During the 2nd Annual Gala on January 16, 2014, AREAA Boston will present the 2014 Community Awards.
The purpose is to acknowledge organizations who have embodied and forwarded the mission of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), which is to promote sustainable homeownership opportunities in Asian American communities in the Boston and Greater Boston communities.
Below are the 2014 Community Awards nominees selected by AREAA Boston members. There are 2 categories of eight non-profit 501c(3) organizations and eight for profit organizations (aka the "88" Awards).
Non Profit Nominees: Asian American Association of Boston, Asian Community Development Corporation, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, , Get Konnected!, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Joslin Diabetes Center, Quincy Asian Resources and Viet-Aid.
For Profit Nominees: AsianBoston Media Group, Bank of America, CitiBank, Cathay Bank, Eastern Bank, MassMutual, New Boston Fund Inc and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.
We acknowledge all these organizations for their hard work and dedication. Please help AREAA Boston acknowledge one non profit and one for profit with a 2014 Community Award by casting your vote on our Facebook page (voting is open to the public until end of day January 5th 2014).
Mr. Yen founded the Asian American Association of Boston, founded "Performing Artists Salon in cooperation with MIT, founded Singtao Daily Boston, and has personally wrote and reported on 8,000,000 news and 400 articles, founded Chinese Wu Shu Research Institution and has published 20 books and videos.
The Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC), a community-based organization, is committed to high standards of performance and integrity in serving the Asian American community of Greater Boston, with an emphasis on preserving and revitalizing Boston's Chinatown.
For more than 40 years, BCNC has been the vital link energizing the Asian immigrant and Asian American community of Greater Boston. It is the one source that meets the needs of this community providing essential services that ease integration into American society, while preserving their rich cultural identity.
Boston’s first and only urban bi-monthly professional and business networking event the brings together urban and international professionals, business executives and entrepreneurs of diverse cultures, across industries and sectors to enrich and enhance personal, business and professional networks.
Harvard Pilgrim is a not-for-profit health plan that provides a variety of insurance plan options and self-funding arrangements to more than one million members in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.
As a leading expert in Diabetes, Joslin does extensive research targeting the API communities. Their annual "Spoonful of Ginger" event coming up in March raises money for research.
QARI's mission is to foster and promote the development of the social, cultural, economic and civic lives of Asian Americans to benefit the entire community. Quincy has a critical mass of Asian Americans (predominantly Cantonese speakers), making up 24% of the population.
In 2002, Viet-AID opened a 18,000-square-foot community center in Fields Corner and holds annual Vietnamese cultural celebrations there. The organization has also developed 128 units of affordable housing, most recently the Bloomfield Gardens development on Geneva Ave., as well as over half-a-dozen commercial spaces.
Asian|Boston Media Group (AB|MG) was founded by Leo Anthony in 2005. Since then, it has grown from a print media (Asian|Boston magazine) company to becoming the first media company with networks in TV, radio and online media catered to Greater Boston's Asian market. The divisions of Asian|Boston Media Group are aired at major stations and internet channels
Bank of America supports high-impact initiatives, organizations and the development of visionary leaders. Last year, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation contributed over $200 million to address critical issues facing our neighborhoods and communities.
On November 27, 2013, Cathay Bank Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc. (BCNC) to promote the academic performance of immigrant youth. This grant will support BCNC’s Youth Center in areas of education, leadership, and enrichment.
The Citi Foundation supports the economic empowerment and financial inclusion of low- to moderate-income people in communities where Citi operates.
The Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation recognized 69 local nonprofits for their work with the community at the bank’s headquarters on Franklin Street in Boston Wednesday morning.
Largest employer in the Commonwealth, they supported Diwali in Boston at the State House and as a financial service provider help the API community to save and establish a financial plan to get to home ownership.
In December 2013, New Boston Fund Inc. and the Asian Community Development Corporation have announced the closing of financing and the beginning of construction on the mixed-income community One Greenway, located on Hudson Street in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood.
Wells Fargo has a hands-on banking-education seminar and mobilize their Asian Connection team members to go out and teach financial literacy. They have a goal to reach 2,000 different community groups across the country to make sure that as a financial institution, they are offering the right financial-education programs to our communities.