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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness

Mission: To help facilitate and nurture an understanding between the oldest culture in the world and the United States American Culture. The CCAI helps to broaden this understanding through the exchange of cultural arts between the two societies. The oldest and deepest cultural roots of any society are in its dances. CCAI helps with the exchange of dance, art, culture, theatre and language.

Target demographics: adopted and immigrant children

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100+ students

Geographic areas served: Mid-Atlantic

Programs: Traditional Chinese dance, traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy, Chinese language, Tai Chi, drumming, and traditional music. Seminars on adoption, Chinese opera, tea arts, travel, photography, costuming, and culture.

Community Stories

111 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

CCAI has been so welcoming and supportive to me as an adult learner of Chinese language and Tai Chi. I so appreciate the encouragement and support, as well as the excellent personalized instruction. I can't thank them enough!

Kevin C.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

CCAI has a great environment for nurturing kids and provides them with many opportunities for them to take a step into success. I have been a student of this institution for the past 6 years and I can’t even being to express just how much they have done for me and I couldn’t have asked for a better environment to grow up in. Everyone works hard for their goals and have all been successful in what they do. I truly believe that there is no place like this one and can’t wait to spend this year and many more years to come within this institution.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has treated me like family. During the years I have attended this institute, they have taught me great lessons and has given me many wonderful opportunities. This organization has shaped me into who I am today and allowed me to meet great people as well as make new memories. I cannot thank CCAI enough for the experience they have given me.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Chinese Cultural Arts Institute is a very great place to learn many different things about Chinese culture. I’ve been a student there for a very long time and I love learning here. They have helped me learn more about my culture and about many useful life skills. Ms. Chen-Yu treats all her students like her children and all the other teachers are very good too. I have found many friends here that have become like family to me.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

CCAI is a great place for all ages to learn about Chinese culture. I’ve been learning there for about 9 years. Through those years I’ve learned Chinese dance, language, painting, drumming, ballet, and pointe. CCAI has a great environment and everyone there has become like family to me. CCAI is like my second home with great learning experiences and friends.

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Neha P.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is such a gift to the community. They provide world-class education in a variety of skills and cultural areas. But more than just that, Ms. Chen-Yu and Bill have created a family. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to learn Chinese ribbon dance with them before I moved out of the Harrisburg area.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My 6 year old daughter wanted to learn Chinese. Beyond language skills training, they teach traditional Chinese Arts including dance, calligraphy, and drumming.The whole school is inclusive and all of the students have a healthy enthusiasm. The staff nurture the kids. But they also ensure the element of fun. I would recommend it highly.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our daughter from China. She started with CCAI just before she turned 4 and continued with it until she left the area for college, participating in Ballet, Chinese Language, and Chinese Dance throughout her years with CCAI. They provided her with poise and confidence. Although she is in college, I attend CCAI and take Chinese Brush Painting. This is a wonderful institution.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our daughter from China. She started with CCAI just before she turned 4 and continued with it until she left the area for college. She participated in Ballet, Chinese Language, and Chinese Dance. I started taking Chinese Brush Painting and found it very relaxing. The teachers at CCAI are wonderful caring people. The bar is set high, but attainable. They helped our daughter gain confidence and poise which will serve her a lifetime.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My wife and I were planning a trip to China, our first, for June 2019. Neither of us knew a word of Mandarin, but we wanted to learn some before we went. I did an online search and found the Chinese Cultural and Arts Institute. I had never heard of them. But they signed us up for personal lessons from Diana Meng, one of their best teachers. She was great! We were definitely the oldest students there, but Diana went out of her way to make us feel welcome.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Before knowing CCAI, I watched CCAI high quality performance In 2011. It was professional level program made unforgettable memories. Four years later I gathered all my courage and joined adult dance class at CCAI. I love CCAI and my time at studio. CCAI often servers community by going to library, state building, state department recreation activities, to demo culture, dance and traditional Chinese food. Please go to CCAI website to know more and support the institute. Dongmei

