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Boston College Neighborhood Center


Welcome to the Boston College Neighborhood Center!

On our web pages, the Neighborhood Center's Programs and Resources are described. We encourage all students (graduate and undergraduate), staff, faculty, and community residents to volunteer with us and/or utilize our services. Please feel free to contact us about any of our programs. We look forward to working with you.

About Us
Meet the staff of the Neighborhood Center and find out what we are about and where we are located.

Looking to volunteer?
If you have two spare hours a week or a few hours a month you can easily make a difference in someone's life, as well as expand your learning experience beyond the Boston College campus. Participate in one of our programs. Become a Neighborhood Volunteer.

Need volunteers or requesting a service?
Perhaps you are a community resident or agency looking for services. Whether you are a parent or teacher looking for a tutor for your child or students, or you are an agency looking for some additional help with your service project, or you are newly arrived to the Allston-Brighton community and are interested in learning English; you have come to the right place--we can help!


BCNC Program Updates
for Allston Brighton & Boston College Communities

Happy New Year!
Welcome back students!  Our programs are up and running!


BC Students (Grad and Undergrad) - Interested in a paid job for the semester?
Our BCNC Literacy Partnership Program (BLPP) has paid tutor positions ($10/hour) for work study eligible students.  If interested or for more information, check out our BLPP webpage.


BC Students - Looking for a Volunteer Opportunity?
Click on our volunteer opportunities page to check out all we have to offer!


Free SAT Program!
Boston College and Let's Get Ready (LGR) are sponsoring a free SAT Prep Program for high school juniors who live and/or attend school in Allston Brighton.  Program runs from February - May, preparing for the May 7th SAT.  Students must take the May SAT as well as two Saturday practice tests.  For more info and/or to apply, visit the LGR website.


Looking for a Tutor for your Child? 
If you are looking for a tutor for your school aged child for the fall, please click here to fill out the BCNC Tutor Request Form.  Please note: Please note, tutor placement is suspended until late January 2016 due to holiday break.


Free Conversation English Classes
Our Winter/Spring 2016 class schedule is now available! If you are an adults at an advanced beginner or intermediate level of English and lives and/or works in Allston Brigthon you may attend our classes.  No registration necessary, just come to class.  

February 1-April 25
February 2 - April 26
February 3 - April 27
February 4 - April 24
February 6 - April 30


Congratulations to the winners of the Fall 2015 Cycle of the AB/BC Community Fund!
For the $3,000 Project Grant, a total of almost $40,000 was awarded to fourteen organizations. The winners include:
(Please note: No award was given for the $25,000 Beautification Grant.)

Allston Board of Trade: Allston Holiday Lights
Allston Brighton Little League: 2016 Season Budget/Expense Relief
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey:
2015-2016 Season
Boston Police Department:
Community Service Worker Program
Brazilian Women's Group: I am an immigrant and I vote!
Brighton Board of Trade: Briighton Holiday Lights
Charles River Conservancy: Conservancy Volunteers
Family Nurturing Center of MA & Allston Brighton Diaper Pantry: Allston Brighton Diaper Pantry
Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Open Door Soup Kitchen: Canned Protein for Open Door Grocery Bags
Mary Lyon K-8 School: Building a Peaceful Playground
Road to the Right Trick: Expansion of the Road to the Right Track Program
The Literacy Connection, a Ministry of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston: The Literacy Connection
West End House Boys & Girls Club: STEM Program Support Materials
Winship School Parent Council: Winship Urban Gardening and Environmental Sciences Initiative


Employment Opportunities at Boston College
To see job listings at Boston College and to learn about the application process for employment, click here.