Mission Statement & History

About Us

The Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (VietAID) was founded in 1994 by community leaders and residents who believed that a community development corporation would provide comprehensive economic development programs and services to alleviate poverty and advance civic participation in the Fields Corner Vietnamese community of Dorchester. VietAID’s mission is to build a strong Vietnamese community and a vibrant Fields Corner through the following measures: promoting civic engagement and community building; developing affordable housing and commercial space; providing small business technical assistance and micro-enterprise development; and offering high quality child care services.

Latest News

First human case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Massachusetts

BOSTON, Sep 11, 2019 The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced the first human case of West Nile virus in the state this year. Health officials said the individual is a man in his 60s from Middlesex County who was hospitalized due to his illness. Health officials said the risk of human infection with West Nile virus is considered to …

2019-2020: Enrollment for Dual Vietnamese-English K1 – BPS Program at Âu Cơ Preschool

Founded in 2005, Âu Cơ PreSchool is the first and only Vietnamese bilingual and bicultural preschool program in Massachusetts. Classes of Âu Cơ PreSchool are taught at VietAID Community Center, 42 Charles Street, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts. Âu Cơ is a Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care certified program that costs significantly less than most childcare programs in Massachusetts. Most …