More than 27 percent of the population of Quincy, MA is foreign born. This Boston metropolitan area, nicknamed "Boston’s second Chinatown," boasts an Asian population that has grown by more than 60 percent over the last decade.
With support from Comcast Foundation, Quincy Asian Resources has provided the educational resources for hundreds of youth and families to ease their transition to life in the United States.
Comcast first began working with the organization in 2006 through its support of English-language classes for adult learners.
Through its most recent grant of $30,000, Comcast has supported Quincy Asian Resources’ school and community-based mentoring programs, which provide direct support to immigrant high school students.
Students are paired up with college mentors who help them transition into high school, support their academic progress and help them improve their social and communication skills. As they continue through the program, mentors help students explore career paths and apply for college, while further developing their social and cultural skills.
Comcast has been recognized for its work with Quincy Asian Resources, receiving the organization’s Community Partner Award in 2010.