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Mission Statement:

Westlake Chinese Culture Association (WCCA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Westlake, Ohio. WCCA's mission is to promote intercultural exchange, provide Chinese cultural information and services, and deliver quality Chinese language education to our communities.

WCCA welcomes anyone who is interested in learning the Chinese language, arts, culture and/or traditions. 

Organization Overview and History:

Westlake Chinese School, officially known as Westlake Chinese Culture Association, has been promoting Chinese arts and culture in Greater Cleveland since being found in 1987 as a homeschool.

Currently our school consists of three teaching groups with a total of 130+ students from about 80 families: One group is for the students with native speaking backgrounds. The other two groups are for the students without a native Chinese speaking background (Adopted Chinese children or individuals from other ethnic groups who are interested in Chinese culture and arts).

We offer Chinese language and culture classes on Saturday mornings from 9-11 AM during the school year at Lee Burneson Middle School. Classes are offered in a range from preschoolers to adults. In addition, there is college prep available for high school students. Extracurricular activities relating to Chinese culture and recreation include Chinese dance, Kungfu, Chinese painting, chess, table tennis, etc.

Our school has excellent teachers. Most of the Chinese teachers have masters degrees in education and teacher's certificates from the State of Ohio. More than half of the teachers have over 10 years of teaching experience. We are proud to have the Greater Cleveland Regional Excellent Chinese Teacher Award winner, Qizhi Zhang, as the Director of Education and to have our devoted dance teacher, Debbi Liou, as the Director of Arts.

WCCA hosts special celebration events with live performance around the traditional Chinese New Year (Spring Festival). We also actively participate in Asian cultural events throughout the year all over the Greater Cleveland area.

Principal and Board of Directors:

Below is a list of WCCA 2016-2018 Board of Directors.

Board Chair

Yumin Yin 

Structural Engineer
CDM Smiths

yuminyin@yahoo.com

Principal

Wezhong Xiao 

Civil Engineer
T&M Associates

sxiaowz@gmail.com

Secretary

Debbie Thomas

Instructor
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C)

dat_555@hotmail.com

Treasurer

Jing Zhang

Accountant
DataServ Integrations, LLC

jz820@hotmail.com

Director of Education

Bin Su 

Associate Professor
Cleveland State University (CSU)

b.su@csuohio.edu

Director of
Art

Jonghuy Liou 
(Debbie)

Accountant
Riverside Drives

jonghuey_liou@yahoo.com

Board Directors

Qizhi Zhang

Instructor
CSU and Tri-C

cg_zhang60@yahoo.com

Yaokun Xu

Accountant
AMAC Enterprises Inc.

Yaokun-xu@hotmail.com

Cheok Yurm Ng

Software Engineer
Hyland Software, Inc.

anthony.ng@hyland.com

Haigang Zhou

Professor
Cleveland State University

haigang.zhou@gmail.com

Xiongyi Liu

Assistant Professor
Cleveland State University (CSU)

xiongyi@gmail.com

Susan Gragel  Attorney
Goldstein Gragel LLC 
tomgoecke@att.net

Yan Wang

Chinese Teacher
WCCA

yan_w2009@hotmail.com

Siew Lan O'Brien

Medical  Coder
Metrohealth

siewlan_p@yahoo.com

Youran Fan

Client Insights Manager
Key Bank

youranfan@yahoo.com

Honorary Board Directors

Yanfei Zhang

Software Engineer
Cleveland Clinic

philzhang@inbox.com

Nancy Williams

Director
Love Without Boundaries

nanbwill@cox.net

Yin Cha

Electrical Engineer
Vantage 

y.cha@prodigy.net 

Anna Ho

Homemaker

jackiewowo@yahoo.com

Rosa Chou 

Homemaker
 

Chouti37@yahoo.com 

Yixin Marsick

Chinese Teacher
WCCA

nandyteam@hotmail.com


Note: All offices are of two year term and all officers shall serve up to three (3) consecutive terms according to WCCA Bylaws.

Bin Su