Jenny J.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great service. I had my daughter taker summer classes for chinese language and the chinese dance class. And we will continue the class. My daughter love it. Very friendly teachers and uncle bill. Mrs. Chen is the dance teacher, drum, which is very experienced and knowledge of dance also well prepared each time when kids show up in the class. Mrs. Diana is language, chinese painting and calligraphy. Beautiful art works. Great place to take your kids for education. Feel very welcome each time when we were there.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is our third year with CCAI. Hard to believe since it feels like we've been there forever. Unlike many of the families here, I have boys that don't dance here. I bring them for the language program in hopes that they will be bilingual. Since they're not interested in learning, it's a struggle to get them to class and to do their homework. But once they're in class, they do learn. Their teacher is a saint for her patience with their shenanigans.

If not for attending this school, my boys would not know as much as I would want them to know about their culture (they're mixed) and I'm second generation so my knowledge is already decreased compared to natives. This school provides opportunities for celebrating our culture.

In addition, every year, they put on a fantastic spring gala that features the students in dance, art and the language classes put on a play. This isn't a low level recital type event; it's a full blown, could be professionals level performing event. Again, while my children did not want to do it at first, they have learned valuable lessons from doing so. One even remarked that presentations in school are not hard after having done this.

I highly recommend attending this school for their language, dance or fine arts programs!! Even though my children do not attend the other programs, I have seen the quality of their work and it's amazing. If I had more time, I would take classes there too! (maybe when my kids are grown)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We're starting our second year at CCAI. I returned to this school because it's a family environment. Everyone is welcoming and works together to get things done. It's not a traditional Chinese School (my kids go for language classes). There aren't bells to indicate the start of class time, break time, end of class. There aren't hundreds of students and parents. It's a more intimate setting. When one method wasn't working, the teacher changed to engage my kids (boys ages 12, 11 and 9) better.

There is a mandatory performance in the spring. As the parent, I was quite nervous and worried if my children could pull it off. But it ended up being a wonderful production and my children even enjoyed it.

I wish there were more hours in the day so my boys could experience all that this school offers.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been attending CCAI recitals for 10+ years. Ms. Chen Yu's dance's choreography and music are very professional. The drumming is awesome. The Chinese plays are very entertaining. Ms. Diana is a very positive teacher and a role model, and her paintings are beautiful. My granddaughter and I have learned alot about the Chinese cultural through CCAI. I am very thankful to CCAI for teaching my granddaughter.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has been going to CCAI for 9+ years. CCAI has given her confidence, inspiration, and an extended family. Chen Yu and Uncel Bill are more than teachers, they are family. I'm so thankful we found CCAI.

1 Jailee1939

Client Served

Rating: 5

CCAI is one of the things that brightens up my life. Something that I really look forward to each day, I've always had a good time at CCAI and everyone's really nice to each other so it's a positive environment. We're all a big family and are there for each other. All the teachers there are really good and supporitve, and they have a lot to teach and they help you out if you're stuck on something. I've been at CCAI for around 9 years and learnt a lot of different things there, like Chinese dance, drumming, and painting, and also ballet and pointe, all of which I love. Chinese Cultural and Arts Insititue is essentially just a really great place with amazing teachers and friends and good learning expericence for all ages.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute has given me so many amazing experiences over the years! I absolutely love being able to share my culture and heritage with others through Chinese dance. I have made so many lasting friendships and unforgettable memories. Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute does an amazing job of giving their students opportunities to perform and make an impact on our community. I honestly could not imagine the past few years of my life without Chinese dance!

1 Sonda H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Chinese Cultural and Arts Institute in Harrisburg, PA is an amazing non-profit organization in Central PA. I am very grateful for the opportunities my adopted daughter has been given by participating in Chinese dance for the past seven years through CCAI. Not only does it connect her with her Chinese culture, but it gives her opportunities to volunteer at numerous events which enlighten others to her culture through beautiful traditional dances choreographed by her teacher Chen-Yu Tsuei. My daughter enjoys learning the dances and values the friendships she had made through dance.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We value the opportunity our adopted daughter has to learn Chinese dance through the programs offered by the Chinese Culture Arts Institute. For our daughter to be able to learn Chinese dance is fulfilling one of her dreams. We are grateful that Chen-Yu and Bill have an interest in sharing the rich Chinese culture to students who have an interest in learning more about their heritage. We feel fortunate to have found the Chinese Culture Arts Institute!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Everyone there is like a huge family where we all support each other. The teachers are a truly invested in the kids learning experience. It’s great for all ages with classes for everyone

