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Giles Li appointed to serve on the newly formed Advisory Council on New Americans

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Giles Li appointed to serve on the newly formed Advisory Council on New Americans
Giles Li, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center’s executive director, was appointed by Attorney General Maura Healy to serve on the newly formed Advisory Council on New Americans.

Giles Li, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center’s executive director, was appointed by Attorney General Maura Healy to serve on the newly formed Advisory Council on New Americans. The 26-member advisory council is made up of leaders from community and immigrant organizations, as well as advocates across the state. Council members will work with Healey to address the needs of the state’s immigrant and refugee communities.

“I am excited to launch the Advisory Council for New Americans to strengthen our work on behalf of immigrant and refugee communities,” said Healey at the council’s kickoff meeting. “Building strong partnerships with community organizations will help ensure that all of our residents are treated fairly in Massachusetts.”

“Massachusetts is home to more than one million immigrants,” said Giles Li. “In Boston alone, one out of four residents was born in another country. I look forward to working with the Attorney General and other leaders in advocating for the rights of the immigrant communities, on behalf of the more than 2,000 clients BCNC serves each year.”

The goal of the Attorney General and the New Americans Advisory council is to help recent immigrants develop the skills they need to be successful and productive members of the Greater Boston community.

The New Americans Advisory Council will meet regularly throughout the year.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center is the largest nonprofit social service provider dedicated to Asian families in the Greater Boston area, supporting over 2,000 children, youth, and adults each year at three locations in Boston and Quincy. Founded in 1969, the mission of BCNC is to ensure that the children, youth, and families we serve have the resources and supports they need to achieve greater economic success and social well-being. BCNC helps families access the resources and services available to them, provide opportunities for them to learn and acquire skills, and create a community of mutual support and encouragement. For more information, go to www.bcnc.net.