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100

K-5th grade students who improved their ability to handle conflict and achieve peaceful resolution.

(Fiscal Year 2020-2021)

72

Middle-schoolers who learned to identify sources of stress and effectively cope with them.

(Fiscal Year 2020-2021)

100

High school seniors who graduated and entered colleges and universities the following fall.

(Fiscal Year 2020-2021)

We work with children, youth, and their guardians…

Through developmentally appropriate activities and research-based curricula, we help children and youth ages 0 to 18 with cognitive development, school readiness, and becoming thriving individuals who contribute back to our community and succeed in global society. If your children are new to the United States, we ensure that they develop with the social-emotional stability they need for adjusting to American society and experiencing a positive blend of cultures. We also encourage non-immigrant, non-Chinese families to join us for an enriching cultural experience. We welcome those with disabilities!

Home Visiting Program
  • Shared parenting education
  • Learn your child’s stages and milestones
  • At-home family activities guided by trained staff</strong
  • Screenings and referrals
Early Learning Parent Cooperative
  • Qualified teachers work with children and their parents
  • Three 90-minute sessions per week plus a day of parent workshops
  • Small fee of approximately $50 per month
  • No family income requirements
  • Mandarin and English language
Child Development Center
  • Ages 2 to 5 years
  • Full-day bilingual program
  • Focus on social/emotional and cognitive development leading to school readiness
  • Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
School-Age Center
  • Elementary School (ages 5 to 10)
  • Middle and High School (ages 10 to 14)
  • Engaging and enriching activities in a safe and supportive environment
  • Homework assistance and recreational/educational activities that support development
  • Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of After School Programs
After School Matters
  • High School (ages 14-19)
  • Homework help and tutoring, leadership training, and college preparation
  • Opportunities for community service and work experience
  • Access to laptop computers and other technology

JiaBao’s Story

JiaBao and her family immigrated to the United States from China in 2015 when she was twelve. No one in the family spoke English, which made assimilation into American society challenging. She and her younger brother found support and friendship at CASL. They learned English, got help with school work, and participated in leadership training, art workshops, and volunteer opportunities. The CASL Youth Development program helped JiaBao assimilate so successfully that she has become an exemplary leader who co-founded a volleyball club at her school. She is preparing to be the first person in her family to go to college.

The language barrier made it hard for JiaBao’s father to find work to support the family. He enrolled in the CASL Culinary Training Program to learn Western-style cooking skills and vocational English. CASL also helped her father secure a position as a professional cook after graduating from the program – a job he is still in.