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BCNC Pao Arts Center Presents
Cambridge Artist Bren Bataclan
Explores Immigrant Experience in America

Kulap: New Works by Bren Bataclan
January 18 to April 28, 2018
BCNC Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany Street, Boston, MA
Opening Reception: Jan 18, 6:30 - 7 pm

Boston, MA – The Pao Arts Center presents its winter exhibition, Kulap: New Works by Bren Bataclan, which explores the artist’s immigrant experience to the Daly City, San Francisco in 1981. Kulap is on view from January 18 – April 28, 2018.   The Pao Arts Center’s main gallery features 15 brand-new paintings created for this exhibition.  The immigrant experience in America has always been multifaceted, yet the process of coming to and becoming a part of the United States engenders challenges and triumphs that share many common features: the struggle to adapt, to acquire vital knowledge and skills, to balance the need to adopt the new culture with the claims of the old home; the experiences of racism and exclusion, and the tightly-knit comfort of a diaspora.

In the early 2000s, Bren began giving away paintings in public spaces with a note saying, "This painting is yours if you promise to smile at random people more often." Since then, he has given away 3,000 paintings in 70 different countries and to all 50 U.S. states. Schools began to ask Bren to give presentations about his kindness-related street art project. His presentations led to 150 mural projects for schools, hospitals and businesses. Heinemann Press published an elementary school textbook entitled, "The Smile Artist," about his artwork. And in 2017, he gave a TEDxTalk about his street art project. Bren received his BA in design at UCLA (summa cum laude) and his MA in computer animation at the Ohio State University.
Today the Asian American Civic Association is proud to celebrate 25 years of our NextStep program. The Next Step program has helped thousands of immigrants from around the world learn the language skills they need to succeed in college and career. 
AACA NextStep 25th Anniversary
Photo: The first classroom was in the current Metropolitan Apartment Buildingin Chinatown.  
We are have one of the top programs in the state, and this is a testament to our amazing staff and more importantly, the hard-working and diverse students who come here with a dream and a desire to better themselves and their families. Immigrants are an important cornerstone to our economy and society. They have helped us grow and prosper as a city, state and nation.
Thank you to the numerous people that have been part of this program for 25 years and we look forward to serving many more in the next 25 years. 
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) Hosts
30th Annual Chinese New Year Banquet
Year of the Dog

WHAT:                 The BCNC Chinese New Year Banquet is one of the largest community celebrations in Chinatown, with 600 guests in attendance. This annual sold-out event serves as BCNC’s biggest fundraiser, raising funds to provide essential family-centered services to over 3,000 people each year.

WHEN:                 Friday March 2, 2018
                                5:30 pm Wine & Dim Sum Reception and Silent Auction
7:00 pm Traditional Banquet and Program

WHERE:               Hei La Moon Restaurant | 88 Beach Street | Boston, MA

ATTEND:             Individual Ticket – $200
Table of 10 and listing as table head in the program book - $2,000
To become a sponsor, advertiser in the program book, or table host, please visit our website (bcnc.net/upcoming-events)

RSVP:                    RSVP by 2/9/18: Contact Jean.Quintal@bcnc.net or 617.603.2540. 

About Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC):
Founded in 1969, BCNC is the largest nonprofit social service provider for Asian American and Asian immigrant families in the Greater Boston Area, supporting over 3,000 children, youth, and adults each year at three locations in Boston and Quincy. The mission of BCNC is to ensure that the children, youth, and families we serve have the resources and supports they need to achieve greater economic success and social well-being.

