Community Affiliates

Union of Vietnamese Student Associations (UVSA)

UVSA of Southern California currently represents 13 collegiate Vietnamese Student Associations/Union and the Vietnamese American High Schools Alliance, which consists of 15 high-school level VSAs.

UVSA was founded in 1982 as a means for youth to organize socially and politically within the community. Committed to cultural awareness, educating peers, and community service, UVSA is composed of volunteers including alumni, young professionals, educators, and college and high school students.

Annual activities and programs that UVSA organize include the Tet Festival of Southern California; VAHSA and UVSA leadership camps; Black April Commemoration in remembrance of the Fall of Saigon; UVSA Gala, Winter Formal, College Fair, Beach Day and Bonfire, and Friendship Games.

In addition, UVSA hosts a number of charitable and advocacy events such as charity car washes, fundraising dinner for camps, International Human Rights Night, candle light vigils for religious freedom in Vietnam, and more.

Campus Affiliates

National Education Index

The National Education Index is a comprehensive and informative resource that systematically sorts out the available undergraduate and graduate programs available today in the U.S. The NEI includes data collected and compiled from more than 19,000 educational programs at 2,240 universities throughout the nation, and presents the data into a rich and informative, easy-to-use database free for student access. To access this free database, click the link below.

UCLA Community Programs Office (CPO)

The Community Programs Office affirms that through community service that theoretical classroom instruction must be coupled with action that transforms these theories into practice.

In this manner students can come to understand the root causes of poverty and how to use their collective power to make social change. Students are encouraged to engage their work in the community with respect and an open mind, increasing opportunities for life-changing experiences. Ultimately the outcome of community service is that a student’s experiences and the management skills they develop become relevant to community empowerment and to creating a better world for all humanity. Project directors and volunteers work in earnest year round to provide a plethora of social, health and youth services to under-served communities throughout Los Angeles and beyond.

CPO website