Giles Li is the Executive Director of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC), and has been at BCNC since 2006. With more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Giles has a proven track record of direct service, advocacy work, and management experience. Having grown up locally in an immigrant family, he has a life-long connection and commitment to the community in and beyond Chinatown.
Giles is a recognized thought leader and public speaker in Asian American communities nationwide. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from UMass-Boston and is an alumnus of the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Giles is a cross-sector leader who serves on the board of directors for Associated Grant Makers, and has been on advisory committees for the Attorney General, State Treasurer, and Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement.
New arts and cultural center preserves links to a community’s culturally rich past, and brings hope of an enduring place in its future.