Building a strong Vietnamese American community, and transforming Fields Corner into a vibrant, diverse neighborhood

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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.

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#GivingTuesday November 28th

On #GivingTuesday, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching up to $2 million of funds raised on Facebook for US nonprofits. Facebook is also waiving its …

Obituary: An Ton That (1932-2017)

Mr Ton That An passed away on Saturday, October 21st, in Pearland, Texas. Mr. An was a Boston Vietnamese community builder throughout the 35 years when he was in the …