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been dancing at CCAI for about 9 years now and has been a huge part of my life ever since then. They have taught me not just chinese dance, ballet, and chinese culture, but life long lessons. I am glad to say that CCAI has played such an important role in shaping my character. I’ve learned to have dedication, passion, confidence, and discipline. Additionally, social skills and stage pressence. Being part of CCAI, gives students a great amount of opportunities from several performances to many other events. They also provide many extra fun activities every now and then to help us learn more about chinese culture which includes classes such as cooking and art. The teachers there are all so caring and make CCAI feel like your second home. My dance teacher, Chen Yu, is truly invested in what she does and does much more than just teach us dance. She makes sure her students are not just being the best dancers they can be, but the best person they can be which means outside of CCAI as well. Both Bill and Chen Yu are always working hard to give the students as many opportunities possible. I am also so thankful for all the strong friendships that I have made over the past few years. Everyone is so caring and genuine. It’s such a loving and positive place. CCAI is my happy place and will always have a huge part in my heart.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CCAI has taught me so much and has been a big part of me ever since I first joined! I take dance classes there every week and have made many close and great friends! Im SO thankful for all the amazing opportunities that CCAI has given me and for helping me learn more about my culture! My teacher is not only a great dance teacher, but she's a role model. My classmates and I all look up to her! CCAI is very welcoming and filled with amazing people and teachers! They have so much to offer! CCAI will always be a big part of me!

Mai-Lynn S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

CCAI is an outstanding organization. They were a huge help to Brittany's Hope Walk of Love event. The students and staff were amazing, they did a beautiful job sharing the Chinese culture and art with our participants, especially our recipient families with adopted children from China. It's wonderful to have this cultural nonprofit right in our backyard. Thank you to the staff and the students of CCAI for your support in 2018.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Teachers are very knowledgeable and have patience towards every students. For example, the Chinese drawing explained the themes and steps for the final outcome. Of course, the younger student or beginners could get it the first time, second time, even the third time, but the art instructor still patiently explained how to do it. She even hold the student's hand to try the strokes. Thank the teacher so patiently teaching.

Judith S.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

CCAI was like a second family for me in the past year. I was new to the Hershey area with a young family and knew I'd only be there for a year, but I was warmly welcomed into the adult class. I looked forward to all the classes and rehearsals because they were fun, challenging, and engaging. We've since moved from the area and I wish I were still able to attend CCAI!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has been a language and dance student at CCAI for over 3 1/2 years. As an American born Chinese, it was important for me that my daughter experiences the Chinese culture and arts. CCAI has and is providing her those experiences. Bill, Chen-Yu, their teachers and the experienced parents have been so welcoming and helpful to us. I highly recommend CCAI for anyone who is interested in the chinese culture and arts.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute is the leading Asian cultural nonprofit in the Harrisburg region. Miss Chen-Yu, Miss Diana, Miss Lizhu, Andy, and the other PROFESSIONAL teachers are nationally and internationally recognized. Miss Chen-Yu and Miss Diana are recognized Masters in their traditional Chinese arts forms by the National Endowment for the Arts, Andy is recognized as a top 25 classical musician by the NYT. Throughout the Mid-Atlantic, CCAI and it's staff are recognized for their preservation of traditional art forms. These are teachers/masters who teach from their lifelong professional training, not from some online video. If you are looking for real traditional instruction in traditional Chinese dance, painting, calligraphy, music, theater, opera, Lion Dance, etc., CCAI is the place to start.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a member of the community it is nice to have this cultural nonprofit in the Greater Capitol Region. You would normally only find something like CCAI in a major city like New York or San Francisco. This explains the looks that CCAI gets when it is stated they are located in Harrisburg. Please support this nonprofit and the work it does with adopted and immigrant children, youth, and adults.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A Gem in the Mid-Atlantic Region that you would not expect to find here, or elsewhere for that matter. This organization is always mistaken for being from NYC or San Francisco, or other metropolitan area. The quality of the arts presented and instructed here is unmatched anywhere. They also follow the traditional Chinese arts training and do not use any Youtube videos as training. There is no better.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute is an amazing organization that helps share cultural diversity with the community. I am extremely grateful that I have the opportunity to perform with CCAI and share a piece of my Chinese culture with others. Ms. Chen-Yu is an outstanding teacher and choreographer who enriches her students and teaches them to embrace their culture. Cultural diversity is an important part of our society, and CCAI helps students reach out to the community and share their culture with others.

