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: We are an organization that works with refugee and immigrant communities experiencing educational inequities.

Vision: Communities are thriving, self-sufficient and have achieved collective and individual success.

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

  • Inclusivity: We ground our work in equitable representation, access, diversity and intersectionality.
  • Humility: We approach everything that we do with empathy and accountability as we learn and grow.
  • Equity: We believe that systemic oppression exists and we want to end it.
  • Collaboration: We build relationships to achieve our vision and values.
  • Commitment: We care for our staff and community. We want to heal and change.