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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

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. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The maximum grant amount is $3,000. Funds must be expended by June 1, 2020.

This grant is independent of our regularly scheduled spring and fall grant cycles. It will not count as a once per year grant eligibility. 

If you have any questions about this grant, please send them by email to

Thank you for the important work that you do for our neighborhood. We are fortunate to be part of a caring and compassionate community. Together, we will get through this crisis.

Our best to all.

Allston/Brighton-Boston College Community Fund Committee


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.