students and educational thought leaders about one innovative Boston-based initiative, ESOL for Parents and Caregivers, geared towards engaging parents of BPS students and bolstering their role in their children's educational futures.

The event will feature Boston Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tommy Chang and Assistant Superintendents Dr. Frances Esparza and Monica Roberts, Susan Klaw, an adult educator and developer of the ESOL for Parents and Caregivers curriculum, and immigrant parents who will speak about how they now have a growing impact at the family, school, and district levels. Remarks and awards will be followed by a panel discussion and Q and A. This forum will showcase the range of ESOL parents' programming throughout the city and highlight collaborations among ENB; BPS Offices of English Language Learners, Engagement, and Adult and Community Services; and community organizations.

Event is sponsored by C&W Services, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, The Plymouth Rock Assurance Foundation, and The Nellie Mae Education Foundation.



English for New Bostonians - English Works Campaign
105 Chauncy St., 4th Fl., Boston, MA 02111
 www.englishfornewbostonians.org  www.english-works.org
(617) 982-6860

包氏文藝中心 5/6 開幕式

Join us for the Grand Opening of the BCNC Pao Arts Center

12:00 PM - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
1:00-4:00 PM - Activities for All Ages
4:00-5:00 PM - Musical Performance, Workshop & Lecture: "Kevin So Brings it Back Home" http://www.artweekboston.org/event/kevin-so-brings-it-back-home/
5:00-7:00 PM - Opening Reception: Inaugural Exhibition by Ching Mei

Free | All ages | RSVP here: https://tinyuArtsrl.com/BCNC

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

The Pao Arts Center is Chinatown's first community-based arts center and Boston's new dedicated Asian American and Asian immigrant cultural space. For more info: http://bcnc.net/pao-arts-center

BCNC is proud to be part of ArtWeek Boston: http://www.artweekboston.org/

Friday, June 9th, 2017
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
6:00pm-10:00pm


Emcee: Karen Holmes Ward, WCVB's Director of Public Affairs and Community Services and Executive Producer of City Line.

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Attire: Black Tie

ponsorships


      

Sponsorship and Ticket Options

  

UNDERWRITER: $50,000+  

ORCHID: $30,000+
GLADIOLA: $20,000+

CHRYSANTHEMUM: $10,000 +

CHERRY BLOSSOM: $5,000+

WATER LILY: $3,000+

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$220 per ticket/$2100 per group of 10
(Early Bird Discount by 11pm 05/10/2017)
$250 per ticket/$2250 per group of 10




* To purchase tickets or sponsorships by telephone (Check/Credit Card), contact Tong Gao (617)-426 9492 x205. Or email tgao@aaca-boston.org. * 




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Gala Chairs 
Governor Charlie Baker
Mayor Marty Walsh
  
Honorary Committee
US Senator Ed Markey
Congressman Michael Capuano
Congresswoman Katherine Clark
Senator Joseph Boncore
Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz
Senator Linda Dorcena Forry
Senator Jason M. Lewis
Representative Donald Wong
Pres City Council Michelle Wu
City Councilor Ayanna Pressley
City Councilor Bill Linehan
Director-General Scott Lai
Consul Gen Rokuichiro Michii
Consul Gen Joseph Milano
Consul Gen Emilio Rabasa
Paul Chan
Michael Corcoran
John Drew
Pam Eddinger
Richard Gavegnano
Amy Guen
Alejandra St.Guillen
Dan Kramer
Anthony Monaco
Keith Motley
Robert Newman
Lee Pelton
Bob Rivers
Eric Schultz
Clifford Scott
Pin Tai
Michael Taylor
Michael Wagne


About us:

AACA Founded in 1967 as the Chinese American Civic Association and re-named in 1992, the Asian American Civic Association continues to serve the greater Boston immigrant community in a variety of ways. 
Today, the Asian American Civic Association provides limited English speaking and economically disadvantaged people with education, occupational training and social services enabling them to realize lasting economic self-sufficiency.
AACA has served and advocated for the needs of immigrants and other economically disadvantaged people since 1967. AACA serves clients from over 80 countries. Focused on economic self-sufficiency and participation in American society, AACA provides a range of services, including English classes, social services, job training, college preparation and a post-graduate retention program. AACA has over 100 Employer Partners and College Partners. 
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30th Anniversary
Heart of the Community Dim Sum Breakfast

When: Friday, April 28 at 7:30AM
Where: China Pearl Restaurant - 9 Tyler Street, Boston, MA 02111

Come celebrate 30 years of building affordable homes, empowering families and strengthening communities with ACDC.


