Community Organizing & Civic Engagement
We serve Greater Boston's Asian American community through a variety of programs. Through our real estate development activities and our community programs, we seek to preserve, revitalize, and build physical, cultural, and economic capital specifically in Chinatown as well as in cities in Greater Boston where there is a significant number of Asian American households. ACDC also partners with community organizations to run voter education and registration campaigns throughout Boston, Malden and Quincy, to increase voter turnout in the Asian and Asian American community.
The Chinatown community visioning exercise for Parcel 12 furthers the mission of the Chinatown Master Plan 2010, which identified Parcel 12 as a priority development site for affordable housing. The Plan recognized that affordable housing is the lifeline that preserves the core Chinatown community of working-class, Asian immigrant households. In light of growing demand for affordable housing caused by recent displacement