Westchester Association of Chinese Americans (WACA)


Welcome to WACA

The Westchester Association of Chinese Americans (WACA) is a non-profit organization registered under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It promotes cultural and social harmony by working with schools, community centers and other culture organizations, providing assistance to students, artists, new immigrants and others to meet their financial and other needs; and organizing community activities such as Chinese New Year celebration, picnics, sports, and other social events.

It also endeavors to provide an enabling environment to enhance the mutually beneficiary interactions between all communities and to promote cultural and social exchanges among them.



5000 USD donation for personal protective equipment to organizations in urgent needs

As COVID-19 affects our community, there is a substantial increase in demand for the personal protective equipment (PPE). In addition to the volunteer works in the past few months, the Westchester Association of Chinese Americans (WACA) also contributed $5,000 to purchase 7,000 masks , and donated these masks to 9 organizations that are in urgent needs.

WACA really appreciates Dr. Jun Xu and the Association of Chinese American Physicians (ACAP) for their great efforts to make it happen.

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, the procurement and delivery of PPE become extremely challenging . Despite a variety of difficulties, Ms. Brenda Sun from WACA, working closely with Dr. Jun Xu from ACAP, made timely delivery of these masks to the organizations of Another Step, Cabrini-Eldercare, Cedar Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lifting up Westchester, Neighbors link, Sutton Park Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, Tarrytown Hall Care Center, Theodore Young Community Center, and Trinity United Methodist Church.

As a non-profit Organization in our community, we are wholeheartedly thankful to everyone who supports WACA. We are very proud of our Board members, their family and our friends. We are from community, and for community. Together, we can do better and more to serve our community.

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The Census 2020 Awareness:


The 2020 Census is a constitutionally mandated once-a-decade count of our nation. It is critical that we achieve a complete and accurate count of everyone living in the United States because the results determine how many representatives in Congress each state has — and how more than $675 billion federal dollars are distributed each year into communities for the next decade. The 2020 Census results inform spending for critical services like schools, hospitals, roads, senior centers, and much more. Shape your future. START HERE > 2020census.gov

联邦政府每十年开展一次人口普查。联邦政府依据宪法的规定收集信息。人口普查收集的信息会影响每年约6750亿美元的联邦资金的分配。这些资金将影响许多重要的社区服务,比如教育、医保、老年中心以及公共交通等等。塑造您的未来。 请从这里开始 > 2020census.gov

April 11th, 2020
Dear friends, colleagues and community leaders: 

In response to Corona-virus pandemic, Purchase College and the Performing Arts Center (PAC) have informed us that all scheduled events in PAC for the Spring Semester have been canceled, including our event scheduled for May 17. We fully understand the current situation and have also canceled our event. Let’s follow the CDC guidelines and overcome this challenging time. So we can get together again.  

If you ordered the tickets from EventBrite and wish to get refund, you can request it from the link in your original email or on EventBrite site. Any refund request will be handled based on the EventBrite policy and process. 

We have scheduled our next year celebration on February 13, 2021. If you wish to keep your tickets, we will honor them for the 2021 New Year Festival. 

If you have paid for an Ad or a table for the event, we will place your Ad on our website for free for one year, and will honor it for the next year’s event. If you wish to get a refund, please let us know. It may have to be processed after the corona-virus pandemic is over. 

We sincerely appreciate your understanding and your continuous support. Hope to see you all in the next year Festival. 

Stay safe and be healthy!

The Westchester Association of Chinese Americans (WACA)

Student Awards

WACA recognizes outstanding student leadership and community service annually.

Winners of 2019

  • 1st Place Winner: Ashley Dai
  • 2nd Place Winner: Andrew Lu
  • 3rd Place Winner: Eric Wei

Culture Programs

WACA promotes cultural diversity and creativity during Chinese New Year celebration and other events

Global outreach

WACA youth group connects with the world.


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Friends of WACA

  • OCA NY Chapter
  • Huaxia New York Central Chinese School 华夏纽约中心学校
  • Huaxia Chinese School Greater New York 大纽约华夏中文学校
  • Northern Westchester Chinese School 北威中文學校
  • Scarsdale Chinese School 华文学校
  • The Chinese School of Southern Westchester 南威中文學校
  • Westchester County Government
  • Westchester County Parks
  • Westchester County Office of Tourism