Hanban has several teachers in different SPS schools teaching Chinese.
From the article:
Hanban provided $150,000 in startup funds for the institute, which has been matched with about $150,000 in time and office space from the Washington partners.
The institute's main office will be on the UW campus, and its education office, now at Denny International Middle School in Seattle, will move to Seattle's Chief Sealth International High in the fall, when Sealth and Denny move into a new, shared campus in West Seattle.
The institute's director signed a memorandum of understanding with UW president Mark Emmert, Superintendent Goodloe-Johnson and Governor Gregoire.
Apparently some other communities in other parts of the U.S. have expressed suspicion mainly because of the worry over the role of the Chinese government in Hanban.