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Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England

 90 Tyler Street
 Boston, MA 02111
[P] (617) 835-3469
[F] --
ccbaboston.org
[email protected]
Nancy Lo
INCORPORATED: 1987
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-2735267

LAST UPDATED: 09/19/2018
Organization DBA CCBA
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

CCBA is a multi-purpose community arts, and humanitarian organization founded over a hundred years ago to preserve Chinese cultural heritage, to provide leadership, support and unity to Boston’s Chinese immigrant community.It is one of the oldest organizations in Chinatown that consists of 34 organizations that represent family association, merchants and civic organizations. The building is a multi-use family that provide space community meetings, forums and other types of events. There are 27 community organizations that are housed in this facility that provide, cultural, arts, educational programs to the Chinatown community.

Mission Statement

CCBA is a multi-purpose community arts, and humanitarian organization founded over a hundred years ago to preserve Chinese cultural heritage, to provide leadership, support and unity to Boston’s Chinese immigrant community.It is one of the oldest organizations in Chinatown that consists of 34 organizations that represent family association, merchants and civic organizations. The building is a multi-use family that provide space community meetings, forums and other types of events. There are 27 community organizations that are housed in this facility that provide, cultural, arts, educational programs to the Chinatown community.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Income $443,265.00
Projected Expense $382,182.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • After school and Summer Programs

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Overview

Mission Statement

CCBA is a multi-purpose community arts, and humanitarian organization founded over a hundred years ago to preserve Chinese cultural heritage, to provide leadership, support and unity to Boston’s Chinese immigrant community.It is one of the oldest organizations in Chinatown that consists of 34 organizations that represent family association, merchants and civic organizations. The building is a multi-use family that provide space community meetings, forums and other types of events. There are 27 community organizations that are housed in this facility that provide, cultural, arts, educational programs to the Chinatown community.

Background Statement

CCBA has traditionally represented the interest of the community to entities outside of Chinatown. They maintain its own governing structure, representing 34- member organizations that includes family associations, social service, civic and business entities. CCBA continues to provide essential services to the community, which includes mitigating community issues, advocating for services from the government services, such as affordable housing, English as a second language educational services, immigration reform and public safety. In addition, it was the place where newly arrived immigrants and sojourners came for assistance such as looking for a job, housing, translation, or immigration. CCBA also assisted in providing burial arrangements, especially to those who did not have family members here because of the Chinese Exclusion Act. This included sending remains back to families in China or purchasing plots at a local cemetery.

CCBA operates a very active and popular community center that provides important services to not only the Chinatown community but also the greater Boston Chinese Community. There are hundreds of people that come to this center each day offering a variety of programs such as; after school programs, senior programs on exercise, traditional cultural and ballroom dancing, ping pong activities and competitions, kung fu clubs, calligraphy classes, English lessons, traditional music practices and many more community activities. There are 27 organizations housed in this facility that provide programmed activities to community residents of all ages. There is a Chinese library, and large community rooms for regular meetings of neighborhood organizations including the Chinatown Neighborhood Council, the board meetings of CCBA, nightly gatherings of the neighborhood crime watch, and other civic events. CCBA also organizes community festivals that includes Chinese New Year, the Double Ten, and the August Moon Festival that draws large crowds to Chinatown each year.


Impact Statement

A top goal is to raise awareness of Chinatown's immigrant heritage through preservation and educational projects. Last August, in collaboration with the Chinese Historical Society of New England, and Massachusetts Historical Commission, our facility, the former Quincy School was admitted into the National Registry of Historic Places. It is the first site on the east coast that is recognized for its contribution to Chinese immigration history. In addition, CCBA has received a $30,000 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to conduct a feasibility study for a visitor center. Although Chinatown has existed for over 150 years, there is much unknown about its history and culture. Chinatown has historically been an underserved and insular community. Part of the reason can be attributed to the many hardships and discrimination Chinese faced in America. Some families may find it too difficult or embarrassing to bring up old memories of family separation, harsh working conditions, poverty or illegal entry . The visitor center will also have exhibits that will provide the historical background of Chinatown and its residents, including accounts of how the Chinese settled here in the mid 1800’s, the particular streetscapes, the significance of some of the buildings, the tenement housing, and the unique shops and organizations that cater to Asian tradition. The Project will also build community support through creating a more organized effort for Chinese Americans to feel proud of our cultural heritage.

Currently there is no facility in Boston to showcase Chinatown's rich immigrant heritage. This project aims to make Chinatown a more welcoming place so that visitors can have a more educational and enhanced cultural experience. Recently, CCBA received a $71,000 grant from the Community Preservation Fund to improve the accessibility into the facility. CCBA intends to apply for grants to make additional capital improvements for the visitor center.


Needs Statement

Establishing a Visitor Center on Chinatown’s Immigrant Heritage

The overall project is to create a visitor’s center dedicated in promoting Chinatown’s immigrant heritage by educating visitors and residents on the history and culture of the community. People will learn how the community developed a comradery to take care of each other that resulted in the formation of a close-knit community with a strong social network of organizations that provided much needed assistance to newly arrived immigrants. In addition, community leaders began organizing efforts to lobby for needed services for Chinatown residents.


CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

City of Boston- Chinatown/ Leather District
Since its inception, CCBA has represented Chinese Americans located in Chinatown, Greater Boston and in New England. Because of economic opportunities in the 1900's, many Chinese Americans resided outside of Chinatown where they operated or worked in laundry or restaurant businesses. Back then and even today, people would come to Chinatown on the weekends or on their days off for social connections, services and for leisure activities such as dining, buying goods and other personal effects.

