OUR VISION & OUR MISSION
Supporting Education in Rural Communities
Giving Communities Tools for Success
授 人 以 鱼不 如 授 人 以 渔
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime -- Chinese Proverb
We believe everyone should have access to education. Rural communities are often forgotten and their school districts and children are in serious need. It's our mission to provide educational support to these underserved students and teachers. By improving educational resources, increasing confidence in a successful future, and instilling a sense of empowerment and ownership, we can make a lasting impact on these communities.
Strengthening rural schools
Global Hearts, Local Roots
While education is widely regarded as a universal language, we recognize that rural communities face unique issues.
In the rural communities we serve throughout Colorado and China, we take the time to understand the people, languages, cultures, and challenges that shape the landscape. By collaborating with the local communities, we share ownership of our projects to ensure a sustainable and enduring impact.
Click on the image to the left to see a video of the work we do.
Join the Action
You Can Make A Difference
The best ideas come from collaborative minds. Whether you’re ready to take things to the next level, or you just want to learn more, we look forward to hearing from you.
Join Our Events
Making a positive impact should be fun! Join us at one of our many flagship events:
- Concert for a Cause
Friends of Nathan Yip is a young professional’s group that was started in 2012 by Nathan’s peers. Nate’s Night celebrates Nathan’s fun-loving spirit and love of music. Funds raised by Friends of Nathan Yip stays in Colorado, funding educational opportunities here at home. Learn more >>
- Summer Garden Party at the Yip's Home
Sushi, sake, and friends. This is our way of celebrating with supporters in a casual garden-party setting at the Yip’s home. The sushi is prepared on-site by the restaurant chef, Miki Hashimoto, owner of TOKIO in Downtown Denver. Our sponsor this year is Seattle Fish Company. Learn more >>
- Traditional Chinese Celebration
Dim sum means ‘touching the heart’ in Cantonese. It’s our traditional celebration of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival and it’s a fun way to involve the whole family while filling up with fresh and delicious dim sum. Learn more >>