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Did you know that the Chinatown Committee was started in 1976? It was started as an umbrella organization under the Phillips Brooks House Association. It then branched into different groups, each serving different communities within Boston's Chinatown. As we started this year, we have five major programs under the Committee: Chinatown Afterschool, Big Sibling, Citizenship, English-as-a-Secondary-Language, and Teen. Our past programs Chinatown Elderly, Computing, and Quincy Elementary School Tutoring are no longer running due to changing needs in the community both at Harvard and in Chinatown. We celebrated our 30th year anniversary in May, 2006. We hope to continue our work, servicing the Chinatown community and we look foward to working even harder to fulfill our mission as a service provider to the community.

Boston Chinatown celebrates one of the most ethnically vibrant communities in New England. As a home for recent immigrants and long-time residents, it also faces the challenges of integrating into American society while preserving its cultural identity. The Chinatown Committee helps families address these issues through its mentors, in-school tutors, afterschool counselors, and ESL teachers. The Committee, comprised of 200 volunteers serving nearly 400 Chinatown residents, is a student-run, non-profit organization under PBHA at Harvard University.

The Chinatown Committee is divided into 6 programs run free of charge and offers tremendously rewarding experiences in Asian culture and community service. Feel free to email or contact us to learn more. Volunteers do not need to speak an Asian language to participate.

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Established September 6th, 1999.
Last updated September 19th, 2006.
Chtn Committee is based in Harvard Univ.
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