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

43rd Commemoration of April 30th

Today, we commemorate April 30th as the anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. For the Vietnamese community, there are different experiences and meanings of and about this historical day. Executive Director, …

Inside Boston with Joe Mathieu Facebook Live

On April 26th, an episode of Inside Boston with Joe Mathieu Facebook Live aired, which focused on Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood: https://www.facebook.com/wgbhnews/videos/10156300773444609/ https://www.facebook.com/wgbhnews/videos/10156303394209609/ During the interview, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh addressed today’s …