Community Partners Profiles

Community Partners

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)

The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) stands for community. What gives a community strength is the ability to give its members the boost they need to enrich and improve their quality of life. BCNC assists over 4,000 individuals each year by providing the resources they need to secure a footing in their community and improve their lives. An affiliate of the Boston Centers for Youth and Families, BCNC works with the department’s forty community centers to coordinate and improve city services and resources for Boston neighborhoods.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

BGCB serves more than 12,000 young people in greater Boston in its five Clubhouses located in Blue Hill, Charlestown, Chelsea, Roxbury, and South Boston. Through the MFA’s Community Arts Initiative, a team of MFA staff works directly with BGCB staff and with our members (ages 9–13) to help them create their own artwork and to develop appreciation for works of art and the artists who create them. This program effectively makes the Museum’s vast collection a centerpiece for learning and community participation in the arts, generating a great deal of excitement for our members.

The Paul R. McLaughlin Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester strives to enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. They provide a safe place for their members to learn and grow, create meaningful relationships with caring adult professionals and participate in life-enhancing programs and character development experiences. When they leave the Club, they leave with a solid foundation built from an integrated support system consisting of caring relationships, education, job and career prep, and recreation.

United South End Settlement (USES)

Each year, USES reaches up to 3,000 community residents through its multiple programs (including their preschool and home repair services for seniors) and community-building events (such as their Camp Hale Centennial Celebration). The agency affects many more people, however, by offering its facilities for community meetings, weddings, birthday parties, memorial services, and other important neighborhood rituals and celebrations; by organizing civic projects; and through USES-sponsored arts and cultural events.

The West End House Boys & Girls Club of Allston-Brighton

The West End House Boys & Girls Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence. The organization’s mission is to inspire and enable youth from all backgrounds to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring adults. Through a wide range of educational, recreational, arts, and leadership development programs, young people age 7–18 are challenged by a caring and dedicated staff.

Vine Street Community Center

The Vine Street Community Center Council, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3, a non-profit community based organization, in partnership with the City of Boston-Boston Center for Youth and Families (BCYF). Their goal is to provide economic, social, educational, and cultural services to adults, teens, children, and families residing in Roxbury, Dorchester, and surrounding neighborhoods to improve the quality of life.


Artful Adventures Partners

Boston Area and South Shore Homeschoolers, MA
Boston Public Libraries, Boston MA
Camp Harbor View, Boston Harbor Islands
Commonwealth Children’s Center, Boston MA
Cotting School, Lexington MA
Fletcher Maynard Community School, Cambridge MA
Gardner Pilot Academy, Allston MA
Haggerty Community School, Cambridge MA
Hennigan Boys and Girls Club, Boston MA
Joseph J. Hurley School, Boston MA
Kennedy Community School, Cambridge MA
Kingsley Montessori, Boston MA
Lawrence Boys and Girls Club, Lawrence MA
Mariposa Early Childhood Center, Dedham MA
Martin Luther King Jr. Community School, Cambridge MA
Morse Community School, Cambridge MA
Rafael Hernandez School, Roxbury MA
Roxbury Tenants of Harvard, Boston MA
Soule Early Childhood Center, Brookline MA
Sociedad Latina, Boston MA
Tobin Community Center, Boston MA