Client Served

Rating: 5

For the past seven years, Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute has offered many awesome opportunities for our daughter to participate in Chinese cultural dances. As adoptive parents, this is important to us since it connects our adopted daughter to her Chinese heritage. In addition, our daughter takes Chinese painting classes through CCAI. Chen-yu Tsuei is a gifted dancer and choreographer whose vision has brought Chinese culture to South Central Pennsylvania. We are grateful for the cultural experience CCAI has provided to our daughter.

1 Amber Golden F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This program that saying or running is amazing. My son has been asking me to learn Mandarin since he was in elementary school around third grade. I've looked for that many years to find him a school to go to. Now he is 13 and in 8th grade and I found the Chinese Cultural Arts Institute. His experience there has been amazing, the teachers are great! They are very understanding and helpful. I am a single mom and there were times that I may have missed a payment and they said that was fine they work with me and they still out of my son to come to the classes. They said the most important thing is that the kids learn their not about kicking kids out just because they can't afford it. Tell me what other place will say that to you? Especially a non-profit?

Carrie M.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CCAI is a wonderful organization to represent the culture of China. They recently attended our event to share with children Chinese culture and spread good will. They were professional, but also fun! I know that many children had a wonderful time interacting with them. We hope to partner with them again!

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a dancer of CCAI for the past 12 years, I can’t imagine my life without this special oppurntunity to learn Chinese dance and the culture. It’s more than just a sport, but rather, learning an art that’s been here for thousands of years. And to perform it in front of audiences allows us to open other people’s eyes to the art of Chinese dance.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a graduate of CCAI, I have to say that there are no other Chinese culture-based organizations in Central Pennsylvania that compares to CCAI. CCAI provides the top traditional Chinese dance training, Chinese calligraphy classes, and Chinese language lessons. There are also more dance classes offered beyond traditional Chinese dance-- the teacher is a Juilliard School graduate and she also teaches ballet classes. CCAI is a community-based organization, volunteering and serving at community events throughout Pennsylvania. Students have opportunities to perform dances several times a month at events.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a student at CCAI, I cannot imagine my life without it. I have not only learned about Chinese culture, traditional Chinese Dance, and painting, but I have also learned about how to communicate, be a teammate, and work hard. Without CCAI, I would not have been able to say that I have competed at a dance competition in Los Angeles or performed for the governor. I would not be who I am today if I had stopped attending CCAI, and I know that in the future, I will cherish the memories that I have had here. The experiences, friends I have made, and knowledge I have gained will stay with me forever.

