Vietnamese American Civic Association (VACA)

Use Your Voice: Learning about Our Vietnamese American Identity | December 7

Saturday, December 7th, 12:30-4pm at the Vietnamese American Community Center/Viet-AID, 42 Charles Street, Fields Corner
Use Your Voice will include lunch, a movie screening, and community action. We will provide lunch, watch a movie about a Vietnamese American community finding its voice, discuss Vietnamese American identity, learn about the Bilingual Ballots campaign, and take action through door knocking. We hope to see you there for any/all parts of the event! Lunch will be served from 12:30-1, the movie will be shown from 1-2, the discussion from 2-2:30, and the community action from 2:30-4.
Hosted by the Dorchester Organizing and Training Initiative,

Dinner On The Corner Feb. 3

Celebrate the New Year with Viet-AID at the Vietnamese American Community Association! On February 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Vietnamese American Community Center will be hosting food, drinks, and cultural performances! To RSVP, please do so by email or call 617.822.3717x10. VietAID is located at 42 Charles St. in Dorchester, 02122.



My Dot Tour is a project of the Fields Corner Collaborative (FCC). FCC is a group of non-profit organizations concerned with touting the history and architecture of Fields Corner for increased economic development and social capital, as well as with supporting and strengthening youth leadership skills. The organizations include: the Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition, Dorchester Historical Society, Fields Corner Main Street, Historic Boston Incorporated, and SCI Dorchester/Dotwell. The 2011 Tour coordinator is Kate Balug.

2010’s My Dot Tour established a walking tour route, map, and live walking tour created and presented by teen participants.

My Dot Tour 2011 is a new and improved version of the tour that will emphasize residents’ contributions and will feature expanded methods of disseminating tour content through cell phone technology and other media. FCC thanks the Boston Foundation for Architecture for contributing grant funding for the Tour.

What’s your Fields Corner story?

Key Partners: 

Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition, Dorchester Historical Society, Fields Corner Main Street, Historic Boston Incorporated, and SCI Dorchester/Dotwell

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

To contribute to or inquire about the tour, please contact mydottour [at]


Vietnamese American Civic Association (VACA)

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

42 Charles Street, Dorchester, MA 02122

(Viet-AID building)


(617) 288-7344


Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F: 9am-5pm Social services for elderly / youth programs 
Weekend: 9am-noon ESL program only


Our mission is to promote family self-sufficiency and well being, and to facilitate community empowerment among Boston's Vietnamese population


Vietnamese American Civic Association
42 Charles Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Walk in

Key Programs Offered: 

Youth Development Program - Phuongdai Nguyen - Youth Program Coordinator The Vietnamese-American Civic Association Youth Development Program’s mission is to prepare and provide newly arrived Vietnamese refugees and immigrant youth as well as youth living in and around the community of Dorchester a safe interactive-learning environment where they are exposed to a variety of issues and topics that are tailored to their interest in order for them to develop into healthy educated adults.

Community Meeting Space Available: 


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