Giving to the local Chinese community is not only a great way to help those in need, but also a great way to practice Chinese and experience unique elements of Chinese culture. CLE is passionate about making charity initiatives available to all interested students and staff. We search out project oriented and short-term charity opportunities that are both fun and educational. Clothing drives, charity runs, donations, and volunteer opportunities with local schools are just a sample of available charity opportunities.
Students interested in volunteer opportunities while in China should contact CLE staff for available positions and activities. CLE is honored to support the following organizations:
CAI - "Empowering underprivileged children with care, confidence, courage and commitment"
CAI focuses on improving the lives of underprivileged youth through values-based creative arts and sports programs. Through our youth development programs, we hope for vibrant and healthy children in mind, body and spirit.
Magic Hospital - "where we believe that laughter is still the best medicine"
Magic Hospital strives to help in the healing of sick, abused, neglected and orphaned children by restoring an element of fun in their day. We design and implement activities and programs for those children that are temporarily or permanently deprived of a carefree childhood.