On April 29, 2016, the NCLCC had a meeting in Chicago at the National Chinese Language Conference. At the meeting, the representatives of the three founding organizations nominated Dr. Galal Walker to be Chair of the NCLCC Board, and Dr. Minru Li to be Secretary, with three Vice Chairs each from the three founding organizations.
The National Chinese Language and Culture Coalition (NCLCC) conducted a workshop at the Ohio State University from October 30 to November 1, 2015. The representatives of the Chinese Language Association of Secondary-elementary Schools (CLASS), Chinese Schools Association in the United States (CSAUS), and National Council of Associations of Chinese Language Schools (NCACLS)—the three major organizations devoted to K-12 Chinese language education—came to Columbus OH to write the Coalition’s Rationale and compile its Directory of resources.
At the CSAUS 10th Conference in Phoenix, 2014, the NCLCC gathered together to discuss the rationale and other issues related to the field of K-12 Chinese education. They also met with Mr. LEI Zhengang, Director of Culture Branch, Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, China.
On November 22, at the 2013 ACTFL in Orlando, Florida, the representatives of the CLASS, CLTA, CSAUS, and NCACLS, with the NEALRC as facilitator, got together to further discuss the common goals and their objectives. The meeting named this coalition as “National Chinese Language and Culture Coalition (NCLCC)” and drafted the mission statement.
On December 8, 2012, the representatives of CLASS, CLTA, CSAUS, and NCACLS gathered at the CSAUS 9th National Convention in Cincinnati. The NEALRC facilitated this meeting. These national organizations, focusing on Chinese language and culture in the field of K-12, initiated to form a national coalition to promote learning and studying of Chinese language and culture in American education and discussed their common goals and mission statement.