This story exemplifies the importance of Chinese language schools to many communities.
The Chinese American community in Marysville, California; once home to a thriving Chinese American population in 1860 before anti-Asian violence drove them out, is trying to save an old Chinese language school brick by brick.
“I was born and raised here, and I’m doing my best to keep the town in one piece,” said Grant Menghini, 67.
According to the Appeal Democrat, each brick is being removed for the renovation process. Each of the bricks will also be saved and reused in the new building.
The now-dilapidated school will be rebuilt in phases as donations are received. Right now the restoration group has about half of the $25,000 needed to completely restore the school.
You can read about what the school means to the community in the Appeal Democrat.