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
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
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.


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

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 ( 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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