General

Full Name

Charlotte Cotter

Last name

Cotter

Current City

Middlebury CDP, VT

general

["Charlotte","Cotter","u5468u6c5fu96ef","Student at Yale University","New Haven, CT","Education","United States","I was born in Zhenjiang city, China when I was five months old and I was adopted at five months into the United States. My love for learning the Chinese language prompted a love for the country. I was deeply changed by my cross cultural experience with the Newton Beijing Jingshan exchange program. Today, I am committed to building bridges between China and the United States."]

Edu_Program

["Newton Beijing Jingshan School Exchange Program","Project Pengyou Leadership Fellows","CET Academic Programs"]

Edu_School

["Newton South High School"]

Edu_University

["Middlebury College","Yale University"]

Exp

["Beijing","Boston, MA","Chongqing","Harbin, Heilongjiang","New Haven, CT"]

Exp_Work

["China's Children International","Co-President","Co-founder and Co-president of China's Children International, the first online support and networking organization for young adults adopted from China. We run a pen pal program, a semi-annual newsletter of adoptee writing and art, a Facebook group, and an adoptee blog. We also help coordinate volunteer events and trips to China that emphasize both volunteering and connecting with the Chinese Adoptee Community. http://www.chinaschildreninternational.org","Nonprofit Charitable Organizations","The Apple Project","Volunteer Coordinator ","The Apple Project (www.theappleproject.org) is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring Chinese students to learn English and running classes in China via Oovoo taught by American students. I was selected by the founder of the organization to take over day-to-day operations during my senior year in high school. I was solely responsible for coordinating with the more than five participating schools in, among other places, Fuzhou, Fujian, Conghua, Guangdong, and Shazikou, Shandong, selecting and training the twenty-two American volunteers, publicizing the program around the nation, and generally making sure the lessons were successful. In addition, I also taught my own one hour lessons. http://www.theappleproject.org","Education","The Newton Public Schools","Intensive Mandarin Teacher","Taught an Intensive Summer Mandarin Course at Newton South High School for upcoming participants and teachers of the Newton Beijing Jingshan Exchange Program, a four month exchange program in Beijing, China in the Spring Semester.nnSummer 2012 and Summer 2014","Education","Half the Sky","Adoptee Facilitator","Led two sessions of first ever Half the Sky Summer Volunteer trip for Chinese Adoptees. Spent 4 weeks in Beijing, volunteering at China Care Home. Designed, created and led a curriculum for adoptee discussion on topics such as the state of China's modern social welfare institutes, adoptee identity in China and at home, and race in adoption. nOur Chinese Adoptee organization CCI is still currently partnered with Half the Sky, an international Berkeley and Beijing based non profit dedicated to improving the lives of those children in China's social welfare systems. http://www.halfthesky.org","Nonprofit Charitable Organizations"]

First Name

Charlotte