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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

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
We extend our congratulations to all the members of the Class of 2020 and especially those who have participated in BCNC Programs. We hope you are able to honor this milestone in a special way with your friends and loved ones! We wish you the best in your future endeavors.


Summer Schedule
While you may not always be able to reach us in person, we are available and will respond to you via phone or email.  Feel free to leave us a voicemail message at 617-552-0445 or email us at


BCNC Newsletter - May/June Issue

Check out virtual opportunities and COVID-19 Resources in the Allston Brighton community. 


Allston Brighton-Boston College Community Fund Essential Services Grant

In response to the unforeseen need to get direct services to Allston Brighton residents as quickly as possible, Boston College President Father William P. Leahy, SJ and Mayor Martin J. Walsh, have directed the Allston Brighton-Boston College Community Fund to release an emergency services grant application to help provide direct services to residents.  During the week of April 13, 2020, a total of $40,300 was distributed to the following eighteen organizations.

Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation
ABCD Allston-Brighton Neighborhood Opportunity Center
Allston Brighton Food Pantry ℅ Brighton Allston Congregational Church
Allston Village Main Streets
Boston Police Department / Road to the Right Track
Brazilian Women’s Group
Brighton Allston Improvement Association
Brighton Main Streets
Charles River Community Health
DEAF, Inc.
Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts & Allston-Brighton Family Support Network
Franciscan Children’s
Gardner Pilot Academy
Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Open Door Soup Kitchen and Grocery Bag Program
Jackson Mann School
Oak Square YMCA
Presentation School Foundation, Inc.
West End House, Inc.


BCNC Programs Suspended as of 3/11/2020

On Tuesday, March 10th, Boston College made the decision to cancel all on-campus classes and close all residence halls for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester due to COVID-19.  As a result, all of the BCNC Programs are suspended as well. We are thinking of all our volunteers, community partners, residents and families and wish you well.