The Taiwanese Youth Arts Foundation, Inc. (TYAF), established in 1982, is an IRS recognized non-profit organization.

The TYAF is the major funding resource for the Washington DC Taiwanese School (WDCTS). WDCTS is a heritage school and offers Mandarin and Taiwanese classes for students from pre-school to 12 grades. WDCTS also offers Japanese classes for adults and several extra-curricular activities such as Chess, Erhu, Violin, Art, Chinese Yoyo, Tennis, Aerobic Dance, and Tai-Chi.


  • Provide environment and opportunities for the young generations to learn Taiwanese languages and culture

  • Promote the understanding of Asian history and appreciation of different backgrounds

  • Engage in cultural, educational, social, and charitable activities and community services

Cultural and Charitable Activities

  • Sponsor the Outstanding Taiwanese American Youth Awards, in the Great Washington D.C. and Baltimore Metropolitan Area, to the youths (9th to 12th grade) who have outstanding achievements in Arts and Literature, Performing Arts, Athletics, Leadership, Academic, and Participation in Taiwanese Community Activities.

  • Sponsor the Summer Taiwanese Teachers Workshop.

  • Celebrate annual events, including the Lunar New Year, Taiwanese American Heritage Week, Mother’s Day, Harvest Moon Festival, and Winter Solstice.

  • Sponsor and support many cultural activities such as Taiwanese puppet show, and Review of the History of Taiwanese Movies.

  • Participate in charitable activities and community services, such as raising funds for disaster relief (e.g., 2005 Louisiana Katrina Flood).

 * Any contribution, large or small, is appreciated! Please send a check payable to TYAF at the address below:

P.O. Box 341384
Bethesda, MD 20827

(CFC: 78431)


  • Chienyuan Kao Ph.D. (高健元博士), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 240-683-6099

  • Meiyun Hshieh (呂美雲), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 301-528-2291