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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

Boston College Neighborhood Improvement Fund (NIF)
2016 Grant Cycle Application Information and Guidelines are now available.

Application deadline has been extended to Friday, August 26, 2016, no later than 5:00 p.m.

Please direct nquiries to: Anabela Gomes at

For more information about the $450,000 distributed during the 2015 cycle, please click here to see a list of award recipients.  


Allston Brighton/Boston College Community Fund
Congratulations to the recipients of the AB/BC Community Fund Spring 2016 Cycle!  A total of $35,950 was distributed among thirteen organizations The next cycle for the $3,000 Project Grant will be Fall 2016. The following is a list of award recipients:

Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD): ABCD's Allston-Brighton Mobile Food Pantry
Allston Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force: Allston Brighton Walk for Recovery 2016
The Boston Minstrels: 2017 Printing & Postage Expenses for Annual Appeal Letter & Annual Fundraiser Invitation
Boston PAL (Police Activities League): PAL Soccer Program
Brighton Allston Improvement Association (BAIA): Upgrade audio/visual equipment
CommonWheels Bicycle Collective: Teaching Bike Fixin' at the Oak Sq Farmers Market
The Fishing Academy, Inc.: Fishing Academy Youth and Veterans Programs
Franciscan Children's: Expressive Therapies
Oak Square YMCA: Summer Teen Leadership Program
ReadBoston: ReadBoston Storymobile
West End House Camp: Project Camperships 2016
West End House Girls Camp: Camper Scholarships


Free Conversation English Classes
English Classes have suspended for the summner. Please check back with us in the fall or click here to be added to our list serve for notification of the fall class schedule.


Looking for a Tutor for your Child? 
Tutoring has suspended for the summer.  Please check back with us in the fall. 


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