Savannah B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ten years ago, I took Chinese language classes at CCAI and attended their Chinese language summer camps learning not only language but also Chinese cooking, dance, and art. Though it was a small organization at the time, my summers and evenings spent studying at CCAI remain some of my favorite childhood memories and I directly credit my teachers and friends at CCAI with inspiring me to continue my Chinese language studies. Today, I'm an undergraduate student studying in Shanghai, speak fluent Mandarin, and have worked for several bilingual and Chinese journalism companies. Thank you, CCAI, for inspiring me to learn more.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Such a treasure in our area. CCAI has nurtured my daughter from a little girl to a young woman. She has grown up with the owners and the children and considers them all an extension of her family. Almost grown, she is now setting her sights on college with lots of support from CCAI. She continues to enjoy traditional Chinese dance, and Chinese painting at CCAI. Her experiences dancing and performing with CCAI will last a lifetime for her. Forever grateful the CCAI for helping our daughter come into her own.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has been attending CCAI for many years now. She has enjoyed traditional Chinese dance, Chinese language and Chinese painting. Now that she is in her final years of high school she is being tutored for her SAT's at CCAI! Her tutor is very patient and explains things in a way that she can understand. She has built lifelong friendships with the other students and owners. CCAI will always be in her heart.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughters are adopted from China, so I want to provide an opportunity for them to learn about their birth culture. My older daughter is very serious about her dancing. Miss Chen-Yu is not just a Chinese American that teaches dance; she is very accredited with a degree from Julliard and she teaches the children to perform to their ability. I love that my daughter can maximize her dance potential, learn about her birth culture, and spend time with other Chinese American adopted children all in one class! My younger daughter takes Chinese painting classes with Miss Diana. Miss Diana is an excellent painter and a kind, patient, and encouraging teacher. We have been thrilled with how well she works with our daughter's unique personality. She encourages our daughter to stretch outside of her comfort zone and accomplish things she never thought possible.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughters are adopted from China, so I want to provide an opportunity for them to learn about their birth culture. My older daughter is very serious about her dancing. Miss Chen-Yu is not just a Chinese American that teaches dance; she is very accredited with a degree from Julliard and she teaches the children to perform to their ability. I love that my daughter can maximize her dance potential, learn about her birth culture, and spend time with other Chinese American adopted children all in one class! My younger daughter takes Chinese painting classes with Miss Diana. Miss Diana is an excellent painter and a kind, patient, and encouraging teacher. We have been thrilled with how well she works with our daughter's unique personality. She encourages our daughter to stretch outside of her comfort zone and accomplish things she never thought possible.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very professional site and instruction. My daughter has been taking lessons since she was 3 and on her college interview it was mentioned the video of her dancing was a plus to the resume as she has outside interests

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Chinese Cultural and Arts Institute (CCAI) serves an important role in helping individuals throughout Central Pennsylvania to learn about Chinese culture through dance, art, and language lessons. There is simply no other similar organization here that does this work. My children have had wonderful experiences through their participation in programs through CCAI.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The Chinese Cultural and Arts Center of Harrisburg is a wonderful resource for central Pennsylvania. Its students have allowed residents of the area to get a true experience of the arts of China through their performances in music, dance, painting, and drama. Harrisburg is lucky to have CCAI.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

On June 17th 2017, as the host of the annual Intl & Culture Festival EXPO at Kiwanis Lake - York PA, I had the esteem pleasure of meeting the Chinese Performers Mandarin Drummers. The youth male drummers opened up during our ancestral commemoration and every listener, from team, vendors, children, parents other performers were captured and infused with a sacred and vibrational sound that placed is in a common unified synergy that carried us through the day. The young men took their position with confidence and purpose. They had gained the audience attention and many were astounded by their presence and delivery. We desire for the drummers to be with us next year - June 16, 2018. Their offering of peace, unity and healing for community uplift was well received and the clouds literally rolled away and it did not rain with scattered thunder storm as predicted. The power of the sacred drum and the vessel that avails to communicate the message through the drums will forever be fortified with a bright future. Thank you for consenting to be with us. Let's stay in touch my friends! P.S. please share with me any pics you have of them so I can post with festival album.
Respectfully,
Dr. L. "Akilah Karima" McDaniel

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an exceptional group of performers. The CCAI performed at the local Amani Festival in Carlisle PA, celebrating the diversity of our communities. Thank you for sharing not only your talents but the arts and heritage of the Chinese culture.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

I want to be a volunteer ,Nothing is better than this to make me happy

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Board Member

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization this is! We held a corporate event in our office to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month - and CCAI came in and performed a beautiful Mongolian Dance Solo! The audience / our associates were mesmerized by how intricate and graceful the moves were from the artist, Emily, who captivated the group with her performance. Thank you to Bill, Emily, her parents, and the CCAI organization for coming to our office and sharing with us a little bit of Chinese Culture that day.