December 2017 News
Introducing Boston Marathon Team BCNC!
Thanks to the John Hancock Marathon Non-Profit program, BCNC is excited to announce our runners for the 2018 Boston Marathon, Ryan Ng and Allen Chan! Ryan started running as part of a New Year's resolution, and his parents were so inspired that they started running as well. Allen, a retired CEO, started running marathons four years ago at age 60 and will have completed 14 marathons by the time of the Boston Marathon. Click here to learn more and support their goal to raise $15,000 for BCNC!
Parents Build Bonds with Their Children
This fall, Family Services held a 10-week Parenting Journey program for immigrant parents with children who were born in the US and then sent back home to China to be raised by extended family members. Parents learned about rebuilding relationships with their children, self-care, communication, and attachment issues. One father shared, "BCNC helped my wife and I communicate much better. Now, we are on the same page and support each other in parenting our son."
Build a Better Life Campaign Update
Thanks to your support, we have reached 80% of the $3.5 million goal! One initiatve of the Campaign is to launch the new Pao Arts Center. Since May, over 1,000 visitors have come for performances, classes, and events. Join us this Saturday, December 16th at 2 pm for a concert by Shaw Pong Liu, the Pao Arts Center's first artist-in-residence. Learn more the concert and events at the Arts Center.
Shaw Pong Liu
BCNC Portraits: Linda Duong
BCNC staff member Linda Duong was recently named a peer advisor for the Obama Foundation. As part of this prestigious honor, Linda participated in a day-long community engagement training last month along with 160 other individuals. The training emphasized the use of storytelling and community building to make a difference in the community. Congratulations, Linda!
Youth Receive Career Guidance
Last month, the Bamboo Circle and the Youth Center hosted a Professional Development Day for immigrant youth. Six volunteers from different sectors assisted 9 youth by editing their resumes and discussing their professional journeys. Youth learned about careers in education, medicine, law, sports management, engineering, and finance. One youth said, "I learned a lot about different career pathways and the volunteers' experiences."
BCNC Receives Top 4 Star Rating
We are so excited to announce that BCNC has again received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, an independent organization that evaluates charities based on financial health, accountability, and transparency! BCNC is the only charity focused on serving Asians in Massachusetts to receive this distinction. Check out our Charity Navigator profile to learn more!
Special Thanks
Special thanks to the following institutions for their support in November 2017:
Deborah M. Noonan Memorial Fund, Emerson College, and Russell Colgate Fund.


2017 marks our 50th anniversary of service to the community, as well as the sudden passing of Chau-Ming Lee. Under his 35 years of leadership, AACA has become a leader in Workforce Development and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), sprouted new initiatives like Buds & Blossoms, built a permanent home in the heart of Chinatown, and expanded services to immigrants from more than 100 countries. In his honor, we have established the Chau-ming Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Today, AACA continues to provide critical services to immigrants and all who come here to accelerate economic self-su­ciency through our training and education programs and our Employment Centers.

Your contribution of $5 per month or a one-time donation in any amount will help us support more women and men like Mary and Roger....or James, an Emergency Room surgeon from China, who is parking cars because he does not speak English; or Helen, an IT engineer from Russia who is washing dishes because she does not speak English.

When he first came to the AACA, Roger was unemployed and homeless. His life was unstable and he was facing tremendous obstacles. Our Youth Employment Center helped him secure shelter and found him a full time job at Walgreens. There, he learned Customer Service Skills which served him well when he applied for career training. With the help of AACA, Roger has been accepted into the Resilient Coders Bootcamp to learn the fundamentals of web development.
"I am on track to start an internship with a technology company!" Roger exclaims. "Thank you, AACA, for empowering me and helping me take my first step towards independence."

Mary entered Northeastern University. Today she is a Certified Public Accountant with offices  in two cities. Her daughter graduated from Stanford University three years ago and is now pursuing her Masters.
"I will always be grateful to my teachers and case managers at AACA," says Mary. "They gave me the confidence I needed to decide to invest in myself. I set my goals and worked very hard. Even if you don't reach 100%, you will always get close in the end."
        (Chinese 中文版)

On behalf of all the families we serve and the dedicated staff of the AACA, we thank you for your support. With your help we can ensure that immigrants and others who need us have access to our programs and services for the next 50 years.

Our best wishes.
Yongmei Chen, President AACA Board 
Mary Chin, Executive Director
Lisa Wong, Deputy Director

