Vietnamese American Coalition @ UC Irvine
The Vietnamese American Coalition (VAC) was established at UC Irvine in 1993 by a group of undergraduates and alumni who felt concerned over the current state and the future of the Vietnamese American community, particularly that of Orange County. In order to end these concerns, VAC became politically and actively involved. Acting as a coordinating body, VAC aspires to promote active involvement within the Vietnamese American community, and to voice social and political issues pertaining to the Vietnamese American community, as well as those in Vietnam.
Since its creation, VAC has greatly impacted the Vietnamese community and the community here at UC Irvine. VAC has successfully established the Vietnamese American Mentorship Program (VAMP), the Annual Little Saigon Clean-Up, the statewide Vietnamese American Students Conference (VASC), and the annual high school outreach program, Shadow Day. VAC has also taken part in the UCI Hunger Strike for Ethnic Studies, tutoring programs, and the Nike Awareness Campaign.
Here’s a little blurb from them:
Every year at our Little Saigon Cleanup, over 400 high school and college students gather to pick up trash in the streets of our local community in Westminster. It wasn’t easy placing such a large t-shirt order within days of our event, but DTNtech both sponsored and helped us get shirts just in time for the cleanup. DTNtech is definitely one of the nicest and most helpful businesses we have ever worked with! I happily refer to DTNtech whenever people ask me who printed our organization’s shirts. Thank you, Serena and DTNtech! It’s always a pleasure. –Kevin Phung, VAC Co-Chair
Check out their website http://vacuci.weebly.com/index.html for more information!