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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 Summer!
Best wishes for a safe and relaxing summer! We look forward to working with you again in September!


AB/BC Community Fund - Congratulations!
At a cermony at Boston College on July 11, 2017, Fr. William P. Leahy, SJ, President, Boston College and the Honorable Mayor Martin J. Walsh, City of Boston distributed over $360,000 in award checks to 20 organizations with programs and projects in Allston and Brighton. Congratulations to all the recipients!

$325,798 was distributed to the five organizations who are recipients of the 2016 cycle of the Boston College Neighborhood Improvement Fund.

Allston Village Main Streets, Inc.: Replacement of 56 tree pits in Allston Village
Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation: Improvements to Chestnut Hill Reservation
The Fund for Boston Parks & Recreation & VFW Post 669: Installation of bronze relief of Allston resident, Army Major General George W. Casey
Jackson Mann Community School & Council, Inc.: Creation of a safe, new state-of-the-art playground
Artist for Humanity (AFH) & Brighton High School: Installation of life-size sculptural art works on the lawn of Brighton High School. 

$35,115 was distributed to the fourteen organizations who are recipients of the Spring 2017 Cycle of the Allston Brighton/Boston College Community Fund.

Allston Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force: 5K Annual Walk for Recovery
Boston Police Department - District 14: School & Street Safety/Halloween Walk
Brighton Main Streets: Directional Signage & Seating for Brighton Common Events & Farmer's Market 
Charles River Conservancy: Conservancy Volunteers
The Civic Conversations Project: Our Issues, Our Voices
Franciscan Children's: Adaptive Sports Program
Horace Mann School for the Deaf: Horace Mann Sesquicentennial Archives
Jackson Mann Community Center After School & Preschool Program: STEM Learning Project
Oak Square YMCA: Summer Teen Development Program
Presentation School Foundation (PSF) Community Center: Music & More for Children
Tenacity: Summer, Tennis & Reading Program (STRP)
West End House Boys Camp: Camper Scholarships
West End House Girls Camp: Project Camperships 2017


Free Conversation English Classes
Our English classes have ended and we do not have summer classes. If you are interested in being notified in the fall with our class schedule, please fill out our ESOL Class Request Form.


Looking for a Tutor for your Child?
If you are looking for a tutor for your child who either lives in and/or attends school in Allston Brighton, please fill out the BCNC Tutor Request Form and email to  Please note that the program will start in September.   


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