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.
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
As part of a package of public benefits related to its Institutional Master Plan, Boston College will provide $2,564,000 to projects that enhance the public realm and for which public sources of financing may be unavailable or inadequate.
This Neighborhood Improvement Fund may be used by public or private non-profit entities to implement improvements on public property. Projects may include improvements in public parks and open space, neighborhood beautification, transportation and roadway improvements, public safety projects, public art, and other projects that achieve the objectives of the Fund.
Projects should be of broad public benefit to the Allston-Brighton neighborhood, with particular emphasis on the areas of Brighton closest to Boston College (e.g. Lake Street, Foster Street, Cleveland Circle, Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton Center). Applicants will be expected to garner and demonstrate broad community support for their projects as part of the application and review process.
The application and guidelines for the first grant cycle are available here. We anticipate two grant cycles per year, with the next one in the fall of 2015.
Looking for a Tutor for your Child?
We currently do not have tutors available. Please check back with us in the fall.
Free Conversation English Classes
English classes have ended for the semester. We do NOT have summer classes. Please check back with us in the fall.