Who We Are

VFA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1978 to help Vietnamese refugees and immigrants adjust to life in the US after the Vietnam War. The organization offered ESL (English as a Second Language) courses, employment, and citizenship services.

Currently, VFA’s programs and services focus on four core areas:

  • supporting students to be college- or career-ready.
  • strengthening families to be self-reliant and successful.
  • developing leaders so the Vietnamese community is heard and represented.
  • engaging with diverse communities to advocate for systems change.

Mission: VFA advances equity in education, fosters civic engagement, and advocates for Vietnamese and other refugee and immigrant communities.

Vision: We envision a society where all members of the Vietnamese and other refugee and immigrant communities have the social, economic, and political power to succeed and to contribute to the betterment of our world.

Values: VFA staff and board strive to adhere to these values:

  • Compassion: We care about the well-being and dignity of others.
  • Responsibility: We have the duty to leverage our influence and resources to serve one another and the community.
  • Fun: We find enjoyment in one another and in our work.
  • Integrity: We are honest, authentic and follow through.
  • Equity: We give all people fair, just and unbiased opportunities and services.