PROGRAMS

VietAID administers a range of child and youth services, including a pre-school, a summer and afterschool program, and a youth leadership initiative. In addition to family-oriented programming, VietAID also does work in economic development (family childcare systems, commercial cleaning, small business assistance), housing development and services (affordable housing, first-time home-buying courses, foreclosure prevention), cultural preservation, neighborhood revitalization, and community organizing.

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Founded in 2005, Âu Cơ PreSchool is the first and only Vietnamese bilingual and bicultural preschool program in 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 children are supported with tuition support from the government or our scholarship...

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Youth Programs

Youth Programs
VietAID Scholarly Program for Youth (VSPY): Established in 2010, VSPY offers a licensed summer and afterschool program for students in the 1st through 8th grades. VSPY provides affordable, high-quality, out-of-school-time programming for local, underserved youth to foster a sense of belonging and independence through a combination of experiential learning, family involvement, educational support, and community...

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Community Outreach & Engagement

VietAID participates in and hosts a number of events throughout the year, recognizing that the celebration of a variety of occasions are key to building a sense of unity and belonging within the community. Some of these include: Tết, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year; Dorchester Day Parade; and many more. In addition to VietAID led...

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Real Estate

As a community development corporation, VietAID’s primary goal is to contribute to the positive development and support of our community. One way we have worked to achieve this goal is by building affordable housing developments and managing them in perpetuity to create stability among housing offerings in the community. VietAID has developed four significant, mixed-use...

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Housing Counseling

Housing Counseling
As a Massachusetts Homeownership Collaborative approved counseling agency, VietAID supports families through the process of renting a home or acquiring affordable housing, including understanding tenant and landlord’s rights and responsibilities and navigating the contract between the housing agent, landlord, and tenant. VietAID’s first-time homebuyer training teaches about basic home purchasing, financing application procedures, building credit,...

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