Quincy, Mass., Sept. 29, 2014, – The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center(BCNC) is pleased to announce that Granite Telecommunications, LLC, a provider of communications solutions to businesses, contributed $3,583 to BCNC Quincy through Jeans Day, a Granite initiative where employees can wear casual dress in exchange for contributing to a designated non-profit organization. BCNC Quincy, the recipient of the September 5 Jeans Day, provides youth programs, family services, and adult education programs to residents from Quincy and the surrounding South Shore communities.
Russell Fenton(left), Director of Programs and Operations, BCNC Quincy, accepts the check from Eric Diaz, Regional Account Manager at Granite Telecommunications (photo provided to bostonese.com).
Executive Director Giles Li thanked Granite by stating:“We are honored to be chosen as the designated non-profit for Granite’s Jeans Day. BCNC Quincy just opened our Quincy office in July and we are excited by the warm welcome of local businesses. This donation from Granite will support critically needed youth, adult, and family programs for the Asian community.”
Headquartered in Boston, BCNC embarked on a strategic plan to expand to Quincy to better the serve the community. In 2012, BCNC received a five-year contract with DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) to launch an Adult Education program in Quincy. This program currently serves over 60 ESOL students and is ranked #3 in the entire Commonwealth.
BCNC Quincy’s Youth Center serves over 40 students, offering homework tutoring, enrichment activities, and leadership programs, focusing on communication and critical thinking. BCNC Quincy also serves over 15 families through its Family Services program.
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc. (BCNC, www.bcnc.net) was founded in 1969 by neighborhood residents. For over 40 years, BCNC has served as the vital link to the Asian American community throughout Greater Boston, providing support and resources to ease their integration into American society. BCNC offers exemplary services to over 2,000 people each year, strengthening families and building communities.
BCNC is the largest Asian social service provider in New England, its programs include: Acorn Center for Early Education and Care, Adult Education, Arts & Enrichment, Family Child Care, Family Services, Oak Street Youth Center, Recreation and Fitness and Red Oak After School Program. BCNC operates two locations, Boston and Quincy.