November 2017 News
100% of Graduates Have New Jobs
Last month, seven adult education students graduated from the ESL for Customer Service Class and all of the graduates have been hired by Bon Me Foods, UNIQLO USA, T.J.Maxx, and Blue State Coffee. Each graduate made a speech in English about their journey. “I feel comfortable and confident in conversations. In the US, we need English like a fish needs water,” said graduate Alice Mei, who will work at Bon Me. Congratulations to all our graduates!
Your Support Sent Families Apple Picking!
Thanks to our generous donors, 50 BCNC parents and children went apple picking in Concord, NH last month! The families enjoyed picking apples, going on hayrides, and looking at the autumn leaves. One mother said, "This is the most delicious and sweetest apple I ever had. I hope we can come back with my children next year!" Thank you for supporting families with children with special needs!
BCNC Portraits: Karen Wang
In October, Adult Education alumna Karen Wang passed her exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse! After Karen arrived from China in 2013, she attended BCNC English classes, which led her to the JVS Bridges to College program and then studying nursing at Bunker Hill Community College. Karen shares advice to other students: “Don’t give up easily. Even though you know that it will be hard to achieve the goal sometimes, just give it a try.” Congratulations, Karen!
Introducing the Quincy Leadership Council
In October, BCNC held the first meeting of the Quincy Leadership Council, that will provide guidance and support as BCNC expands it services to serve the rapidly growing Asian community in Quincy and the South Shore. BCNC Quincy has grown to serve 200 people each year through case management, youth programs, and adult education.
Lto R: Russell Chin, Tim Cahill, Jane Lee, Giles Li, Al Young
Enhancments in Early Education
21 Family Child Care providers attended the Head Start Training on Brain Development last month, joining other early educators who are part of a new collaboration to enhance the quality of care for infants and toddlers. The collaboration will provide 10 low-income families with more resources for their families and children.
Volunteer for the Pao Arts Center
The Pao Arts Center is looking for volunteers to assist with event registration, greeting, photography, or translation. If interested, please fill out this form to be placed on the volunteer list. Contact: Cynthia Woo
Special Thanks
Special thanks to the following institutions for their support in October 2017:
Asian American Journalists Association, Bushrod H. Campbell and Adah F. Hall Charity Fund, Deborah M Noonan Memorial Fund, East Boston Savings Bank Charitable Foundation
November 14th: Annual Meeting
There's still time to RSVP to join ACDC as we reflect on our recent accomplishments in developing affordable housing, cultivating young leaders to make real changes in their communities, and empowering low-income families and individuals to meet their financial and homebuying goals.

The program will be followed by a light dinner.
Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30pm
Metropolitan Community Room
38 Oak Street
Boston, MA 02111

There is limited street parking and 2 parking garages on the same block. 

The venue is just a 5 minute walk from the Tufts Medical Center stop on the Orange Line.
If you have questions about the event, please email christine.nguyen@asiancdc.org or call 
617-482-2380 Ext. #216

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Dear friends and supporters,
I am pleased to announce the public launch of BCNC’s Build a Better Life Campaign. This Campaign will expand our capacity to meet the evolving needs of the community. Immigrant and low-income families face rapid displacement as they are priced out of Boston and pushed to outer cities where there are not enough services. In a time when the well-being of immigrant families is being threatened, I invite you to learn more and join in support of building a better life for Asian and immigrant families of Greater Boston.
Eugene Mahr Campaign Committee Chair & Board President
San San Wong, Eugene Mahr, and Giles Li in front of the Barr Foundation Theater at the Pao Arts Center.
Campaign Goals
 1. Meet Evolving Needs – Open the Pao Arts Centerand expand services to Quincy and Malden
2. Enhance Innovative Services – Increase services for families in crisis and enhance workforce initiatives

3. Build Sustainability – Ensure long-term, high quality services
Campaign Updates
  • Campaign goal is $3.5 million
  • 75% raised
  • $800,000 needed
  • 179 Campaign donors to date
  • Campaign ends Fall 2018
BCNC has reached 75% of the Campaign goal to date

“Frank and I believe that arts can enrich and transform our daily lives. We also believe that arts should be accessible to all regardless of their financial situation. That's why we support this arts center in Chinatown, to bring arts to the Asian Community and beyond!" - Eleanor Pao
Frank and Eleanor Pao in front of the Pao Arts Center, which opened in May 2017
Support the Campaign

If you are interested in supporting the Build a Better Life Campaign, please click here or contact Director of Development Carmen Chan (617-603-2538).
Campaign Committee
  • Eugene Mahr, Campaign Chair – Boston University
  • Nick Chau - Asian American Commission, Tai Tung Pharmacy & Tai Tung Realty
  • Selina Chow - BCNC Board Vice-President
  • Christopher Moy - Nonprofit Management Systems
  • Elaine Ng - Third Sector New England
  • Steven Ng - Related Beal
  • Sabrina Scudder - Tai Tung Pharmacy
  • Sandee Simshauser
  • Cecilia Sze
  • Betty Szeto - BCNC Board of Directors

