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Welcome! Yinghua Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school offering an exemplary K-8 full immersion Chinese program in Minnesota.

GIVE TO THE MAX day 2013 is over, and we raised $32,831! You can still make a donation using this site anytime, but it will no longer be eligible for the special incentives from November 14. Thank you for supporting Yinghua Academy.


Everyone wants to help support our teachers, right?

Here’s your chance. Let’s GIVE TO THE MAX for our school, Yinghua Academy, so that our teachers can TEACH to the MAX. If we all pitch in, we can close our annual funding gap, making our amazing school even better.

While other schools have cut programs like music, art, and athletics due to budget constraints, Yinghua’s programs are thriving. We owe that to your continued support. Last year we raised over $20,000 on GIVE TO THE MAX day and $176,000 for the year.

Let’s top it.

Most of our school’s revenue is spent on our outstanding teachers, our dedicated staff, excellent benefits, and our enriched academic program. Your donation makes all this and more possible.

When you GIVE TO THE MAX, Yinghua Academy is able to:

  • Hire native Mandarin speakers. Our teachers come from around the world. Many need H1B visas to stay here at our school. We invest in our teachers by sponsoring numerous immigration visas each year.

  • Offer a top-notch music program. We have two full time Chinese-speaking music teachers with multiple music classes per grade per week, including two orchestra options for 4th – 8th graders.

  • Build a strong foundation in Chinese language. Yinghua hires full time Educational Assistants in grades K and 1. They help our youngest students acquire the Chinese language more quickly, with more individual attention.

  • Get our kids moving and staying fit. We have two full time gym teachers and multiple gym classes per grade per week (and a new gym is on the way!).

  • Grow the next Picasso. We have one full time art teacher, and will be adding another in 2015 to ensure that all K-8 students receive professional art instruction at least once a week.

  • Create a love of literacy. Yinghua has three full time English & Reading teachers and will be adding a fourth in 2014.

Most of our operating funds come from the State of Minnesota, but that’s not enough to cover the investment we make in our students each year, with an enriched curriculum and outstanding teachers. This year our goal is to raise over $25,000 on GIVE TO THE MAX day and $200,000 overall for the year.

GIVE TO THE MAX. Boost your chances of winning great prizes. The minimum donation is $10, but when you donate $50 or more, you’ve got a shot at winning:

Indeed Brewery Credit

One $50 donor will win a $50 gift certificate for Northeast’s Indeed Brewery. Named the Best Taproom in the Twin Cities by Minnesota Monthly!

Lantern Festival Tickets

Three $100 donors will win a pair of tickets to the Lantern Festival Gala and Auction on March 1, 2014. Get ready to party Yinghua-style.

Chinese New Year VIP Package

Two $350 donors will win six reserved seats and complimentary valet parking at Chinese New Year on January 31, 2014. That’s two extra seats per family, so both sets of grandparents can attend!

Family Holiday Photo Session

One $500 donor will win a family holiday photo session to use next month. Yinghua Board Member Sarah Whiting, a professional photographer, will snap your keepsake.

Golden Ticket Dinner

Yinghua’s Executive Director, Sue Berg, and her top chef husband, Greg, will treat three lucky $1,000 donors and their guests to a Golden Ticket Dinner party at her house.

Good luck, and thank you for GIVING TO THE MAX on November 14.

Xiexie! 谢谢!

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Welcome! Yinghua Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school offering an exemplary K-8 full immersion Chinese program in Minnesota.

EIN: 273698579

Reports: Guidestar


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