2016-2017

Kick Off The Year With Hope!

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Hope Kickoff, 2015.

Hope Kickoff, 2015.

HOPE Kick-Off is our annual tradition to introduce students to our project and all the services we offer. Students will have the opportunity to bond with high school students from the other sites we service as well as with our UCLA staff members and volunteers! This one-day event is a huge social event filled with fun, activities, games, and friendly competition to better understand ourselves and connect with our community.

We are currently looking for volunteers and chaperones to help out with our kickoff on Saturday, September 10, 2016 on the UCLA campus from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. If you’re interested in having fun with high school students, informing them about the college process, and meeting fellow UCLA volunteers and students, this is the event for you!

For those not in the UCLA area, we are also looking for chaperones who will ride with the students. Pickup and drop off will be at Westminster and San Gabriel area. We will be transporting students by bus from Westminster High School and San Gabriel High School to UCLA and back. Buses will be leaving from Westminster at 8 A.M., and from San Gabriel at 9 A.M. The expected time back to each high school is around 6-7 P.M.

There will be FREE FOOD provided for all volunteers and chaperones!

DON’T DELAY! SIGN UP HERE TODAY (mandatory)! 

Learn more about the event by checking out Facebook here!

 

2016-2017

VSU’s 33rd Annual High-School Conference Applications Have Opened!

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HSC Families

HSC students gather around to meet their family heads at the 2015 conference.

The Vietnamese Student Union (VSU) at the University of California, Los Angeles is proud to announce VSU’s 33rd annual High School Conference (HSC), taking place on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 from 8AM to 8:30PM at UCLA.

VSU’s HSC aims to bring high school students and their parents from all over Southern California to promote higher education, educating students and their families in an informative yet engaging way on the multiple pathways to higher education.

You can make a difference! By being a part of the conference, you will have the opportunity to not only empower and educate high school students and their parents, but also to develop personal relationships with a diverse group of peers that go beyond the your participation in planning and executing this conference. There will be opportunities to share your own college experiences as well as learn about the experiences of others.

HSC 2016’s ultimate goal is to empower high school students – to develop their critical consciousness and ascertain that they are strong applicants for institutions of higher education. Programming this year will focus on the college application process, while also maintaining classic components such as workshops on current issues in the Southeast Asian American community (e.g., education attainment rates, identity, belonging, mental health), a talent show, student/alumni panelists, and keynote speakers.
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APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH @ 11:59PM.

Extensions: Please contact Christine Pham, Education Coordinator, for more information.
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THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE. ALL POSITIONS OVERSEE ALL ASPECTS OF HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE.

Co-Chair (2): Plan and lead weekly meetings with coordinators. Responsible for planning and executing developments for coordinators to facilitate their growth and development. Attends Workshop Facilitator and/or Family Head meetings, if applicable. Assists in drafting funding proposals. Attends additional weekly co-chair meetings.

Parent Co-Chair (1): Primarily responsible for the development and execution of HSC’s Parent Component. Plan and lead weekly meetings with coordinators. Responsible for planning and executing developments for coordinators to facilitate their growth and development. Attends Parent Workshop Facilitator meetings, if applicable. Attends additional weekly co-chair meetings.
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REGARDING THE PARENT COMPONENT TEAM

This upcoming conference marks the fourth year for High School Conference for Parents. Although it is fairly new, the event has seen much growth over the past few years. Thus, members of the Parent Component Team will have an opportunity to make the greatest impact, carving a path that can help set the tone for future parent components and Parent HSCs.

As Parent Co-Chair, you will be responsible for a small group of coordinators and facilitators, focusing on tailoring High School Conference for visiting parents to help them better understand the college application process, multiple pathways to higher education, and general college life.

Applicants with strong creativity, organizational, and multilingual skills, especially in Vietnamese, are strongly preferred. Again, this is an opportunity to pave a vital path for future Parent Components, and we highly encourage anyone to consider joining this wonderful team.
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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY. The following are expectations for those who would like to join our team:

1. Attend weekly chair meetings. Time and date TBD.
2. Plan and attend weekly coordinator meetings, likely to be on Tuesdays from 8PM-10PM starting Week 2.
3. Chairs should expect to spend a minimum of 6 hours a week on planning and development.
4. Chairs must be able to attend and stay for the entire duration of HSC, scheduled to be on Saturday, November 19th, 2016.

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Questions, concerns, or comments? Please message:

Christine Pham
Education Coordinator
Email: cxqpham@gmail.com

Click HERE for the link to the application!

2016-2017 Cultural

Calling For VCN 2017 Staff!

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36th Annual Vietnamese Cultural Night Staff

The 2016 Vietnamese Cultural Night Staff, led by 2015-2016 Cultural Coordinator Sarah Ho.

Ever dreamed of planning a large production at the prestigious Royce Hall for over 1800+ people? Well, look no further because opportunity is knocking at your door. We are currently looking for staff members to continue the special tradition of planning the Vietnamese Student Union’s 37th Annual Vietnamese Cultural Night! And this year, we are planning to bring back the Moditional Dance team, so get excited for another awesome production!


Read about the different positions and responsibilities and how you can apply by clicking here!


For more detailed information about VCN and to take a look at archives of our previous productions, please visit http://www.vsubruins.com/events/cultural/vietnamese-culture-night/. You can also visit the official VCN website at http://vcn.vsubruins.com/.

If you have any further questions, comments, or concerns, do not hesitate to email VSU’s 2016-2017 Cultural Coordinator Michael Ly at vcn.ucla@gmail.com.