Development of Student Knowledge: “Zhěnggè” or whole, lies at the core of Washington Yu Ying’s mission. Whether it be laying the foundation for language skills needed to be competitive in an intercultural world or ensuring our students are meeting and exceeding expectations on National Standardized assessments. Washington Yu Ying remains committed to the academic development of the “Zhěnggè” of our students, including through creation of the most flexible and student-centric learning environments for the 21st century.
Expanding Access to Our Language Learning Curriculum: Washington Yu Ying is committed to sharing our successful educational techniques, materials, and curricula more broadly both within our community and beyond. By presenting at local and national conferences such as National Chinese Language Conference or becoming , others benefit from our learning so we can strengthen the combined expertise for teaching and learning around Chinese language.
Building the Next Generation of Globally Minded Citizens and Future Stewards of U.S.-China Relations: Our students will become tomorrow’s future leaders – a generation that will better understand China’s history, language, and culture and that will build a more constructive, mutually beneficial relationship for the future. Today’s economy is increasingly globalized and companies, our diplomatic corps, non-governmental organizations, and other entities will have a need to draw on a workforce with foreign language and cultural awareness skills.
The motivations for supporting Washington Yu Ying are varied and personal. The dual language education of our students is uniquely expensive to achieve. However, the return on investment is extraordinary. Your gift impacts the life of a student and every graduate touches the lives of countless others.
More information can be found in our Annual Report 2015-16.