Community Benefit Programs

We hope that in an environment full of cross-border, cross-cultural, diverse values, students will learn to accept, respect and tolerate the diversity of the world on the basis of self-identity and cultural identity, and be more capable of integrating and innovating it.  By doing so, we must provide a steady stream of creativity for building a beautiful, tolerant and sustainable world. To benefit the community, one must grow into a world citizen with a public interest and a global outlook to build the future of the world. 

 

At the Academy of Art & Design, serving our community is a part of our foundation.  In the past, we have hosted self-awareness round tables for pre-teens and teenagers. We also provided a multitude of diverse classes for community members. Starting from April 2020, we began hosting free weekly Chinese story time to help ease the difficulties of quarantine. We are continuing our weekly story time with our communities and whoever would like to join us on Zoom. We also hosted a low cost virtual summer camp for Chinese immersion students from our community. 

Wimee’s Words

Sponsored by KDL, Wimee’s Words is an interactive puppet show done via livestream. Wimee, a robot and a puppet, helps kids learn through creativity by using the Wimage app. We collaborated with Wimee’s Words from September 2020 to June 2021. Our staff, Miss Holly and Ms. Carine volunteered for Wimees by translating three words into Chinese and French!


You can watch Wimee on Tues, Wed, or Thurs at 4PM (EST) on Wimee’s Facebook page or their Youtube channel.

Talent Exchange Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a parent good at your professional field and would like to volunteer your time for teaching young minds while gaining lesson time for your kids at home? We have teamed up with many parents in providing our community diverse lesson choice while being the bridge to connect to students in needs. 

 

Join the volunteer teacher's team and help to plant the knowledge towards future generations.  Please contact us for details. 

Chinese Story Time
​-FREE PUBLIC EVENTS (on ZOOM)
​Tuesdays Starting at 7:00pm​

What do we do during book club?​

A teacher will read two different Chinese at different levels. Then, each kid will have the chance to read a story if he/she prefers. 

 

What can kids read?

The main purpose is encouraging kids to get in front of others and read. It could be as short as a poem or as long as a story.  For beginners, it could also be some phrases or words.   

 

How old are current book club participants?

From 4 years old up to 15 years old. 

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Happy Kids Round Table ​- 2019

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Never stop giving back... 

 

In 2019, we hosted 10 free community round table events and gave out 32 free art/language lessons. 

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