Lucina Y.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They do everything serious and professional! I did many performances for them, I enjoyed work with them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute has been an influential part of my life for 10 years now. It has taught me so much about the different aspects of the Chinese culture. I have met so many wonderful people through this institution. The performances the school puts on are incredible.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family of four (mother, father, son, and daughter) have all been active participants of the CCAI community for the past 12 years, and it has been more culturally rewarding and enriching than we could have ever hoped. We have participated in a wide variety of classes ranging from traditional Chinese dance, painting, and yo-yo classes to music electives including study of the Chinese Er-hu and battle drum. But CCAI has meant so much more to our family than just the classes it offers. The organization serves as the headquarters for a rich cultural enclave within central Pennsylvania; Chinese-American families from all across the state congregate at the charity events, holiday parades, and performances that are hosted and sponsored by CCAI. This organization has become such a crucial, integral part of the life and livelihood of our family, and has bonded us with many other Chinese-American families through a set of experiences and memories that we will all cherish forever.

2 Helen Z.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been with CCAI for the past 12 years and it has opened so many doors for me. CCAI was basically my second home. I took classes almost everyday and i loved the staff there. All my instructors were experts in their field and always encouraged me to keep going.

I love chinese culture and from the start, i knew CCAI would teach me more than just chinese culture. I took chinese dance, language, and painting classes with CCAI and even though i am in college now, i still go back to them during my breaks to continue to do what i love to do. Being a National Endowment of the Arts recipient for chinese painting, i can say that CCAI and their teachers has taught me so much about chinese painting. I went from not knowing how to even hold a brush to painting extravagant landscapes. I always loved art, but never have i thought i would be an NEA recipient. Through CCAI's ongoing encouragement and the help of the staff, i am now even more excited to continue my work and give back to the community everything this great organization has taught me.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute is a unique cultural arts organization not only locally, regionally, but nationally. The level of achievement by the students is phenomenal. There have been multiple National Endowment for the Arts sponsored Master/Apprentices for CCAI over the past 10 years. The current 2 have NEA Apprenticeships in Traditional Chinese Dance and Traditional Chinese Painting. The results of these Apprenticeships were just showcased for the month of September in the Rotunda of the Pennsylvania State Capitol.

CCAI demands a lot from the students in order to achieve these results. The students rise to the challenges that are presented, and thrive. Much like the founders Juilliard training, these students are pushed to achieve as close to perfection as possible. It shows.

CCAI is now entering its next phase of building a traditional Chinese cultural center as our new home in the PA State Capitol. This will be a cultural center that is unique to the country, have the ability to host art exhibits, major shows in the theater, host artists in residence, and a major cultural arts draw to the Mid-Atlantic.

Please visit CCAI's website at http://chineseculturalartsinstitute.org for continuing updates on CCAI.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am using the CCAI to learn to speak and read Mandarin. This place is great and I appreciate it! My life has been enriched. I would never have been able to progress so well with some type of self help program.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have done some volunteer work for this organization in the past and I can confidently say that the CCAI organization is a very professional institute that is home some of the most talented individuals around the area. They organize professional productions and I have volunteered at some of those events. Overall, the CCAI excels as one of the best Chinese Institutions and leaves it's competitors in the dust.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

CCAI has been and continues to be a great curltural arts school for our daughter, who enjoys the dance classes there every week. CCAI has also been a great emotional support for her, due to our daughter being adopted from China, from a cultural learning experience and from the great friendships she has made with the other students. Miss Chen Yu is a phenomenal dance instructor, runs a very tight ship, and keeps them engaged. And it shows. Not only are these kids some of the most well behaved and most respectful kids (at least there, anyway), but they are also great dancers, performers, and artists. "Uncle" Bill is also very supportive of these kids and teaches them how to be mature, young adults...and he gives out candy after every class! All of their other instructors are extremely qualified and great too. Overall, I highly recommend this school to any parent out there that wants to have their child try something culturally diverse, challenging, and fun.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been dancing at CCAI for the past 12 years, and the organization has become an integral part of my life. CCAI offers so many different opportunities and classes to take, and it's amazing how much I've learned simply from being a part of CCAI for the past few years. The entire atmosphere is both welcoming and comforting, and CCAI is truly an amazing place for everyone in the community to learn more about all aspects of the Chinese culture.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the honor to meet some of the people from CCA and was impressed by how the organization operates. It has my recommendation

