Boys & Girls Club honors Helen Chin Schlichte

The Boys & Girls Club of Boston recognized Helen Chin Schlichte on June 14 at its Charlestown location. (From left) Dana Smith, Helen Chin Schlichte, Josh Kraft. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston recognized Helen Chin Schlichte on June 14 at its 15 Green Street location in Charlestown. Chin Schlichte served as a board member for 16 years and is on the senior advisory board.

Chin Schlichte was born in Charlestown, one of nine children. When her father suddenly passed away, her mother raised Chin Schichte and her siblings to focus on education and give back to the community

(From left) Eleanor Chin, May Chin, Helen Chin Schlichte, Josh Kraft, Philip Chin, Tom Chin, Dana Smith. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston president and CEO Josh Kraft said, “Helen’s mother raised her children to have a sense of resilience and community. She’s an example of what we do for thousands of young people.”

Chin Schlichte was honored with a plaque, which she dedicated to her parents and her late husband George. “My parents encouraged us to pursue philanthropic opportunities and social justice.”

Her father came from China and attended school until the eighth grade, using his English skills to interpret for immigrant Chinese men. Chin Schlichte accompanied her father to hospitals.

Two young Club members performed “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” live with a ukulele.

Helen Chin Schlichte with two youth who performed “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

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About Ling-Mei Wong 黃靈美

Editor of the Sampan, the only bilingual Chinese-English newspaper in New England 舢舨報紙總編輯。舢舨是全紐英倫唯一的中英雙語雙週報。
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