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"Leave no song unsung !!!"
VPA programs include:
- IT training (with a focus on professional certifications), and other social programs to support disadvantaged individuals in Montgomery County, Maryland: "extraordinary efforts"(2001), Robert A. Duncan, Montgomery County Executive. This effort was conducted in cooperation with Linkages to Learning, an organization affiliated with Montgomery County and the Vietnamese Community of the Washington DC area.
- Vietnamese summer language school for the Vietnamese American youth in the Washington DC area by the Vietnamese Youth Education Association, already in its 40thth years of existence, with on-going support from VPA. . Check out what 320 youth did in the summer of 2016. VPA volunteers are recognised by The President's Volunteer Service Award (2008 and 2009), President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.
- A parnertship has been established with Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped (VNAH) to (1) build schools to support the disadvantaged minorities in Vietnam, and (2) to establish a fund in view of providing scholarships for high school students in Vietnam. This second project is also supported by many Vietnamese Americans with the goal to help needy but academically qualified students in Vietnam. Ten small scholarships have been awarded to students in Hue for the 2006-08 academic years.
- Annual conferences on Vietnam since 1999. The aim is to promote a forum with the participation of leading experts to discuss key issues and alternatives with the purpose of supporting Vietnam's social and economic development. Cooperation with other organizations: l'Association des Techniciens Vietnamiens d'Outre-Mer (Paris, France), the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC, The Office of International Programs of the University of Maryland and The Maryland - Vietnam Partnership. The late Dr. Robert A. Scalapino, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley, was the Advisor and Honorary Program Chairman. The last conference on "Sustainable Development in Vietnam" was held on November 13, 2003, on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. Holding similar educational activities - but now in Vietnam - are also being planned and implemented.