Dear Friends,

I am writing to you today from Los Angeles, where we just announced a major grant from the 100,000 Strong Foundation to the heights center, founded by the one and only! Our $100,000 gift was announced with and LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa – both Boyle Heights natives – at the Foundation’s 2013 TRANS4M conference at the California Science Center. It was an amazing event!

Over the next two summers, the 100,000 Strong Foundation gift will send at least 10 students from LA’s Theodore Roosevelt High School to China through Americans Promoting Study Abroad (APSA). It will also help create an after-school Mandarin language program at the heights center.

You can read more details about yesterday’s event on the 100,000 Strong Foundation website.

Grants like the one we announced yesterday are so critical to helping realize our mission to expand and diversify the number of Americans studying Mandarin and studying in China.

I am so grateful for your continued support and look forward to sharing more exciting news in the coming weeks.

Best wishes,

Carola McGiffert
President & CEO