Organization Categories

  1. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Community Coalitions
  2. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Arts,Culture & Humanities NEC
  3. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Alliances & Advocacy

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

After school and Summer Programs

For school age children between the ages of 5 to 13 years old, we offer free after school and summer programs to low income Chinatown residents.  These children are primarily from low income immigrant families where both parents work full time and speak little or no English.  Our programs provide academic support and enrichment activities.   that reside in Chinatown because of language and social barriers.    five weeks in the summer and
Budget  --
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Asian, Pacific Islander Heritage Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees
Program Short-Term Success  By the end of the programs, 95% of the children show improvement in their course work and develops a general appreciation of the materials learned.  
Program Long-Term Success  The goal is for the children to 
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  100% children are staying in school and advancing to the next grade

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

CCBA is one of the oldest organizations in Chinatown who has provided support, advocacy and representation for the community.  Chinatown remains an underserved community that is heavily impacted by downtown and institutional expansion, public safety, the lack of affordable housing and job opportunities.  

Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Paul Chan
CEO Term Start Jan 2016
CEO Email [email protected],
CEO Experience
Paul Chan has been the Board President for the last 3 years and has been an active member of CCBA for over 40 years. He was one of the principal negotiators who convinced the City of Boston to convey the former Quincy School to CCBA.  Afterwards, he was heavily involved in the development of this facility into an active community center.  He has led many community projects and lobbied for funding from private and public agencies, especially for affordable housing development in Chinatown.  Paul is an active member of the Chinatown community where he serves on many executive boards. 
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Hung Goon Jan Dec 2015

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 6
Number of Volunteers 65
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 80%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 6
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 4
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration No

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Paul Chan
Board Chair Company Affiliation Gee How Oak Tin Association
Board Chair Term Jan 2016 - Dec 2019
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Bonnie Sinn Chan Gee How Oak Tin Association of New England Voting
Chet Chan Gee How Oak Tin Association of New England 2 Voting
Man Ho Chan Treasurer Voting
Paula Chan Kwong Tung Association of New England Voting
Roman Chan Chinese Merchants Association of New England Voting
Nick Chau Auditor Voting
Chungchi Che Friends of Hong Kong & Macau Voting
Tom Chen Gee How Oak Tin Association of New England 4 Voting
Wen Dong Chen Gee How Oak Tin Association of New England 3 Voting
Raymond Cheng NiLung Association Voting
Edward Chiang Chinese Economic Development Council Voting
Susan Chu English Secretary Voting
Megan Chung Chinese Women's Association of New England Voting
Tommy Gee Gee Poy Kuo Association Voting
Hung Goon Goon Family Association Voting
Susan Goon Tai Tung Tenants Association Voting
Gilbert Ho Sam Yick Association of New England Voting
David Hui Chew Lun Association of New England Voting
Andy Kuang Soo Yuen Association Voting
Lisa Kwan Loong Kong Tien Yee Association of New England Voting
Eddie Lee Lee Family Association 2 Voting
Joe Ho Lee Tai Chan Community Association Voting
Melvin Lee Lee Family Association 1 Voting
Robert Leung Chinese Business Association Voting
Li Tang Liang Leung Family Association Voting
Felix Lui Chinese Secretary Voting
Lily Mei Moy Shee Family Association Voting
Bill Moy Wang YMCA Voting
Nancy Pan Kuomintang of Boston Voting
Arthur Seto Fung Lun Association of New England Voting
Mattew Seto American Legion Chinatown Post 138 Voting
Betty Wing Que Shing Chinese Music & Opera Group Voting
Frank Wong Chinese Merchants Association of New England Voting
Michael Wong Wong Family Benevolent Association 2 Voting
Michael K.Y. Wong Wong Family Benevolent Association 3 Voting
Rick Wong Wong Family Benevolent Association 1 Voting
Jing Woo Eastern US Kung Fu Association Voting
Shu Jun Wu Ng Family Association Voting
Susan Yan Gin's Family Association of Boston Voting
Rosemary Yee Hing Sing Association Voting
Larry Young Gee Tuck Sam Tuck Association Voting
Jack Yiu Yu Yee Fung Toy Association of New England Voting
King Sun Yu Yee Fung Toy Association of New England 2 Voting
Denny Yuen Chee Kong Tong Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 48
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 12
Male: 36
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 30%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 50%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Income $443,265.00
Projected Expense $382,182.00
Form 990s

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

Audit Documents

2016 Audited financials

2015 Audited Financials

2014 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $2,812,267 $1,544,790 $2,245,130
Total Expenses $1,441,396 $1,289,222 $1,517,627

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- $0 $0
Individual Contributions $1,216,480 $37,700 $220
Indirect Public Support -- $0 $0
Earned Revenue $1,557,124 $1,486,376 $1,490,891
Investment Income, Net of Losses $1,139 $8,687 $1,808
Membership Dues $8,660 $9,860 $7,800
Special Events $13,859 $2,010 $306
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $15,005 $157 $744,105

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $1,274,658 $1,163,276 $1,426,955
Administration Expense $166,738 $125,946 $90,672
Fundraising Expense -- $0 $0
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.95 1.20 1.48
Program Expense/Total Expenses 88% 90% 94%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $11,520,247 $10,477,896 $10,582,435
Current Assets $3,183,753 $2,209,948 $2,319,583
Long-Term Liabilities $6,216,525 $6,627,866 $7,130,808
Current Liabilities $405,506 $322,685 $107,773
Total Net Assets $4,898,216 $3,527,345 $3,343,854

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 7.85 6.85 21.52

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 54% 63% 67%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization's IRS Form 990s. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

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