BCNC hosts third Savor the Flavor

Savor the Flavor took place June 3 at the Quincy Center for Innovation. Bank of America’s Alicia Verity is all smiles with Giles Li of BCNC. (Image courtesy of Steve Sulewski.)

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) held its third fundraiser Savor the Flavor at the Quincy Center for Innovation on June 3.

With an estimated 160 guests and a visit from Mayor Thomas Koch, the fundraiser highlighted BCNC’s community work in the South Shore. Food and beverage vendors attended, with tea tastings from MEM Tea Imports, egg rolls from Pho Pasteur, Vietnamese sandwiches from Pho Linh and dessert egg puffs from Vivi Bubble Tea Cafe, to name a few. Vivi was voted “Best Flavor” by guests.

Joy Lim Nakrin, NBC Boston reporter, said of BCNC, “I got a chance to see firsthand and do stories about the wonderful work that they’ve done to truly change lives.”

Leya King Lim, Joy Lim Nakrin – NBC Boston , Russell Chin, Mintong Li, Cuifeng Tan (both BCNC students) and Lori Wirkus. (Image courtesy of Steve Sulewski.)

Adult Education students CuiFeng (Tracy) Tan and Mintong Li shared words of gratitude and success stories.

BCNC executive director Giles Li highlighted the agency’s accomplishments over the past year. In Quincy, staff provided college financial aid advice to 100 youth students, 69 families attended parenting and education workshops, and 65 adults learned English.

Since its inception in 1969, BCNC has provided support and services to the Asian community. Through its mission, it helps children and families reach their goals in economic success and social well-being. Currently, it has sites in Boston and Quincy.

Upcoming events include the 32nd Oak Street Fair in September and a two-piano journey benefit concert with mother and son duo Michelle and Christopher Kuo in October.

Attorney Russell Chin, Mayor Thomas Koch, Zoe Ning of State Street, Yee Yu of State Street and Councilor Nina Liang (Image courtesy of Steve Sulewski.)

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Connie Wang is a writer for the Sampan Newspaper. 王安怡是舢舨報紙的記者。
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