West Hempstead Long Island Chinese Cultural Center 由數位自臺灣移民美國的家長成立，因為人數逐 年增加，場地不敷使用，於1986年遷至紐約理工 學院(NYIT)。同年長島中華文教協會正式 向紐約州政府登記立案，成為一個非營利、非宗 教、非政治的機構，除了宣揚中華文化之外，亦 為下一代華裔子弟開闢了一個學習中文和文化認 同的場所。2020至2021年由於新冠病毒疫情延燒，學校轉至網課兩年，一直到2022年九月才再次於大頸南高中內重新開啟實體課程。
文協參與很多文藝活動，推廣文化到社區，例如長島亞裔文化節。藉由這個機會，我們的學生和教職員透過藝術、手工藝、舞蹈和歌唱表演來展現中華文化的內涵和傳承。在2014年，長島文協榮獲來自納蘇郡政府(Nassau County)的褒揚，推崇我們學校對社區的經濟、 社會和文化的貢獻。
Chinese Cultural Association of Long Island & Chinese School
Contact Info 聯絡方式 P.O. Box 276, Greenvale, NY 11548
The Chinese Cultural Association of Long Island (CCALI) & Chinese School first opened its doors in 1979 with only a few students. Classes were held on Saturdays at the West Hempstead Long Island Chinese Cultural Center. Over the years, enrollment increased and in 1985, the Chinese School moved to NYIT Old Westbury campus. As the Chinese School brought together a greater number of families in the Chinese community, the function of CCALI broadened to include the dissemination of the Chinese culture and the elevation of ethnic Chinese welfare in Long Island. In 1986, CCALI officially became a New York State non-profit community organization. During the COVID-19 pandemic from year 2020 to 2021, CCALI continues to serve the community by offering remote classes in these two years while searching for a new in-person venue. September of 2022, CCALI Chinese School re-opened its in-person classes at the Great Neck South High School in Great Neck.
In recent years, CCALI membership expanded rapidly as a result of the influx of ethnic Chinese on Long Island, as well as, the growing interest in learning Chinese. Our students are not only locals from Long Island, but as far as Manhattan and Queens. Our School has an annual enrollment of over 200 students with more than 30 teachers.
CCALI’s mission is to educate future generations about the Chinese language and culture and to expand Chinese cutural exchange in our society.
In 2014, CCALI was honored with a Citation from Nassau County in recognition of our economic, social and cultural contribution to our community.
Class sessions are being held on Sunday afternoons from 1:30 to 5:00pm. Cultural classes are held from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, for days that do not have cultural classes, students remain in language classes until 5:00pm.