Serving Milwaukee’s Chinese Community
is the mission of the Milwaukee
Our mission is to serve
members and the community through Chinese language education, outreach and
kinds of programs does the MCCC offer?
We offer a few. One of
our main initiatives is to operate the Milwaukee Modern Chinese School (MMCS).
We have a community service program where we, as a community, participate in
the annual Holiday Folk Fair event through the (Milwaukee Modern) Chinese School. We also work with the Milwaukee
County Parks system to host the Chinese New Year event at the Mitchell Park
is the Chinese New Year celebrated at the Domes?
It normally happens at
the end of January or the beginning of February—it depends on which days the
Chinese New Year happens. It is a one-day event where we decorate the Domes
like Chinese New Year. And we have performers and programs, food services, and
a marketplace where you can shop. And we have lots of activities for kids
inside the Domes. This year there were 3,000-4,000 visitors who experienced
Chinese New Year in the Mitchell Park Domes.
are MMCS classes offered and who may attend them?
Our school teaches two
sessions of Mandarin Chinese every Sunday afternoon. We collaborate with Marquette University; they are very kind by
loaning the facility to us free of charge. We are very grateful to them. We
offer different levels of Chinese language classes, for students and
grown-ups—two classes for language education, and then we have a third class
for actual musical activities, and arts and crafts.
does an interested individual become a member of the MCCC?
We serve whoever is interested in Chinese culture. So, if someone says, ‘I am a member,’ then you are a member. There is no mechanism for you to claim to be a member… Individuals can go to our website, www.milwaukeechinese.org. They can also go to our school website, www.mmcsweb.com, to learn about our school program.