BCCRD Inc. seeks not only to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services to refugees, but also to empower people by recognizing and celebrating the unique skills and passions of individuals and groups in our community. It is our belief that such empowerment ensures that while providing services, we are also building self-esteem, communicaiton, and leadership skills, which will in turn ease the process of acculturation. With time, we would like the center to empower people enough that the mission of the center can evolve with them, moving into promoting the development of entrepreneurship. It is our vision to develop the multi-ethnic expressive arts program so that the cultural center becomes a safe haven for self-expression and for dialogue between communities. This will connect the highly varied ethnic groups who are coming to the greater Boston area as refugees, and connect these groups to the Americans who live in the area and whom have little to no understanding of these newcomer groups. In the long range we would like to see the center develop into its own physical space which people will associate with our programs and ideals, and which can help our community to overcome ethnic barriers.
Over the last year, the MECC Program has hosted/co-hosted the following events:
A Cultural Evening featuring Bhutan
A Cultural Evening featuring Somalia
A Cultural Evening featuring Japan
A Cultural Evening featuring Bosnia
Expressive Dialogue Event
International Eid Celebration
World Refugee Day at the State House
Bosnian Statehood Day
The MECC Program regularly hosts events and workshops, led by refugees from within the community. Fore more information on upcoming events, please visit our event calender.
To collaborate with the MECC Program, please contact the program coordinator Tatiana Sibaai @ 781-593-0100 ext 20.