Asian American Stories introduction to Vietnamese community

On November 3rd, Diana Ding (Founder and Chair) and Hong Nguyen-Phuong (Chair, Partners) visited Vietnamese American Community Center and Vietnamese American Service Center in San Jose to introduce Asian American Stories Video Competition.

Quyen Vuong (Co-founder and Executive Director of International Children Assistance Network – ICAN) introduced Diana and Hong to the Vietnamese community.

Quyen Vuong is a Vietnamese-American refugee, a Yale and Stanford alumnus. With a burning passion to create opportunities for others, Quyen co-founded ICAN in 2000, a non-profit organization that initially aimed to help Vietnamese children finish high school. As the years passed, ICAN expanded its scope to include college scholarships and other programs.

International Children Assistance Network (ICAN) is a (501)(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2000 with the goal of engaging families to help children become successful and caring leaders in society. Their programs aim to help provide parents with the confidence and skills to be their own advocates. Their mission is to engage, inform, and inspire Vietnamese-Americans to raise the next generation of caring leaders through humanitarian programs, culturally responsive social programs, and community-based research.

International Children Assistance Network (ICAN) is a community partner of Asian American Stories Video Competition.


Asian American Stories Video Competition is supported in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library in partnership with the California Department of Social Services and the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs as part of the Stop the Hate program. To report a hate incident or hate crime and get support, go to CA vs Hate. Learn more at http://www.dingdingtv.com http://capiaa.ca.gov/stop-the-hate


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