Campaign Donors to Date ($10,000+)
  • Nancy Wang Adams and Scott A. Schoen
  • Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund
  • Asian Healthcare Foundation of MA
  • ArtPlace America
  • The Barr Foundation
  • Frank C. Chan
  • Paul K. Chan
  • Nick and Eva Chau
  • Charles and Ceci Chin
  • Joseph and Selina Chow
  • John and Lorrayne Chu
  • Clinton H. and Wilma T. Shattuck Charitable Trust
  • John and Stephanie Fan & Family
  • Nobuko Kuhn
  • James S. Lee and Marian A. Tse
  • Liberty Mutual Foundation
  • Massachusetts Cultural Council
  • MassDevelopment
  • Peter and Yoshie Ng
  • Steven and Trish Ng
  • Eleanor and Frank Pao
  • Rockland Trust-Peoples Federal Foundation
  • Sandee and Peter Simshauser
  • Cecilia Sze and Nien Dak Sze
  • Peter and Rebecca Woo
  • Anonymous
October 2017
Stay informed on what's happening at ACDC.

CITC Makes Dollars and Sense

Have you made plans for Giving Tuesday? Make a smart and meaningful contribution with a Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) donation and get a 50% State tax rebate!

This unique benefit only applies to community development corporations (CDCs) like ACDC, who have a track record of success in developing affordable homes and delivering quality, impactful programs.

Learn more here.

We have a limited amount in rebates to award. Don't miss out on this opportunity.
ThinkChinatown Video
ThinkChinatown 2017: Tied Together by a Thousand Threads
ThinkChinatown 2017: Tied Together by a Thousand Threads
Check out the video documenting our ThinkChinatown mural. Thank you to Shawnie from Emerson College and her team of collaborators and to all of the residents and community members who shared their memories of Chinatown and what this mural means to them.
Malden Legal Clinic - November 4

ACDC is hosting a free, legal clinic in Malden on Saturday, November 4 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM with bilingual lawyers who are fluent in Cantonese and/or Mandarin and are experienced in the following legal areas:
  • housing
  • immigration
  • marriage and family law
The clinic will be held near Malden Center at 94 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148. Thank you to our partners, Eastern Bank, for providing the space for this clinic.

If you or someone you know would benefit from these services, please schedule your appointment by emailing chop@asiancdc.org or calling our bilingual staff at (617) 482-2380 Ext. #227 (Kathy) or Ext. #208 (Lee).

SaturPLAY - Last Chance!

We're hosting one last SaturPLAY for the year on Saturday, October 28th from 1-3 PM at Mary Soo Hoo Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Be sure to check our Facebook page for updates in the event of a rain date rescheduling.

Thank you to our project partner, the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy for making this event series possible!
Annual Meeting - November 14

Join us as we celebrate highlights from this year and share what's on the horizon for ACDC.

Tuesday, November 14th
6:30 PM

Metropolitan Community Room

38 Oak Street
Boston, MA 02111

A light dinner will be served.
Placemaking: ACDC Youth Revitalize Phillips Square

This year's Summer Leadership Academy youth developed and implemented a placemaking project for Phillips Square in Chinatown where residents and visitors shared their favorite memories and qualities of Chinatown using temporary art installations designed by the youth.

The youth presented their project to the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) to make a case for preserving Chinatown, and discussed the future of development in Phillips Square. We are so proud of the inspiring work they have accomplished and look forward to creating more opportunities for young leaders to enact real changes in the community.

Watch the video documenting their project below, made by Amanda Huang.

Chinatown Placemaking: Phillips Square
Chinatown Placemaking: Phillips Square

This year's Summer Leadership Academy was run by Patty, an A-VOYCE alum, who worked to develop the curriculum and facilitate the intensive, daily workshops and placemaking projects. Great to see our former youth continuing to stay engaged. Thank you for your phenomenal work, Patty!

Feeling inspired? You can build affordable homes, empower families and strengthen communities with ACDC! Join the many generous individuals and institutions below and invest in the community today.

Thank you to our 2017 supporters!
Without the support of our generous funders, our work of building affordable homes, empowering families and strengthening communities would not be possible. Thank you for investing in the community! Donors listed have made contributions from January 2017 through October 1, 2017.