In honor of our 30th anniversary, we've been working with filmmaker Ken Eng (My Life in ChinaKokoyakyu: High School Baseball) to create a special video to share the stories of a few of our founding board members, residents, and youth leaders.

Join us at the breakfast to watch the exclusive premiere of the video!
88 Hudson Update

The second phase of our affordable developments on Parcel 24, 51 affordable condos, will be completed soon!

Applications will be available in person on the following dates and times. 
Location: Management Office - 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111
  • Monday, March 20, 2017 10:00AM - 2:00PM 
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:00AM - 2:00PM 
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:00AM - 2:00PM 
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:00PM - 7:00PM 
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Informational Meetings will be held on the following dates/times: 
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 6:00pm at 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:30pm at Boston Public Library, Fields Corner Branch, 1520 Dorchester Ave., Boston, MA 02122

Pedestrian Safety in Chinatown on NBC Boston
Angie and one of our residents, Mary, was recently interviewed by NBC Boston about pedestrian safety in Chinatown. 

Last summer, ACDC youth and other partner organizations worked on a Pedestrian Safety Campaign, that resulted in multiple structural improvements along Kneeland Street. 

ACDC  is collaborating with other Chinatown organizations to apply to Boston's Slow Streets program for Chinatown, and if selected, additional structural improvements will be made to prioritize pedestrian safety. We are hoping to get 500 signatures for a petition to support our application.



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SCCHC E-NEWS
March 2017
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Greetings from South Cove! 

Dear South Cove Staff, Patients, Supporters and Friends, 

Eugene Welch

We are going through many changes, but this is not the time to panic! It is the time for us all to work together and be true to our mission.  Remember, our job has not changed in the last 45 years, and that is to take care of the legal, non-English speaking Asian immigrants with respect, compassion, and linguistic strength.   

Remember, working together we are much stronger! 

Let me thank you for all you do.

   
Sincerely, 
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Eugene Welch
CEO/Executive Director
In This Issue

South Cove is Expanding to Malden! 
A plan in the works to open a 5th clinic 

South Cove Community Health Center has been exploring the possibility of opening a clinic in Malden for some time.  According to the 2010 Census, Malden has the 3rd largest Asian population after Boston and Quincy.  A Malden clinic makes sense not only because of its Asian presence but also because South Cove's many existing patients are from Malden.  The vision of a location in Malden, first and foremost, aims to bring our services to existing patients, many of them elders who would greatly benefit from a clinic that is right in their backyard. 


We are thrilled to announce that after over a year of actively exploring different opportunities, we have finally settled on a building that has the potential to deliver our vision.   On February 23, 2017, South Cove officially purchased a piece of property on 277 Commercial Street, which we hope to begin remodeling into a state-of-the-art clinic as soon as we receive the green light from the Malden Planning Board.  The remodeled one-story clinic will have 13,782 square feet, with 76 parking spaces.  It will provide internal medicine, Ob/Gyn, pediatrics, lab and optometry care, along with a team of social services staff whose primary job function is to help patients obtain federal and/or state health coverage.  
3-dimensional rendering of the proposed Malden Clinic
We are excited, both for the health center and our patients, at the prospect of delivering culturally competent care to our existing and new patients from the Malden area.  

American Psychiatric Association Honors Dr. Albert Yeung
Dr. Yeung receives the Kun-Po Soo Award
Dr. Albert Yeung
Dr. Albert Yeung, South Cove's Co-Medical Director and the Head of the Behavioral Health Department, has been selected as the recipient of the American Psychiatric Association's Kun-Po Soo Award. The award, established in 1987, recognizes an individual who "has made significant contributions toward understanding the impact and import of Asian cultural heritage in areas relevant to psychiatry."  Additionally,  the award seeks  to "encourage scholarship and research in culture-specific mental health issues and treatment needs of Asian populations."  

