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 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.
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.
Community Programs and Partnerships
Artful Adventures/Community Art Partners
Vine Street Community Center (Roxbury)
Children's Hospital Boston
Massachusetts General Hospital
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Artful Adventures School Partners
Boston Area Homeschoolers
CCC (Commonwealth Children's Center) (Beacon Hill)
Conservatory Lab School (Brighton)
Cotting School (Lexington)
Joseph J. Hurley School (South End)
Rafael Hernandez School (Roxbury)
Thomas Gardner School (Allston-Brighton)