Asian American Lawyers Association of MA
Bank of America - Merrill Lynch
Blue Hills Bank Foundation
Boston College
Boston Community Capital
The Boston Foundation - Open Door Fund
The Boston Home Center
Boston Private Bank
The Brennan Group
Bunker Hill Community College
Capital One
Castle Square Tenants Organization
CBT Architects
Century Bank
Chicken and Rice Guys
Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England
Chin & Curtis LLC
Chinese Progressive Association
Clark Lau Associates
Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation
Corcoran Jennison Co.
Cottonwood Management
The Coulter Foundation
The Davis Companies
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
East West Bank
Enterprise Community Partners
First Republic Bank
Gee How Oak Tin Association of New England
Hackett Feinberg P.C.
The Hamilton Company Foundation
Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
The Josiah Quincy Upper School
KJP Partners LLP
Klein Hornig LLP
Krokidas & Bluestein LLP
The Law Office Of Joel A. Stein
Leader Bank
Maloney Properties
Massachusetts Housing Partnership
Massachusetts Investment Housing Investment Corporation
McPhail Associates
Millennium Partners
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
National CAPACD
Needham Bank
NEI General Contracting
New Boston Fund / The Tower at One Greenway
Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
People's United Community Foundation
Penrose Realty
Pinck & Co.
RBC Capital Markets
Robinson+Cole LLP
Rose Kennedy Greenway
Santander Bank
Security Service Specialists
South Cove Community Health Center
South Cove Manor
Tai Tung Pharmacy / Realty

TD Bank Charitable Foundation
Tisch Counsel for Philanthropic Leadership
Traggorth Companies
Trinity Management
Tufts Medical Center
Tufts University
The United Way of Mass Bay & Merrimack Valley
U.S. Trust
Walker & DiMarco, P.C.
Webster Bank
Wellesley Ba
October 2017
Run the Boston Marathon for BCNC!
Have you ever dreamed of running the Boston Marathon? BCNC has received two entry bibs through the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program to participate in the 2018 Boston Marathon on April 16th! If you are interested in running and raising funds for BCNC, please fill out this application by Sunday, October 29th.
Quincy Parents Start Parenting Journey
Twelve parents in Quincy have started the 12 week Parenting Journey program. Through Parenting Journey, parents will make connections between their own upbringing experiences and their current parenting practice and beliefs, and grow in how to be a better parent.
BCNC Portraits: Shaw Pong Liu
The Pao Arts Center is pleased to announce our inaugural artist-in-residence: Shaw Pong Liu. Through her project Sing Home, Liu will explore how understanding the musical history of the people in one neighborhood contribute to a wider conversation on immigration. Liu will collect and share songs from community members and create new musical compositions to start conversations about immigration, neighborhood, and cultural and civic identity.
Childcare Staff grow through Trainings
20 Acorn Center for Early Education & Care staff participated in two days of training, on topics including Curriculum Planning and Child Assessment, Mentoring and Team Building, Effective Parent Communication, Medication Administration, and Creating a Higher Quality Classroom. See the photo of our staff doing team-building exercises. One teacher asked, “Can we do this monthly?”
Family Fun at the Oak Street Fair
On September 23rd, BCNC held the 32nd annual Oak Street Fair that drew a crowd of over 600 children, youth, and adults. Families competed in the three-legged race, a hula hoop contest, and our famous watermelon eating contest. Thank you to our sponsors including Comcast, Tufts Medical Center, South Cove Community Health Center, and Bank of America and volunteers. See photos here.
Students Start Arts Enrichment
This fall the Red Oak Afterschool program launched its brand-new arts enrichment curriculum. Eighty students ages 5-13 are learning about social movements through music, percussion, designing cityscapes, and art through studying birds.
Special Thanks
Special thanks to the following institutions for their support in September 2017:
Comcast Foundation, Community Music Center of Boston, East Boston Savings Bank Charitable Foundation, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, First Literacy, Grace E. Brooks Trust, Liberty Mutual Foundation, Suffolk University Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies, Taipei Economic & Cultural Office, and Tufts University.
for celebrating 25 years with CHSNE 
Thanks to all of you who joined and supported CHSNE at our 25th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Banquet! We look forward to another 25 years of documenting, preserving, and promoting the history and legacy of Chinese immigration to New England.

A special thank you to our Sojourner Awardees, Caroline Chang and American Legion Boston Post 328; volunteers; interns; board; and sponsors for making this event possible.

