| 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
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 email@example.com
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 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.
Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)
Li, Executive Director
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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
What's in a Voice? An Oral History Workshop with Wen-ti Tsen
In This Issue
South Cove Malden Groundbreaking
South Cove Annual Corporate Meeting
Dr. Albert Yeung Honored by APA
Dr. Lucy Chie Promoted at HMS
South Cove Long-timer Susan Chin Retires after 29 Years
Stat Dragons Roaring down the Charles!
South Cove and Asian Healthcare Foundation Award Scholarships
South Cove 45th Anniversary Celebration/Sapphire Gala
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!
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.
L-R: Nelson Liu and Eugene Welch speak at the groundbreaking (photo courtesy of Frances Ma)
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.
Mayor Christenson, Councillor Crowe, Eugene Welch, Eric Tiberi, Mai Du and others pose for groundbreaking (photo courtesy of Alvin Wing)
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."
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.
L-R: David Mischoulon, MD; Francis Sanchez, MD; Albert Yeung, MD; Ramaswamy Viswanathan, MD and Omar David, APA staff (photo courtesy of Albert Yeung)
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.
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!
L-R: Susan Chin, Eugene Welch, April Tang and Madeline Wan
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 40th 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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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
145 South Street, Boston, MA 02111
435 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02171
88 Holmes Street, Quincy, MA 02171
277 Commercial Street, Malden, MA 02148 -- Opening December 2017!
Brighton/Allston After-School Enrichment Program:
640 Washington Street, Brighton, MA 02135