We are a nonprofit organization that supports the Mandarin Immersion Program at the Portland Public Schools of Woodstock Elementary School, Hosford Middle School and Cleveland High School.


我们支持普通话沉浸课程在波特兰公立学校 Woodstock 小学, Hosford 中学和, Cleveland 高中一个非盈利性组织.

  • Mandarin Chinese Learning

    Begins with much practice writing Chinese characters!

  • Shu Ren Supports...

    cross-cultural awareness.

  • Shu Ren Works

    with Portland Public Schools to support Mandarin Language Learning.

  • Our Mission includes

    supporting Chinese cultural knowledge for all students in our 3 schools.

  • Hosford Middle School

    is the Mandarin Immersion Program Middle School.

  • Woodstock Elementary

    is the Mandarin Immersion Program Elementary School.

  • We Support

    a multifaceted approach to learning.

  • Woodstock Mural

    shows a garden of Chinese and American children playing together.

  • Our Community

    as a child's drawing highlights our focus on multi-cultural learning.

  • Homework Help

    is one of the support functions of Shu Ren.

  • Cleveland High School

    is the Mandarin Immersion High School supported by Shu Ren.

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What's Happening:

Join us for the 2018 Shu Ren Gala: Dim Sum for Dinner 

Friday, May 18th
6:30 - 11 PM

Ocean City Seafood (3016 SE 82nd Ave)

$50 per person
$450 per table of 10 (Save $50!)

Each year our community gathers to raise money to help the Mandarin Immersion students participate in their Chinese Research Residency (CRR). An integral part of the 8th grade curriculum, these students engage in intensive field research, complete a documentary, live with a Chinese family, and practice Mandarin every day for two weeks in Suzhou, China. 

Come celebrate the Woodstock - Hosford - Cleveland Mandarin Immersion Program (MIP) and support the work of Shu Ren! 

Learn more about the Gala or buy your tickets now!

Mother's Day is coming soon and the 5th graders have your flowers! Order by Friday, April 27th and pickup on Friday, May 11th between 2:15pm-3:00pm (or email for other arrangements).

Hanging Baskets and Color Bowls

90% of proceeds to the CRR2021 Research Residency fund, 10% goes to the Shu Ren general fund. 


Poster Contest 2018


Thank you all so much for participating in the 2018 Dumpling Festival/Chinese New Year Poster Contest!  We got 55 poster contest submissions!!  Last year was about 30!




WaWaYaYa Joy Reader

Shu Ren has partnered with Woodstock Elementary to renew access to the Joy Reader app. It is available on Apple and Android devices. Ask your Woodstock teacher how to access this resource.


WaWaYaYa JoyReader is a library of high-quality children’s content that will satisfy the reading needs of all children aged 3 to 12. Its wide-range of thoughtfully selected Chinese, English and bilingual (Chinese-English, English-Chinese) stories provide the richness of the languages in the most interesting and endearing ways to children who are at an age when they are most optimal in learning language skills. JoyReader provides children with various ways of engaging with the stories, to enhance their reading experiences so as to help them cultivate a good reading habit. JoyReader is a library that every school and home must have.
* High quality children stories by established and reputable publishers
* Chinese, English and bilingual (Chinese-English, English-Chinese) stories
* Read-to-Me function
* Video recording function
* Chinese dictionary with Chinese audio pronunciation and English definition.
* Chinese phonetic guide

Chinook Book purchase can still help Shu Ren

Did you miss the deadline to order your Chinook Book from Shu Ren? You can still renew your mobile app and support us all year long!

Already have the Chinook Book app on your mobile device? Renew your subscription via the app and benefit our fundraiser. Under Manage My Subscription enter Partner ID: “shurenofportland”.

Don’t have email on your phone? Don’t worry! Just go to chinookbookmobile.com to download the app. Go to the "Purchase Full Access" screen on the "More" menu to pay for your subscription and enter the Partner ID “shurenofportland” to have your purchase benefit the fundraiser. 

50% of proceeds benefit Shu Ren and activities like After-school Homework Help


A Parent's Guide to Mandarin Immersion

Shu Ren parents and caregivers have found this book so helpful in the challenging early years of helping their students with the challenging task of learning Mandarin Chinese, that we are now offering it to you! $6 of the price goes to Shu Ren of Portland. 

A Parent’s Guide covers:

  • How immersion works in the classroom
  • The benefits of bilingualism for the brain
  • Chinese 101 for immersion parents
  • The academic possibilities immersion opens to students
  • Chinese literacy issues
  • The six types of Mandarin immersion families
  • Why schools offer immersion
  • How parents can turbo-charge their children’s Chinese


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