Public Safety Meeting @ Viet-AID, May 23

Viet-AIDPublic safety concerns will be the topic of a Monday evening in Fields Corner. Viet-AID is sponsoring the meeting, which will take place at 6 p.m. Monday at the Vietnamese-American Community Center on Charles Street. The meeting is prompted by what Viet-AID calls a “rash” of violence and thefts in that area. To join the community discussion, come to 42 Charles Street on Mon, May 23 at 6:00 p.m. 

Viet-AID Launches Summer Program for First Grade Students

Viet-AIDViet‐AID is excited to host a new annual summer program for first grade students. The program, which runs July 11 to August 19 in Fields Corner, is designed to provide youth who are English Language Learners an opportunity for academic and cultural enrichment over the summer. It offers half‐day programming, with a strong focus on literacy instruction. The program includes breakfast, three hours of literacy instruction and lunch. Students must be English Language Learners, have finished with K2 (rising 1st graders) and attend Boston Public Schools. Read on for details, or contact Jessica (617‐822‐3717 x21; or Hoa Mai (Vietnamese; 617‐822‐3717 x22). You can view or download a program flyer at Grade Info Sheet.pdf. >> Read More

Community Meeting on Public Safety, Mar. 8

Recently there has been some community concerns about safety and security at Shawmut Station in Dorchester.  A public meeting has been arranged to make sure these acts of violence are brought to the attention of the community and action is taken to prevent further attacks. This could happen to anyone who lives and works in Dorchester.  Therefore Viet AID would like invite you to a public forum to discuss how as a community we can best deal with this public safety issue.  Police leaders from C-11 Area and MBTA will be at the meeting and all residents are encouraged to attend and voice any concerns. For any further information please contact Nam Pham at

Tuesday March 8, 6 p.m.
Vietnamese American Community Center – Viet-AID
42 Charles Street, Dorchester, MA 02122

Vietnamese American Initiative for Development Inc. (VietAID)





Email:, Hoa Ngo, Office Manager

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 5:00pm

Viet-AID's after-school program runs during the academic year of the Boston Public Schools (BPS), from 3:00PM-6:00PM each day for 3rd to 7th grades. The beginning portion of the day we provide homework help, support and tutoring. Any additional time at the end of the day is spent on academic enrichment and fun, cultural activities.

All student in the After School Program are referred to Viet Aid by partner elementary and middle schools. For more information on joining the After School Program, please contact Jessica Ranucci at 617-822-3717 x 26 or HoaMai Nguyen at 617-822-3717 ext. 22.


The Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (Viet-AID) believes in strengthening the Vietnamese community and building a vibrant Fields Corner neighborhood with our neighbors. Viet-AID achieves these goals by developing affordable housing and commercial spaces; providing high quality child care services; facilitating job and business development; and actively promoting civic engagement.


Vietnamese American Initiative for Development Inc.
42 Charles Street Suite E
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call (617) 822-3717 ext. 24 for application for the Au Co Pre- School
Call (617) 822-3717 for First Time Homebuyers Classes in Vietnamese
Call Thu Truong at (617) 822-3717 for Small Business Technical Assistance.

Community Meeting Space Available: 


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