Please remember to submit your membership forms to receive the full benefits of CHSNE membership. And for those unable to attend the banquet, there's still time to become a member or make a donation today!
Become a Member!
Make A Donation!
Boston and the Chinese Exclusion Act
Panel with Tunney Lee, Shauna Lo, and Lisong Liu
Tuesday, October 17, 12:00pm to 1:30pm 
Boston Athenæum | 10 ½ Beacon St, Boston, MA 
This panel, led by Tunney Lee with Shauna Lo and Lisong Liu, will cover the changing nature of Chinese immigration to Boston from the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 (CEA) through its repeal in 1943 to today.
Although the main driver for the CEA was West Coast conflicts between European settlers—recently arrived via transcontinental railroad—and Chinese immigrants, Boston and Massachusetts played key roles in the passage and enforcement of the law. Panelists will address Massachusetts political reactions to the CEA, Chinatown raids, East Boston’s immigration station, and more, continuing the conversation with the growth of the Chinese community in Boston and beyond following WWII.
This panel considers nationals laws through a local political and cultural lens to shed light on an aspect of immigration history that continues to this day.
Click here for more information
Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF)
Thursday, October 19 - Sunday, October 22
Join BAAFF on October 19-22 to enjoy a wide range of short films, feature films, documentaries, and panels while supporting your local Asian American Community! Q&A with filmmakers follow most screenings.
Click here for a full schedule
CHSNE is proud to support the following screenings
(find the code below for a discount!):
Jade Pendant 
Thursday, October 19, 7:30PM
Brattle Theatre / Harvard Square 

Directed by Po-Chih Leung
106 mins | USA | Narrative 
Historical fiction, in memory of the largest mass lynching in US history in LA Chinatown.

Finding Kukan

​Saturday, October 21, 1:00PM
The Paramount Center (559 Washington St)

76 mins | Documentary | Chinese
Followed by Q&A with Director Robin Lung
Chinatown Speaks
Sunday, October 22, 12:30PM
The Paramount Center (559 Washington St)

64 mins | Shorts | Chinese
Featuring videos by Kenneth Eng and youth from CSTO Teen Program
Use the code CHSNE2017 for a discount!
Click here for tickets and more information
More local events

One Artist / Several Paths
Lecture by artist Wen-ti Tsen
October 16th, 4:30-6:00PM
Balch Arena Theater, Tufts University | 40 Talbot Ave, Medford

Boston Chinatown: History, Community and Art
Panel discussion with Tunney Lee, Giles Li, Cynthia Woo, and Wen-ti Tsen
October 26th, 6:30-8:30PM
MassArt | 621 Huntington Ave, Boston

Who We Are: Boston Immigration Then and Now
Multi-lingual exhibition
Through October 31th
Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library | 700 Boylston St, Boston
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. 
Please see below about an important hearing on increasing renewable energy use for Boston.  CPA will be attending as part of the Green Justice Coalition in support of the legislation.  Michelle Wu is sponsoring the legislation.

Boston City Council will hold a hearing on Community Choice Energy on October 3rd at 2pm. Climate change is the defining challenge of our time, and this is our chance to make a real difference.

Boston City Council will hold a hearing on Community Choice We can make a big impression by showing up in force to let Boston City Council know how important climate policy is.  If you haven't already signed up to attend - please do so by clicking the yellow button above.

The hearing is now at the Edward Winter Chamber at 26 Court Street.

Mother Nature is letting us know we're in trouble.  Between mega-hurricanes and record-setting drought, our climate is going out of control.  If you want to sustain life on Earth, our one and only home, then come lend a hand!
Please attend the Boston City Council hearing on Community Choice Energy on October 3rd.  Let’s tell our city councilors that increased use of renewable energy is a proven life-saver for Mother Nature.
Think of tomorrow . . .  Let’s keep life going on.

Upcoming Events
Two Piano Journey 
Oct 7, 7:30pm
David Friend Recital Hall | 921 Boylston St, Boston

Renowned pianists Michelle and Christopher Kuo are playing an exclusive concert to benefit BCNC! This mother and son team will traverse the complete two piano collection by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Limited seats available. Use promo code BCNC17 for 10% off your ticket! Purchase your ticket today.
Myers + Chang at BCNC 
Oct 30, 6:00pm
Pao Arts Center | 99 Albany St, Boston

Join us for an evening with one of Boston's most beloved chefs and James Beard Award winner, Joanne Chang, for the debut of her new cookbook, Myers & Chang at Home. For $50, come enjoy delicious dishes from Myers + Chang, wine and receive a cookbook. Reserve your ticket here.
On View: Resilient Current & Living in Color
Sept 9 - Dec 16
Pao Arts Center | 99 Albany St, Boston

