2016-2017

Welcome Back, Bruins!

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Welcome Week 2016

Whether you were traveling, studying abroad, working, attending summer school, or just plain chilling, we hope that you had a fantastic and memorable summer that was one for the books! Week 1 is approaching, so look forward to joining your VSU gia đình in kicking off the school year with our annual Welcome Week! What do we have in store?

9/26 [Cultural + Social Night and Chè] – Singing, Dancing, and Acting! Come learn about our annual Vietnamese Culture Night and how you can get involved all while making new friends and experiencing some UCLA traditions! Meet us at Student Activities Center (SAC) Steps at 6 P.M.

9/27 [First General Meeting and Boba Run] – Come find out what VSU is all about and meet other members! We’re heading into Westwood for some yummy boba afterwards so stick around! Bring some cash and join us! Meet us at Sunset Rec Mesa Room A at 5:45 P.M.

9/29 [HOPE and SEACLEAR Kick Off] – Come learn about how you can get involved in VSU’s outreach and retention projects. Learn how you can get support for yourself and also give back to your community by hanging out with our awesome project staff from Project HOPE and SEA CLEAR! Meet us at Wilson Plaza at 6 P.M.

9/30 [Phở Night] – Bring some cash and join us for authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Get ready for an UN-PHO-GETTABLE night!  We don’t care if you like to eat it the Bon Appetit way or not, eat phở however you want and everyone is welcome! (feel free to twirl the chopsticks and add the hoisin sauce and sriracha!) Rides will be provided, so RSVP HERE!. Meet us at De Neve Plaza at 5:30 P.M.

Check out the Facebook event page HERE!

 

2016-2017

HSC Coordinator and Staff Applications Are Out!

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Family heads gear up for High School Conference 2015!

Family heads gear up for High School Conference 2015!

We’re back at it again…..with more staff applications for Vietnamese Student Union’s 33rd Annual High School Conference on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 from 8 AM to 8:30 PM at UCLA. 


APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH @ 11:59PM.

Extensions: Please contact Christine Pham, Education Coordinator, for more information.
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The following positions are available:

COORDINATOR POSITIONS
Family Head Coordinator
Fiscal Coordinator
Food Coordinator
Outreach Coordinator
Logistics Coordinator
Talent Show Coordinator
Tour Coordinator
Transportation Coordinator
Workshop Coordinator

OTHER STAFF POSITIONS
Family Head
Workshop Facilitator
General Volunteer

Descriptions of each position can be found on the next page.
Anyone who expresses a willingness to learn and grow is welcome to apply! No experience necessary.
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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; therefore 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. This is very important as many parents are interested in learning from us, and we want to give them as much relevant information as possible.

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 Component coordinators, and we highly encourage anyone to consider joining this wonderful team.

The following positions are available:

Parent Outreach Coordinator
Parent Tour Coordinator
Parent Workshop Coordinator
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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY. The following are expectations for those who would like to join our team:

FOR COORDINATORS:
1. Required to help with the planning process/attend weekly meetings, likely to be on Tuesdays from 8PM-10PM beginning October 4th.
2. Spending a minimum of 6 hours per week on planning and development. For coordinators who have meetings outside of general staff meetings, they are allowed to decide the duration and time of their committee meetings.
3. Must be able to attend and stay for the entire duration of HSC, scheduled to be on Saturday, November 19th, 2016.

FOR WORKSHOP FACILITATORS, FAMILY HEADS, AND GENERAL VOLUNTEERS:
1. Must be able to attend HSC, scheduled to be on Saturday, November 19th, 2016.
2. Workshop Facilitators and Family Heads must be able to attend their respective meetings with their coordinators.
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Questions, comments, or concerns? Please message:

Christine Pham
Education Coordinator
Email: cxqpham@gmail.com

Click HERE for the link to the application and a description of all the coordinator and staff positions!

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!