About Us


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 exchanges, 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, or about Chinese arts, culture and traditions. 

Organization Overview and History:

Westlake Chinese School, officially known as Westlake Chinese Culture Association, also known as Westlake Chinese Cultural Association, has more than 25 years history of promoting Chinese arts and culture in Greater Cleveland since found in 1987 as a home school.

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 background. The other two groups are for the students without 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 morning from 9-11 AM during the school year at Lee Burnson Middle School. Classes are offered for ages from preschool through adult including College Prep for high school students. Extracurricular activities relating to Chinese culture and recreation includes Chinese dance, Kungfu, Chinese painting, chess, table tennis, etc.

Our school has excellent teachers. Most of the Chinese teachers have master's degree in education and teacher's certificates from 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 devoted dance teacher Debbi Liou as the Director of Arts.

WCCA hosts special celebration event with live performance around traditional Chinese New Year (Spring Festival). We also actively participates in Asian culture 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.


Yumin Yin 

Structural Engineer
CDM Smiths


Wezhong Xiao 

Civil Engineer
T&M Associates


Debbie Thomas

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C)


Jing Zhang

DataServ Integrations, LLC

Director of Education

Bin Su 

Associate Professor
Cleveland State University (CSU)

Director of

Jonghuy Liou 

Riverside Drives

Board Directors

Qizhi Zhang

CSU and Tri-C

Yaokun Xu

AMAC Enterprises Inc.

Cheok Yurm Ng

Software Engineer
Hyland Software, Inc.

Haigang Zhou

Cleveland State University

Xiongyi Liu

Assistant Professor
Cleveland State University (CSU)

Susan Gragel  Attorney
Goldstein Grahel LLC

Yan Wang

Chinese Teacher

Siew Lan O'Brien

Medical  Coder

Youran Fan

Senior Client Insights Consultant
Key Bank

Honorary Board Directors

Yanfei Zhang

Software Engineer
Cleveland Clinic

Nancy Williams

Love Without Boundaries

Yin Cha

Electrical Engineer

Anna Ho


Rosa Chou 


Yixin Marsick

Chinese Teacher

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