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No July Chinatown Coalition Meeting

TCC will be taking a meeting break in July.

We are working on a robust August agenda, including hearing from Jessica Tang, newly elected President of the Boston Teachers’ Union, meeting with the new Executive Director of the Chinese Progressive Association, Karen Chen, and learning about the impact of real estate development on small businesses in Chinatown.

Looking forward to seeing you on August 10!

No June Chinatown Coalition Meeting

TCC will be taking a meeting break in June.

Please let us know if you have any topics you want to hear about or are interested in presenting in the summer and fall.

Stay tuned for summer meeting notices!

Immigration Resources

Immigration Resources Provided by the Greater Boston Legal Services at the January TCC General Meeting:


Attorney General Maura Healey – Hate Crime Hotline and contact information


FAQs_ What All Immigrants Should Know Post-Election 2016

How to Renew DACA_ New DACA – National Immigration Law Center

ILRC Safety Plan for families kyr_two_pager Mayor’s Office Community Resources (002)

Red Cards _ Immigrant Legal Resource Center _ ILRC

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TOOLKIT – What we can do to protect immigrants

Post-Election Immigration Update 1.12.17


Food Pantry in West Roxbury

Fresh produce, meats, fish, dairy, baked goods and non-perishable items for your selection.


June 11, 2016 from 2-4pm

July 2, 2016 from 2-4pm

August 13, 2016 from 2-4pm


June 14, 2016 from 11am-1pm

July 12, 2016 from 11am-1pm

August 16, 2016 from 11am-1pm.

Location: Stratford Street United Church, 77 Stratford Street, West Roxbury (corner of Anawan Ave & Stratford Street)

No geographic restriction or requirement.

Please bring a photo ID. 

Job Posting: BCNC Red Oak After School & Summer Group Leader

Job Posting: BCNC Red Oak After School & Summer Group Leader

The mission of BCNC is to ensure that the children, youth, and families we serve have the resources and supports they need to achieve greater economic success and social well-being. Since our founding in 1969, BCNC has remained committed to being responsive to community needs while striving for excellence in the delivery of holistic, family-centered, culturally and linguistically competent programs. Today, BCNC is one of the largest nonprofit social service providers for Asian American and Asian immigrant families in the Greater Boston region, serving over 2,000 children, youth, and adults each year at 3 locations in Boston and Quincy. BCNC serves families through programs through: Child Care & Enrichment Programs, Education & Workforce Initiatives, and Family & Community Engagement.
Red Oak is a licensed school-age child care program which provides care for to over 100 children in Chinatown and neighboring communities. Red Oak provides after school learning opportunities, including homework help, arts, literacy and recreational opportunities. Red Oak is open after school and full days during school vacations, summer and Boston Public School professional days. Continue reading ‘Job Posting: BCNC Red Oak After School & Summer Group Leader’

Job Posting: Assistant Director AACA

Job Posting

The Asian American Civic Association (AACA) provides limited English speaking and economically disadvantaged people with education, occupational training and social services enabling them to realize lasting economic self-sufficiency.

Full-time Position Available: Assistant Director

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and management of the Asian American Civic Association operations reporting to the Executive Director

  • Oversee workforce development and adult education programs including job training programs, job readiness and employment placement, adult English for Speakers of Other Languages, and workplace education

  • Lead, supervise, and coach Program Directors who are responsible for outreach and recruitment, assessment, selection, case management, training, education, job placement, and retention functions

  • Maintain relationships with current program funders and secure funds for current and new workforce development, adult education, and other agency program programs through grants, government funds, and individual donations

  • Supervise Development Associate/Grant Writer

  • Organize internal agency wide administration issues including staffing, staff development, staff support, personnel issues, strategic planning, webpage oversight, marketing, and assist with budgeting

  • Work with Executive Director to engage Board of Directors

  • Ensure rigorous program evaluation and high quality services to clients

  • Build partnerships among various stakeholders including employers, colleges, and other community-based organizations and adult education and training providers


  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Master’s degree preferred

  • At least 8 years management experience in a non-profit setting

  • Significant knowledge of best practices in workforce development programming

  • Keen understanding of the field of adult basic education

  • Experience and understanding of challenges facing immigrants and low-income individuals

  • Track record of success as a leader in a high performing organization

  • Minimum of 8 years of successful experience writing grant proposals for a non-profit organization

  • Minimum 8 years of experience supervising staff

  • Understanding of budgeting

  • Fundraising experience a plus in events and individual donor development

  • Commitment to the mission of the Asian American Civic Association

  • Highly detail oriented and organized

  • Takes initiative and innovative thinker

  • Excellent communication skills

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.  Full benefit package included.

