Located in Azusa, CA, Charles H. Lee Elementary consists of students that come from low-income families. Serving grades K through 5, the students to teacher ratio is 23 to 1. Students often experience instability in the home and have inconsistent adult figures in their lives.
According to 2013-2014 California SARC, 92.4% of students at Charles H. Lee Elementary are socioeconomically disadvantaged and according to 2014-2015 California Student Poverty FRPM Data, over 84.6% of students receive free or reduced priced lunch.
What We Do / Results:
Beginning in 2012, Tzu Chi volunteers have partnered with Charles H. Lee Elementary in Azusa, California to provide character education during morning homeroom. One teacher shared that "Tzu Chi has opened the children's hearts. Now they understand how to care for others." Through joint partnership with the school, the students' grades
have shown improvement.