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Whatcom Community College

237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

General Phone: 360-676-2170
Financial Aid Phone: 360-676-2170
Sector: Public, 2-year
Classification: Associates Colleges

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Chinese school founder shares her culture - Bellingham Herald

The idea came to Ellen Yang in the faces of Chinese children who were adopted into Whatcom County homes.It was about 10 years ago. Yang - who was born in China, grew up in Taiwan and has lived in Whatcom County since 1976 - recalls seeing an increasing number of such children. Then, too, their parents were eager to learn about China. Ellen Yang (center) and Wendy Hagin (right) rehearse a traditional Chinese fan dance. The dance group, which includes 10 women, performed during the Autumn Moon Festival in September at Fairhaven Village Green. MAME BURNS THE BELLINGHAM HERALD "I wanted to help these children and their parents connect with language and culture," Yang says. MAKING A DIFFERENCE This is the first in a series of profiles of local people helping our community.Make a Difference Day, the national day of volunteering, kicks off in Whatcom County at 8 a.m. Saturday at Bellingham High School. To sign up for one of the following projects, call the Whatcom Volunteer Center at 734-3055.• Whatcom Museum of History & Art: Help children and families make crafts from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 1:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.• Allied Arts of Whatcom County: Clear - more available