 To apply, send resume and cover letter by May 27, 2016 to:

HR Department

Asian American Civic Association

87 Tyler Street, 5th floor

Boston, MA 02111


For more information about available jobs, see the AACA website.

Asian American Civic Association is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

Support Letter for Chinatown Library

On behalf of the Chinatown Library Committee,

Community members are invited to send in letters of support for the next stage of working towards a Chinatown branch library. One way is to sign on to this letter of support below.

If you’d like to sign on to this letter, please contact Carolyn Rubin at carolyn.rubin(at) by Friday, May 6, 2016.

-Chinatown Cultural Center Committee/Friends of the Chinatown Library (Carolyn Rubin, Lydia Lowe, Kim Situ, Vivian Wu-Wong, Eugenia Beh, Allistair Mallilin, Rosann Tung)


Letter of Support 

Dear. Mayor Walsh, Dan Koh, and Jerome Smith:


We wish to thank you for putting a new feasibility and strategic planning study for a Chinatown library into the proposed capital budget.


We are community organizations and leaders representing a broad consensus in the Chinatown community in support of a public library branch for Chinatown. As you know, Chinatown is one of the few Boston neighborhoods which has been without a library since the 1950s.


For the past decade or more, the youth of Chinatown have revived and continued to advance the call for bringing a library back to Chinatown. In 2007, the City commissioned a feasibility and siting study for a Chinatown library, but progress was stymied by the recession that followed.


The Friends of the Chinatown Library, in various stages called the Chinatown Lantern Committee and the Chinatown Cultural Center committee, partnered with Boston Street Lab to pilot an innovative pop-up approach to urban library space and then with the BPL’s Copley Square facility and Asian CDC to develop the Oak Terrace Reading Room.


We have been heartened by Mayor Walsh’s commitment to develop a permanent branch of the BPL for Chinatown and see the China Trade Center, a BRA-owned building with several community offices, as a potential site for the library which can serve as an important anchor site on Chinatown’s border with downtown. With much development activity in the area, we believe there are opportunities to take a public/private approach to creating a library for the community.


The new feasibility and strategic planning study which you are currently proposing is an important step in helping us get to the community’s vision of a Chinatown library.  Thank you again for your support, and we look forward to continuing to work with you on this issue.



Friends of the Chinatown Library/Chinatown Cultural Center

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Minutes: April 14, 2016

TCC Meeting April 14, 2016

Attendees: Anita Mourina, Ying Xue, Bet Har Wong-Chan, Sara Brown, DB Reiff, Pasang Drolma, Christopher Blackler, Annie Chin-Louie, Debby Wiesen, Mark Liu, Kun Chang, Connie Cheng, Jing Qiu, Huiling Chen, Angie Liou, Kate Chang, Fred Bennett, Sherry Dong, Enoch Liao, Helen Chin-Schlitche, Christina Ayala.

  1. Introductions & Welcome
  2. ACCESS Update – Pasang Drolma, Executive Director of ACCESS introduced herself and presented some recent developments in their programming and plans.
  3. Chinatown Library Update – Mark Liu presented on behalf of the Chinatown Library Committee. Call to action to send letters of support to the Mayor thanking him for his support and to urge him to consider the China Trade Center site for the feasibility study for a potential library location.
  4. International Institute of New England – Anita Mourino introduced herself and IINE to the community. They’re moving into the China Trade Center, and also using space in AACA.
  5. Pathways to Success – Fred Bennett presented on behalf of BCNC and CCEP the adult education pathways towards academic or career success.
  6. Boston City Councilor Esaibi-George, was to present, but we had to reschedule to a future meeting.
  7. Job Fair Announcement: April 27, 2016, 11am-1pm at SEIU 32BJ District Union Hall, 26 West Street, Boston, MA 02111. With almost 40 employers represented. Encourage people to come with resumes. RSVP at For questions, email