Dr. Yeung has accepted the award and will be traveling to San Diego this May to be recognized at APA's Annual Meeting.  He will also be delivering a lecture titled "Culturally Sensitive Collaborative Treatment (CSCT) for Chinese Patients with Depression in Primary Care," based on his work at South Cove.   



In accepting this award, Dr. Yeung expressed his appreciation and gratitude to both Eugene Welch and South Cove. 



To Eugene: 

"I feel honored and I appreciate your strong support over the years, without which these work would not be possible." 



To South Cove:  

"I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to serve at South Cove.  Our patients are our best teachers." 

Congratulatory note from Eugene Welch, ED:
I'd like to express our sincere congratulations for Dr. Albert Yeung receiving another prestigious acknowledgement of his contribution toward the understanding and the impact of the Asian culture as it relates to psychiatry.  Again, to Dr. Albert Yeung, congratulations on a job well done.

Dr. Yeung has dedicated his career to researching, studying and understanding mental health issues facing Asian Americans; he is at the forefront in the treatment of depression among Asian Americans.   We cannot be more proud of Dr. Yeung and we are thrilled that his work at South Cove is being recognized on a national level.  

Dr. Qiyue Hu and Patient Interviewed on Diabetes Screening Among Asian Americans 
Implicit bias may exist in screening Asian Americans for Type 2 diabetes

WGBH, in partnership with PRI (Public Radio International), interviewed Dr. Hu and a patient of his with Type 2 diabetes on the prevalence of diabetes among Asians and its under-diagnosis. 

According to the article, Asians are two times more likely than Caucasians to develop diabetes and yet there is a startling estimate that "more than half of Asian Americans with Type 2 diabetes don't even know they have it."  To find out why that is, Dr. Elizabeth Tung of the University of Chicago conducted a study and concluded that Asians "had 34% lower odds of being screened than whites."  When factors such as educational level, health accessibility, and insurance status could not explain the discrepancy, Dr. Tung was left to ponder if implicit bias played a role. 

Tung suggested that "either patients don't ask for diabetes screening because they think they are not at risk, or physicians don't screen their patients because they think their Asian patients are healthier and at lower risk."

WGBH, working on a story based on the findings of Dr. Tung's study, approached South Cove and sought Dr. Hu's opinion on the subject.  For his part, Dr. Hu feels the health center does a good job in terms of screening.  But he also stressed that regardless of the ethnicity of the clinician or the patient, as long as doctors follow the guidelines - ADA changed its recommendation to screen Asians at a lower body mass index two years ago - it would be hard to miss anything.    

SCCHC Upholds Its High Standards with Renewed Joint Commission Accreditation 

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The 3-day survey covered everything from clinical operations to policies to board governance. The team of two, which consisted of a physician and a nurse/administrator, did their job by conducting a comprehensive examination of the health center's entire operation. They looked at policies & procedures, inspected the physical facilities and observed staff-patient interactions. They quizzed staff on health center protocols, equipment handling as well as specific knowledge related to the job. The surveyors posed tough questions and left no stone unturned. Though the process was thorough and at times draining, we felt that we had been ready and responded well to the surveyors' fine-toothed comb approach.   

At the end of the survey, the collective feeling from all involved was a sense of accomplishment and of course, a sense of relief! The Commission cited us on some items and made recommendations for improvement going forward.  We felt that the result of the survey was positive and were pleased with our overall performance.   Eugene Welch thanked all staff for their effort and a job well done! 
 
The Joint Commission certificate "is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards." Obtaining this accreditation is considered the pinnacle for healthcare organizations; it means that all our systems: clinical, financial and administrative meet the high standards set by the Joint Commission. SCCHC first obtained the golden seal of approval in 2001, the most recent re-accreditation renewed our status to October 2019.  We are proud to will have been a Joint Commission accredited healthcare organization for almost 20 years by 2019 without interruption, this is a remarkable feat and a record that we hope to keep extending.   

