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Vietnamese Friendship Association

To create a comprehensive social experience for youth to develop job skills, create community, and explore cultures by managing a Cafe.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Education
  • Location Seattle, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 7
  • Website vfaseattle.org

Company Summary

The Vietnamese Friendship Association was formed in 1978 to respond to resettlement needs of refugees from the Vietnam War. We achieved this mission by providing information and referral, housing, ESL classes, job placement, interpretation and translation services. Over the past five years, our programs have focused on supporting children, youth, and parents in education, community development, and cultural preservation.

Team

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    Vu Le
    Executive Director

    Vu has a BA in Psychology and an MSW from Washington University in St. Louis. This is his sixth year with VFA. He was a Dan Than Americorps member for two years before becoming VFA’s Executive Director.

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    James Hong
    Director of Youth and Community Engagement

    James is a graduate of the University of Washington with degrees in psychology, sociology, and education. He served in Cambodia as a Peace Corps Volunteer for two years before coming to the VFA. His professional interests involves building sustainable and innovative community solutions.

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    Rachel Schachter
    Director of Finance and Development

    Rachel Schachter has over eight years of nonprofit experience with both local and national organizations. Her diverse experience in fund development, program management and finance brings a well-rounded perspective to nonprofits of all sizes.

Previous Investors

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    Seattle Foundation
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    Gates Foundation
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    City of Seattle Human Services Department
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