Support Community School of Excellence 

As CSE grows and expands, we look forward to working with community organizations and individuals who are interested in sharing our vision. CSE is always in need of office supplies, student materials, financial donations and volunteer support.  Below are several ways you can support our school and help our students grow. Make sure to check out our wish list!

DONATE SERVICESOffer your skills by leading after school enrichment programs and as you mentor students so students are confident in their social skills and academics.   

 Host our students on field trips, donate tickets or transportation costs for after school and athletic activities, host our students for intern experiences that help build background understanding and cultural knowledge.

DONATE TIME: Volunteer your artistic talent during Hmong New Year, work with students as a mentor or tutor, help our office staff with administrative support during busy seasons and special school event.  Experience and learn more about the Hmong culture and the CSE vision.

Community School of Excellence is a 501-c3 non-profit charter school. For those community members who prefer to give financial gifts to the school thank you in advance for financial support and sharing in the joy of leading students toward a positive and productive future. We are grateful for your support!  

Financial and In-kind gifts can be designated toward particular programs and services (ex. classroom field trips, science lab equipment, tutoring of newly arrived refugee students, parent programming, Thailand trip support). And all donations are tax deductible. 

To donate online, go directly to our GiveMN website at

To donate directly to our to school please contact Ms. Chente Vue, Family & Community Engagement Manager at 651-917-0073 or chentev@csemn

To give by mail, please send donations to the school address below:
Community School of Excellence
170 Rose Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55117
Attention: Rita Albert

  • Art supplies and multi-media materials
  • Literacy materials for K-8 (site word flash cards, vocabulary books, dictionaries)
  • Hmong artifacts, traditional designs in fabrics and clothing, written histories, photographs, newsreels of Vietnam that depict the Hmong, letters describing the encounters with the Hmong people prior to, during, and after the war
  • Thailand trip sponsors to support students and families so the can reconnect with their cultural roots on a field study to help students develop an appreciation of their vanishing history and refine their language skills
  • Science lab upgrade and materials
  • SMART boards: preferably for each classroom.
  • SMART tables (interactive tables) for each classroom
  • 1:1 laptops for each student--perhaps class sets to be housed in the classroom
  • iPads
  •  Increased technology infrastructure (bandwidth, etc.) to support Internet use
  • Books and subscriptions-print and digital
  • Shelving assistance for Media Center/Library
  • Financial support for author visits and guest artist presentations in the Media Center and Cultural Center
  • Production camera, editing equipment and software
  • High end Digital camera for school communications department
  • Inexpensive digital cameras for student assignements
  • Mounted TV or monitor and Blu-Ray/DVD for each classroom 

!!!Thank you for Thinking About our Students!!!