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

For many years, CCAI has not only provided Arts & Culture education, but also helped to enrich the community. Because of their professional & serious attitude and dedication that helps us to understand more about Chinese culture. They also work very hard day- to-day, from daily teaching, community events, professional theater performances to fundraising... All of this work is for future development. If you would like to know more about traditional /modern Chinese arts & culture, CCAI will be the best place to go.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am very happy to be able help with CCAI and what it has done for the students and community. CCAI has been putting on a annual recital, special shows at local theaters, seminars and working with many local non-profits, schools and festivals. This is a real treasure for this area. Please support CCAI to see them grow.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been at CCAI for the past 10 years, and it's a wonderful environment to be a part of and a great way to pick up additional art skills. The teachers and students are all very welcoming and encouraging to newcomers.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

On behalf of the Pennsylvania Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Network (PAIRN), I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciated to the CCAI for all of their help and support of the PAIRWN.
Chen Yu, Bill Hubler, the CCAI students, and their parents have continued to show their talents and perform all difference dances to the community via the Annual Diversity Luncheon at the PA State Museum hosted by the Pennsylvania Immigrant and Refugee Women’s (PAIRWN).
This collaboration and partnership has showed the community how well our team works to better serve our area. Again, thanks Chen Yu and Bill Hubler. PAIRWN fully supports the CCAI effort to preserve the awareness of the different cultures in the community and help to educate our young to be proud of their heritage.
Ho-Thanh Nguyen

Yuan W.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been impressed by CCAI's dedication to the arts and cultural education and public awareness since its founding. CCAI has earned my 100% support and admiration!

2 Rose43

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CCAI is an amazing place to dance at. I have been dancing at CCAI for the last ten years. There are many opportunities for growth in arts, dance, and the Chinese language classes. Also, the teachers are very caring and look out for your future success.

1 Phuong D.

Donor

Rating: 5

CAI bring Their talented Musicians into the world, it is really impressed me whenever I watched their show. They also teach Chinese kids to keep their culture and art. I hope CCAI will success more in the future.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very talented musicians brought their passion into the world to make normal people like me get to appreciate the beauty of music

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CCAI is an excellent Institute to bring the Chinese culture into the Western World. Students are from all over the world, and they come here to learn about Chinese language, Chinese dance, Chinese music, and Chinese Instruments. Thank you for the diversity and make Harrisburg a more colorful place~

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CCAI is an amazing school. I have learned so many valuable life skills at this school. They have been a huge part of my life. I don't know what I would do without them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is nice to see the community outreach that this organization does. To have this type of cultural gem in the Mid-Atlantic and the state Capitol is a gift that I hope everyone recognizes. I look forward to seeing CCAI grow bigger and better.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Chen Yu and Bill Hubler have done an outstanding job with my daughter in training her in the art and culture of Chinese folk dance as well as ballet. My daughter now has the skills and self confidence to perform at competitions and as well as at dance recitals in front of audiences that included several hundred people.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They have expanded to do performances and other shows to highlight the Chinese culture and increase public awareness of the history of this culture. It is more than just a learning studio for student. I would encourage all people to look at what they have to offer.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This institution is very professional. After viewing the student's performance, I am quite pleased at the superb program that Chinese Cultural and Arts Institute provides. I highly recommend this studio for dance!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Chinese Cultural and Arts Institute provides many great cultural programs. Parents can send their children to classes to understand Chinese culture. Faculties and staff are professional, well-trained and very patient to kids. I like to watch their annual performance too. So happy we have this professional institute in the area.

Meng-Jen L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CCAI frequently provides exotic performances with the best quality. The educational programs it provides are well designed and full of fun!

Daniel125

Client Served

Rating: 5

CCAI is one of the kind!
High quality of music making and bridging eastern and the western culture is what 21st century calls for!
Thankful to the founder that he has this amazing vision!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great nonprofit organization to contribute to Asia culture and art! Amazing job!