CISC launches summer apprenticeship program


SEATTLE — The Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC) is launching a summer learning program to provide culturally relevant education and engaging activities this summer for 20 preschool students and more than 60 elementary school students who reside in the city of Seattle.

The program will include English literacy, math, culture and the world, and physical activity and will integrate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) using interactive group activities to nurture curiosity and research. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to attend planned field trips to the Museum of Flight, Kelsey Creek Farm, Seahurst Park Beach (hosted by the Seattle Aquarium), and more.

“We are thrilled to enable more than 80 young people to further their education this summer through interactive and hands-on learning,” said Michael Itti, CEO of CISC. “The pandemic has impacted their education and the launch of this summer learning program reflects our commitment to the next generation and our response to community needs.”

“Since we launched our after-school program in 1996 and our bilingual preschool in 2006, ICCA has served thousands of young people over the decades,” said Hueiling Chan, program director at ICCA. “We are thrilled when young people come back years later and tell us about the positive impact the SCRC has had on their lives.

The eight-week program will include an online tutoring option to allow other students to participate since the in-person program is limited by classroom space.

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