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Vietnamese American Civic Association.

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VACC

vaccVIETNAMESE AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER

Summary of Rental Policy_1Basic Information of Rental Policy

Location: at 42 Charles Street, Dorchester, MA 02122.
Contact: Michelle Hu
Phone: 617-822-3717 x15
Email: michelle@vietaid.org
Operating Hour: Monday – Friday 7:30 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Saturday-Sunday: Please contact our office to check on the availability
Our Center is only available for Non-profit organization, Community based organization and VietAID members.

The Great Hall:

Capacity: 400 persons standing / 170 persons with Tables & chairs
Rental Fee: $400.00 (for 6 hours/day)
Refundable Security Deposit Fee:
We require a refundable security deposit of $200 for any incidental charges.
Additional Fees:
• Outside of normal operating hours, there is a $20.00 per hour security charge (example: $20 each hour after 7:30 pm during Monday through Friday).
• Saturday and Sunday reservation requires a minimum of 3 hours at $20 per hour.
A community based organization may request a partial or full fee waiver
Priority and Discount for VietAID members.

Library and Other Meeting Room:

Meeting space is available for 5 to 30 persons upon request
Kitchen:
The Kitchen on the first floor can be used to warm up food only, limited use of the refrigerator is allowed.
Payment Methods:
• Security deposits are due when the agreement is signed. In case of any change or canceling, please inform us 2 weeks prior the event; we will refund 50% of the deposit. After that time, no refund will be made.
• Full rental fees are due on or before the event day. Please pay on weekday regular office hour.

VIETNAMESE AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER:

The 18,000 sq ft center serves as a nucleus for civic and cultural activities for community-based groups.

In 2002 VietAID completed construction and opened the Vietnamese American Community Center on Charles Street in Fields Corner/Dorchester. This was the first and remains the only Vietnamese American Community Center in the US. The Center was developed following a four year capital campaign, led by the CEO of Citizens Bank, that drew on the support of local Vietnamese residents, major corporations, local and national foundations and the City of Boston. Today, the Vietnamese-American Community Center hosts a number of arts and cultural activities as well as other programs and services during the week. Several non-profit organizations maintain their offices and programs at the Center including Associated Early Care and EducationClose to Home and Kit Clark Senior Services, non-profits that have partnered with VietAID on several initiatives.

Vovinam – Việt võ Đạo

Quang Trung Training Center of Boston was established in June of 2009 and officially named in October of 2010. The mission of the Center is to promote Vovinam – Vietnamese Martial Arts as a sport and a way of life to develop character and empower youths. The Center currently has more than 10 trainers and approximately 100 disciples from 6 to 60 years old practicing at Vietnamese-American Community Center (42 Charles Street, Dorchester, Massachusetts) on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Center has a special group of martial artists and a lion dance team to perform for the Vietnamese and non-Vietnamese communities. For more information regarding the Center’s activities, please contact the Board of Directors via email vaobi@googlegroups.com.

Table Tennis

Established 8 years ago, the table tennis club meets regularly each weekend to practice. Besides being an exciting and competitive sport, table tennis promotes fitness and health. It is an ideal sport for active people of any age. Prospective members and visitors looking to meet new friends, try something new, and be part of a team should contact Hoa Ngo (NDHhoa2002@vietaid.org) for more information.

Boys & Girls Scouts

Vietnamese Literacy

The mission of the Vietnamese Literacy Program is to preserve the Vietnamese language in future generations through tutoring in literacy and conversation.

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Community

Our Community of Fields Corner

Civic Engagement Initiative

VietAID has collaborated with the Vietnamese American Civic Association (VACA) to recruit and train more than 40 volunteers to register and mobilize Vietnamese voters. Of these, 22 were youth volunteers who also received training in leadership, voters’ rights, and outreach strategies. Staff, volunteers and partners registered more than 300 community members to vote, and significantly increased Vietnamese voter turnout.

Community Connection Initiatives

Community Assessment Survey

VietAID recognizes the importance of working collectively with our community’s culturally rich and diverse residents to combat the problems and issues that affect us all. We conducted a Community Assessment Survey in the fall of 2003 to identify key community issues and needs. Over two months, VietAID staff worked with youth and adult volunteers to interview more than 150 area residents from a broad representation of ethnic backgrounds. Our assessment brought out personal stories from Fields Corner residents as well as their thoughts on the most common issues affecting our community. The core issues identified included crime and youth violence and a lack of familiarity among different ethnic groups. VietAID will work with other Fields Corner organizations to do a new community assessment in 2009.

Community Clean-Up and Barbeque Celebration

VietAID has held community clean-ups, followed by celebratory barbeques. These community events have drawn more than 180 volunteers, representing a broad range of our community’s cultural groups, and provided and opportunity to improve our neighborhood and connect with others who care about Fields Corner.

 

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We at VietAID welcome constructive comments and feedback. If you need to contact us for any general inquiry, please use the following form for your convenience. If you need to reach specific members of our staff or our programs, please refer to our staff's biography page for contact information.

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