Come see the two exhibits currently on display at the Pao Arts Center: Resilient Current and Living in Color! Resilient Current is Boston Artist-In-Residence Salvador Jiménez-Flores' printmaking installation featuring130 original relief prints from Josiah Quincy Elementary School fifth graders. Living 
in Color is a collaborative mother-son photography 
project by David Kong and Wen Yuan Kong. More information.
Boston Asian American Film Festival Preview Party
Oct 5, 7:00-8:30pm
Pao Arts Center | 99 Albany St, Boston
BCNC is partnering with the 9th Annual Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) coming Oct 19-22. Come to the preview party and get the inside scoop on the festival lineup and have the chance to win 
screening ticketsRSVP here.
Comic Book Creation for Kids
Saturdays Oct 14 - Nov 4, 2:00-3:30pm
Pao Arts Center | 99 Albany St, Boston 

Get your kids' creative juices flowing during 4 weeks of enriching art-making classes for children. Let young imaginations pop on paper as they develop characters and storylines with artist Shaina Lu. $50 for the four-class series. Register here.
Chinese Brush Painting for Adults
Saturdays Oct 14 - Nov 4, 2:00-3:30pm 
Pao Arts Center | 99 Albany St, Boston

Dip into a 4-week immersion of Chinese Brush Painting in Mandarin. Students will learn to render the beautiful forms of goldfish and capture their movement through water in the stillness of a painting with Xiaoyong Liu. $100 for 4 classes, $30 for 1 class. Register here.
In the Kitchen: Dumplings and Sticky Rice
Oct 14 and Nov 18, 11:00am-12:30pm 

Pao Arts Center | 99 Albany St, Boston
Learn how to make your favorite Chinese delicacies! Local residents share their techniques to satiate your mouthwatering cravings in these workshops. Learn to make dumplings on October 14th and learn to make sticky rice dumplings on November 18th. $50 for both, $30 for a single workshop. Register here
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
On Friday September 29, the Chinatown Resident Association will be hosting an August Moon Festival. The event will have a musical performance and a dance performance. This is also a great opportunity to connect with your neighbors. There will also be gifts, fruits and a raffle. The event details are as follows:

When: September 29, 2017
Time: 6:00PM
Where: Josiah Quincy Elementary School Auditorium (885 Washington Street, 02111). 
Admission: Free

News | September 2017

Youth Interview Quincy Residents

This summer, 12 BCNC Quincy youth went into the community and asked residents about what it is like to be Asian in America. One interviewee shared, "It's always a challenge ... to break through the stereotypes of the pre-conceived notions...The whole key to life is to find common ground with other people; once you're able to do that, you can be successful." Click here to read all of the portraits.

Enroll in Red Oak After School Today!

The Red Oak After School program introduces a new curriculum focused on arts, music, and literacy to promote a child's growth 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. 

BCNC Portraits: Phyllis Rhoton

Adult Education volunteer Phyllis Rhoton was featured by Boston Cares for her service. Phyllis said, "It's about human contact and human connection. This is what life is all about--it's touching another's life, helping them to make their life better. I find that doing this work as a volunteer and as a tutor, I learn so much from them as well. I just feel like I'm student and teacher at the same time." Read Phyllis' story here. Contact aevolunteers@bcnc.net for more info to be a tutor. 

Summer Teen Staff Gain Work Skills

This summer, 26 teen staff were trained to work on many projects across the agency including facilitating English conversation hours, creating outreach videos and flyers, and more. "I've gained a lot of experiences that will prepare me for jobs in the future," said one teen. "This summer has helped me strengthen my skills and learn to take initiative." Special thanks to John Hancock, The Boston Foundation, the City of Boston Department of Youth Engagement and Employment, and Boston Private Industry Council. 

Preschoolers Visit Drumlin Farm

Thanks to our donors, children in the Acorn Center for Early Education & Care went on a field trip to Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary as one of their weekly summer field trips. The children got to pet animals, enjoy the nature trails, and learn about wildlife on an exciting day full of fun and learning! 

Join the Family Network!

Are you a former BCNC staff member, volunteer, or participant? If you were a part of any BCNC programs, including Acorn, Red Oak, Oak Street Youth Center, Recreation, English classes or others, you are a member of the BCNC family! Join our Family Network to stay connected with other BCNC alums and to receive exclusive opportunities and updates

Special Thanks

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

All-Brand New England, Chinese Progressive Association, Liberty Mutual Foundation, Staples Foundation, The Summer Fund, Tufts Medical Center, and United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley.

