Exciting news for BCNA - and our clients!

October 02, 2018

by Yanki Tshering

We are excited to announce that, on September 18th, BCNA was awarded an award of $1,020,000 for Fiscal Year 2019, by the US Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund.

Growing Human Capital Equals More Success

August 26, 2018

by Yanki Tshering

There are many ways we measure success at BCNA. The first and most important metric is the number of New Yorkers we've successfully helped as they've started – or built - a business, bought a home, built credit, or saved for college. But another important way we measure success is by our human capital: how we've grown as an organization and added capacity and expertise through growing our staff.

New York Does the Right Thing

August 13, 2018

by Yanki Tshering

We wholeheartedly applaud Mayor DeBlasio, Speaker Cory Johnson, and members of the New York City Council who heard the pain and frustration of the members of  the New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA) and other New York drivers. The bill that New York City Council passed last week, and that Mayor de Blasio has promised to support, will not only put a cap on ride-hail service vehicles, such as Lyft and Uber, but will also set a pay standard for their disastrously underpaid drivers.

Coming Together to Serve the Asian Pacific American Community

July 12, 2018

by Yanki Tshering

BCNA's Senior Loan Officer Vish Dasma represented BCNA in Atlanta this year at the 2018 Building National CAPACD Convention. The three-day conference included meetings, workshops, and networking opportunities that explored Vish at CAPACD 2018the unique challenges and opportunities of Asian Americans today.

BCNA is delighted to be a member of CAPACD (Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development), which has made advocating for the needs of Asian American and Pacific Islanders a priority.

#RefugeesWelcome at BCNA's 7th Annual Immigrant Heritage Week Awards

April 26, 2018

by Yanki Tshering

This year's BCNA Immigrant Heritage Week Awards ceremony had a special and very timely focus: supporting refugees and displaced people as they rebuild their lives, often from nothing. That focus reflected an energized and passionate recommitment by our Board of Directors and our dedicated staff to our mission of supporting refugees as well as immigrants here in New York.  

We were therefore extremely grateful to have Aline Sara, the co-founder of NaTakallam, as our very moving and inspiring Keynote speaker.