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 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 120+ 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.

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.

Management Team:

2020-2021 Management Team Members


Qi Zhang

Treasurer Qifang Liu
Director of Education Yiming Liao
Director of Art Yan Wang
Coordinators Siew Lan O’Brien
Weizhong Xiao
Bin Su
Tianyi Krupka
Jiawei Li

Board of Directors:

2020-2021 Board of Directors.

Board Chair

Yumin Yin 

Project Manager


Qi Zhang 

Senior Software Engineer
Greatlakes Neurotechnologies Inc.


Debbie Thomas

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C)

Treasurer Qifang Liu Home Maker

Board Directors

Qizhi Zhang

CSU and Tri-C

Debbie Liou

Riverside Drives

Jing Zhang

DataServ Integrations, LLC

Susan Gragel  Attorney
Goldstein Gragel LLC 
Fei Zhou Director - International Tax
Danaher Corporation
Youran Fan Client Insights Manager
Key Bank

Honorary Board Directors

Yanfei Zhang

Software Engineer
Cleveland Clinic

Yin Cha

Electrical Engineer

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

Qi Zhang 

Home Maker