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


Join the Pao Arts Center for the opening of "Living in Color"

This exhibit celebrates the movement, color, and light of our living world. Chosen from the collective works of David Kong and his mother Wen Kong, each photograph expresses vivacity, playfulness, contemplation, and celebration—recorded with love, living in color.

Wen Yuan Kong is a retired math professor who loves traveling and taking photographs. She is inspired by the interplay of light and reflections, by interesting perspectives of everyday objects, and by the changing of scenery in sunlight.
David Sun Kong is a synthetic biologist, community organizer, musician, and photographer. He conducted his graduate studies at MIT’s Media Laboratory, receiving a Master’s degree in nanotechnology and a Ph.D. in synthetic biology. This will also be a night to reflect on and celebrate the meaning of family, friendship, and community in a time that calls for unity and support.

Films at the Gate Festival

  • Chinatown Gate70 Beach StreetBoston, MA, 02111United States (map)


Films at the Gate (FATG) will officially begin at 5:30pm everyday with games and food, followed by performances and films.

5:30PM Games and activities for families
7:00PM Live performances
7:30PM Welcome
8:00PM Main feature
Friday (8/25)
7:15pm Martial Arts performance by Wah Lum
8:00pm Feature: My Life in China, with an introduction by the film's director, Kenneth Eng

Saturday (8/26)
7:15pm Martial Arts performance by Daoist Gate
8:00pm Feature: Ip Man 3

Sunday (8/27)
7:15pm Martial Arts performance by Bow Sim Tai Chi Arts Association
8:00pm Feature: Butterfly Sword, with guest speaker, Klyster Yen, Donnie Yen's father
If you would like to make a donation to this event or volunteer, email info@asiancdc.org for more information.


What's in a Voice? An Oral History Workshop with Wen-ti Tsen

Language and image intersect in Wen-ti Tsen’s Inside-Out: Portrait of Vivian Lee, a tribute to the Boston Chinatown activist, Vivian Lee. Based on an interview with Lee, Wen-ti’s work combines her narrative with visuals to honor the struggles and resilience of the community. Learning about the processes and techniques of conducting oral history and art making, participants will interview each other, finding creative ways of documenting and narrating family and community stories.

Space limited, please RSVP at http://bcnc.net/upcoming-events/2017/5/6/on-view-wen-ti-tsens-insideoutside-portrait-of-vivian-lee-zhcah.

About the Artist:

Wen-ti Tsen is a painter and public artist. He was born in China, lived in Paris and London before coming to the U.S. to study at Boston Museum School. Since the mid-1970s, he has been engaged in making art that explores cultural connections. It takes the forms of paintings and mix-media installations made in the studio; large-scale sculptural works in public places; and community art projects working with grass-root organizations.

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.

Contact: Cynthia Woo (cynthia.woo@bcnc.net)

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

CHSNE banquet tickets now on sale View this email in your browser
25th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Banquet
Friday, September 29th

Hei La Moon | 88 Beach St, Boston, MA 
Reserve your tickets today!
Please join CHSNE in celebrating:
Caroline Chang, a lifelong activist and distinguished community leader
American Legion Boston Chinatown Post 328, active in serving veterans and community since the 1940s
The first building on the East Coast designated for its connection to Chinese on the
National Register of Historic Places
By filmmaker Kenneth Eng
in collaboration with Tunney Lee
Click here for more information
The Chinese and the Iron Road: 
Building the Transcontinental

August 22-August 26
Reception: Saturday, August 26, 4:00-5:30pm
Pao Arts Center | 99 Albany St, Boston, MA 
Don’t miss the opportunity to catch this traveling exhibit from the Chinese Historical Society of America. Co-sponsored by the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, Boston Lodge.
Catch The Chinese and the Iron RailroadFantasies of Spring: Chinese Painting by Mei Ching and “Inside/Out: Portrait of Vivian Lee” all closing on August 26!
Click here for more information
Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races
& Taiwan Day Festival

Saturday, September 9, 9:00am-4:00pm
Festival Pier along the Pawtucket River | 175 Main St., Pawtucket, RI
Now in its 18th year, the Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races & Taiwan Day Festival is an extraordinary event for the whole family to enjoy! Join the thousands of people who attend each year for great competition, family-fun, and a great FREE opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture
Click here for more information
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

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.


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.

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. 

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.

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)

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


  • CHSNE at MIT & Brookline this week  View this email in your browser
    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