Introduction

Serving Palo Alto Chinese Community

WizChinese is an organization serving Chinese families who live in Palo Alto. Our mission is to facilitate the integration of Chinese immigrants with local communities through organizing community building events, partnering with local non-profit organizations, and sharing information and experiences.

Palo Alto Chinese Parents’ Club (PACPC), operating under WizChinese since 2014, provides a platform for the Chinese parents to form strong connections through its social and educational events, school involvement, and resource sharing.

Through its flagship program of the annual Palo Alto Chinese New Year Fair, first inaugurated in 2016, WizChinese promotes cultural exchange and friendship among residents of different backgrounds and contributes to the vibrancy and health of our diverse community.

WizChinese is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and was founded in February 2014 by Palo Alto residents Debra Cen and Amy Yang. Since its inception, WizChinese has been an active contributor and partner in the community.

You can communicate with WizChinese with the email address, wizchineseinfo@gmail.com.

Palo Alto Chinese Parents Club

PAPC provides a platform for the Chinese families to form strong connections through its social and education events, school involvement, and resource sharing.

Chinese New Year Fair

The annual Palo Alto CNY Fair celebrates Chinese culture, promotes friendship among residents of different backgrounds and contributes to the vibrancy and health of our diverse community.

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Special Projects

Initiated by our creative and dedicated community members, these special projects are created to better serve the community.

Current and upcoming events

Mental Health Support Series

Funded by Vincent V.C Memorial Foundation, WizChinese/PACPC has invited Dr. Rona Hu, a Medical Director at Stanford Hospital, and her team to give a 25-session Mental Health series in the coming 12 months. Each month, it will consist of a specific topic Zoom talk and a small group discussion session on the topic of the previous Zoom talk. To make communication easier for Chinese immigrants, all talks and support sessions will be conducted in Chinese. If you are interested in attending, please register using the Link https://forms.gle/a1sY5GY4Fow4hfkz5.

Topic #1: Stress & Emotion Management

Co-hosted by WizChinese/PACPC and sponsored by the Vincent V.C. Woo Memorial Foundation, the third session of the Mental Health Lecture Series “Addiction ” will be held on 6/26/22 at 2:30 pm. The speakers are Huiqiong Deng, MD, and Rona Hu, MD., Stanford’s Department of Psychiatry. There will be a face-to-face discussion with doctors from 2:30-3:30 pm on 7/10, with a quota of 6-8 people. The registration link will be issued in the Q&A session of the lecture.

Topic: Social Anxiety Disorder
Time: June 26,2022 2:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81130368025?pwd=QWxuRFIzc0RUQ256eEdTbWpKSzd6dz09

Meeting ID: 811 3036 8025
Passcode: 738506

 

 

Support “PAUR Virtual Reading Pals”, an early childhood literacy program

More than 50% of California elementary school students are currently reading below their grade level. In the fall of 2021, Palo Alto University Rotary Club franchised the Reading Pals Chico program to help to improve reading skill of local grade 1-3 students from low-income families. The first site is at El Carmelo Elementary School. Within six months, 70% of students have reached to their expected reading levels! Based on Chico’s data, these students will continue to do better than the control group after the Reading Pals program likely because they gain confidence and develop a reading habit.

The Reading Pals program is conducted through Zoom. Each volunteer is matched with one kid and listens to kid’s reading while helping him/her along the way. At El Carmelo, the Reading Pals program is conducted twice a week for 30 min (Thursday and Friday 2:25-3:00pm).

We are very proud to announce that currently volunteers from our local Chinese immigrant community make up more than 50% of the volunteer team for the El Carmelo School site. Our volunteers feel very rewarding since they notice a difference they made for each student. WizChinese is encouraging more Chinese immigrants to join the volunteer team. If you are interested in knowing more or joining the volunteer team, please email wizchineseinfo@gmail.com.