Monthly Archive for September, 2015

Together: Strengthening the Health of Chinatown

Asian Health Symposium, Friday, Oct 16

Would you like an opportunity for community-building, networking, and learning about research conducted in Boston’s Chinatown? Don’t miss Together, Strengthening the Health of Chinatown: An Asian Health Symposium.

This exciting event, free and open to all, is hosted by the Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations Through Translational Research (ADAPT) Program and will include:

  • A sneak peek at the first systematic survey of Chinatown residents
  • Representatives from community non-profits discussing research projects that involve their organizations
  • A discussion about developing a community-driven health agenda for Boston’s Chinatown.
  • A light breakfast and lunch.

Friday, October 16, 8:30AM-3:00PM
Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education, Room 114
145 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA

Please register to attend.

Click here for a flyer for this event. For more info, click here.

Minutes: September 2015 TCC Meeting

Meeting Notes

Parcel 12 Community Visioning – Debbie Chen, ACDC

-          Priority development site in Chinatown Masterplan

-          30,000 sq. ft

-          250 feet max height

-          Held 3 workshops in August

  • Discuss zoning, financing
  • Besides housing, what other uses would the community like?
  • Interactive building exercise

-          Build your parcel 12 vision – 9/15 3:30-5:30pm @ Chinatown Gate, 9/26 Oak Street Fair 11AM

-          Parcel 12 Community Visioning Meeting – 9/23 6:15PM @ Josiah Quincy School Cafeteria

ATASK CCEP Update on Adult Education – Cristina Ayala

-          Only domestic violence organization to serve the Asian American community in New England

-          Safe environment for clients, flexible schedule, free

-          Beginner levels

-          Twice a week, 3 hours a day

-          Many clients in the customer service industry, about half are employed

-          Average age in the 30s

-          Most from China, Vietnam, Cambodia

-          Using online tool from Education First

-          Funded privately

-          30 enrolled students through the calendar year