Happy Lunar New Year of the Rooster

Cleaning houses thoroughly, shopping for new clothes and sporting a new hairdo are all indications that the lunar new year celebration is near!  In China, as well as other parts of Asia, lunar new year remains the single biggest celebration of the year and the longest, as it is a 15-day celebration.  This year's spring festival, what the Chinese refers to as the new year holidays, kicked off on Saturday, January 28, officially ushering in the year of the Rooster.



2017 is Year 4715 in the lunar calendar and the year of the Fire Rooster.  In addition to the zodiac sign that runs on a 12-year cycle, each year is also represented by an element according to the Chinese Five Elements (metal, water, wood, fire and earth) Theory.


South Cove marked its own new year celebration at the Washington Street clinic on February 2, with a lion dance by the Josiah Quincy School students.  The Quincy School has a lunar new year celebration every year, it has become a tradition for the lion dance troupe to pay a visit to the clinic following the conclusion of the school's celebration.  As always, the lion cubs (since the dance is performed by 5th graders, appropriately the lions are of smaller size) were a big hit with patients and staff alike. They paraded down the hallway and visited every department to symbolically ward off evil spirits and bring good luck to the clinic.  Though it was a brief 15-minute celebration, nonetheless it brought a smile to everybody as well as a cheery and festive atmosphere normally not associated with clinics.  

South Cove also sponsored and participated in the new year celebrations in Boston Chinatown and Quincy, both of which took place on Sunday, February 12, 2017. 
As everyone settles into the Year of the Rooster, South Cove wishes prosperity, happiness and health to all in year 4715!  

SCCHC Staff and Quincy School Lion Dance Troupe 

SCCHC Administration wishes everyone a prosperous year of the Rooster

SCCHC is Turning 45! 
Save the Date: 9/9/2017

South Cove Community Health Center is turning 45! 

In 1972 a group of volunteers in Chinatown planted the seeds to what is today the premier Asian American community health center of Massachusetts! We owe our humble beginning to those who worked tirelessly to ensure adequate healthcare access to new immigrants facing language and cultural barriers. 45 years later, the health center has stayed true to its mission of serving the underserved and providing quality healthcare at low cost. 

We want to thank everyone who contributed to make SCCHC what it is today. A big celebration is planned for Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the JFK Library and Museum. More information will follow as the date draws near, in the meantime, please mark your calendar and save the date!

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How your donation will help us serve our patients:

$50 -  Fill one uninsured patient's tooth
$100 - Give one uninsured family nutrition class 
$250 - Give one uninsured woman mammogram screening
$500 - Give one uninsured patient proper medication for one year under our 340B Pharmacy program 
$1,000 - Take care of one uninsured patient for medical visits at the health center for one year
Yes! Please take me to the SCCHC Donate page!   

About Us

About South Cove Community Health Center:
Founded in 1972, South Cove is dedicated to improving the health and well being of all medically underserved in Massachusetts with a special focus on Asian Americans. This mission is accomplished by providing high quality, community-based health care and health promotion programs which are accessible, linguistically and culturally competent for these populations.

Services:
Adult Medicine (成人科) Bone Density (骨質篩檢) Ob/Gyn (婦科) Mammography (X光乳房攝影篩檢) Pediatrics (兒科) 
Podiatry (足科) Neurology (神經科) Dentistry (牙科) Optometry (眼科) Member Services (會員服務) Nutrition/WIC (營養科/奶卷) Family Planning (家庭計劃) 340B Pharmacy (藥房) Early Intervention (幼兒培育組) Behavioral Health (行為健康科) Brighton/Allston After-School Enrichment Program (課餘活動中心)

Clinics: 
885 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111 
Tel: 617-482-7555 
145 South Street, Boston, MA 02111 
Tel: 617-521-6730 
435 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02171 
Tel: 617-318-3300
88 Holmes Street, Quincy, MA 02171
Tel: 617-318-3200

After-School Program: 
Brighton/Allston After-School Enrichment Program:
640 Washington Street, Brighton, MA 02135
Tel: 617-787-1087

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