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We accept charitable contributions by check or money order

Donations may be made out to SWAN

Room 106A, 327 Cherry Street

New York, NY 10002

When you make a tax-deductible donation to SWAN you are investing in building a truly Global Generation. SWAN students are made up of more than 630 talented and diverse individuals who learn Chinese language and culture from before kindergarten until they graduate from middle school.

SWAN combines indispensable After-School service with affordable high-quality language immersion.

SWAN After-School gives working parents a place for their children from 4-14 years of age a safe and productive learning environment. SWANs Chinese immersion classes, running every day from 3:00pm to 5:30pm stimulate and invigorate learning and achievement as well as cultural and linguistic proficiency in every SWAN student. By the time SWAN students graduate from Middle School, the vast majority of them can understand Mandarin Chinese.


Assists SWAN After-School program in the following ways

  • Gives 630+ SWAN students, aged 4-14 a safe and productive learning environment from 3:00 to

5:30pm, which are peak hours for unsupervised youth in experimentation with cigarettes, sex, and drugs.


  •        Provides working parents with affordable After-School childcare allowing them to be more productive and succeed.  Most SWAN students attend P.S.184M, of which around 70% of families qualify for a reduced fee or free lunch. SWAN is a fee-based ASP that, through fundraising, manages to partially subsidize the cost of its 10 month program, charging $100 per month for an excellent and quality program.
  • Your contribution enables SWAN to continue subsidizing more of the program costs for its increasing number of families experiencing financial hardship.

Provides Chinese Language 

and Culture Immersion

  • Gives 630+ students aged 4-14 grade specific, high-quality Chinese language and cultural learning for children of all backgrounds. Children in SWAN’s program learn both the language as well as arts, philosophy, and history of China.
  • Prepares children for a global environment through bilingual proficiency. The average graduating SWAN student scores “fluent” on SAT II Chinese exams..
  • Provides SWAN students with excellent language teachers. The majority of SWAN teachers have degrees or certifications in bilingual learning.
  • Allows SWAN to reach out to kids in other communities providing them with the same excellent service.



Shuang Wen Academy Network (SWAN) accepts charitable donations by check, money order or credit card. When contributing, please make checks payable to Shuang Wen Academy Network. Questions? Call us at 212.602.9760.

All donations to SWAN are Tax-Deductible under the extent allowable by law. SWAN is a registered 501-C3 Non-profit Corporation



Shuang Wen Academy Network (SWAN) helps students from varied social, economic and ethnic backgrounds develop proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, and acquire a greater understanding of Chinese culture, so they can become better global citizens in an increasingly competitive and demanding international environment. While providing early language learning opportunities that take full advantage of both traditional and innovative teaching techniques, advanced technologies and strategic partnerships, SWAN seeks to share its best practices and replicate its success.

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