Who we are
We're a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California. We strive to create a friendly, inclusive environment for productive communication and learning. We attempt to preserve our cultural legacy while encouraging innovation, educating our peers throughout the San Fernando Valley to prepare them for the modern world and its associated challenges.
Founded in October 2020, CHEER (Community for Holistic Education and Empowerment of Civic Responsibility) is a California-based 501c3 non-profit organization based in San Fernando valley. Our goal is to provide educational resources and community service opportunities for families and students; additionally, we host activities for cultural integration and mutual understanding.
CHEER Youth Group is a chapter of CHEER operated by students and for students to provide an accessible range of services to all, offering a rich diversity of activities for civic engagement and the development of leadership skills.
Originally formed as a constituent of the San Fernando Valley Chinese Cultural Association in September 2019, CHEER has since developed into an independently functioning organization that offers a friendly, inclusive environment and strives to preserve cultural legacy, while encouraging innovation and education throughout the community to further prepare peers for the modern world and its associated challenges.
Our mission is...
a. to provide holistic education to learners - children, youth, and adults - who find identity, meaning, and purpose in life through connections to their local community
b. to empower children and youth to develop intercultural leadership skills through civic engagement and educational opportunities such as peer teaching, fundraising, and educational events planning
c. to provide a platform for professionals to engage with communities
We accomplish this by facilitating partnerships with various institutions and stakeholders where children and youth will thrive and contribute to their communities.