Chinatown Partnerships

Boston Chinatown Gate

Tufts University School of Medicine is located in the heart of Boston’s Chinatown and a number of our students volunteer with local organizations and schools right here in our neighborhood.

  • Tufts School of Medicine students run monthly recreational programming at the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence’s family shelter. These include arts and crafts, Boston field trips, gardening, and more, providing a fun outlet for the children during their time at the shelter.

  • In partnership with students from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, medical students run weekly cooking lessons on Friday afternoons at Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center’s After School Program.

  • Medical students lead a weekly chess club on Friday afternoons at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center’s After School Program.

  • Medical students, dental students, and other health sciences students provide afterschool tutoring at the local Chinatown middle and high schools, providing essential expertise in science and math to students who are referred to the center.

  • Medical students work with Tufts Pediatrics Faculty to deliver this unique curriculum in sexual health to students with intellectual disabilities. Learn more about this innovative program here.

  • In partnership with Tufts Medical Center's Department of Pediatrics and a Community Health Worker, students lead health workshops on topics such as asthma management, nutrition, stress management, and tobacco and alcohol prevention.

  • Tufts Chinatown Wellness Initiative (TCWI) is an interprofessional project of medical, dental, and nutrition students which promotes health literacy and wellness through monthly interactive seminars in partnership with the Asian Community Development Corporation. The workshops reflect the health interests and concerns of residents of the local housing communities and provide students with teaching experience in English as well as Mandarin and Cantonese.