Bamboo Circle is a young professionals volunteer group that supports BCNC's youth center. The youth center provides programs for youth aged 13-17 in the areas of social/leadership development, academic support, and preparation for college and beyond.
Our group creates and volunteers at events that directly help the youth/community or raises funds for the youth center. Examples of past events include BBQs, hot pot nights, pizza fundraisers, karaoke nights, basketball tournaments, ski trips, English conversations hours, career days, and the Boston dragon boat festival.
We typically meet monthly to discuss and plan events and we volunteer for the ones we are interested in. Being a part of this group has numerous benefits: making an impact on the community, developing project management and leadership skills, networking with young professionals in a wide range of industries (medical, law, education, etc.), adding accomplishments to your resume, and of course, having a great time at our events. The time commitment and schedule is flexible, get involved as much as you'd like!
If you're interested, please contact us and we'll get you started. We're excited to volunteer with you!
To ensure that the children, youth, and families that we serve have the resources and support to achieve greater economic success and social well-being.
The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center is located in the heart of Boston's Asian American community, midway between Chinatown and the South End. Back in 1969, Boston was in the midst of a school building boom. Within each new school, the city planned space for a community center. In Chinatown and the South End, residents formed the Quincy School Community Council (QSCC). The goal of the Council was to make sure the community had a say in the design of the new school planned for their neighborhood.
In 1976, when the Quincy Community School was completed, the city designated the QSCC to run the community center at the school. In 1997, to more accurately reflect its mission, the agency changed its name to the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center. During its history, the agency grew to meet community needs. Today the BCNC serves over 4,000 children, teens and adults each year. The agency prides itself on the quality of its services, the leadership of its board of directors, and the dedication of its staff.