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VCSA: 25 Years of Community Service

posted Dec 21, 2015, 3:03 PM by VCSA Admin   [ updated Dec 21, 2015, 3:03 PM ]

"VCSA: 25 Years of Community Service" ... powered by Leadership, Culture, Education, Excellence, and Volunteerism.

Thank you for making history with the Vietnamese Culture & Science Association!

Without the support of our members, volunteers, and sponsors, we would not have been able to deliver leadership development programs, walks for wellness, youth excellence recognition programs, and many other cultural, educational, charitable events and workshops.

Please continue to join VCSA to celebrate the history and contributions we have delivered to the community together. We are also positioning VCSA for the future.

Your partnership is essential!

Fundraising Campaign: $25 - $250 - $2500

Please contribute towards the general VCSA team or create your own team and ask friends and family to contribute towards your own fundraising goals. We greatly appreciate all donations, and especially want to encourage as many of you as possible to create a fundraising page of your own. Your friends and family are more likely to support you and your efforts to build a stronger community.

$25 We are asking all supporters to contribute with a minimal donation of $25, supporting $1 per year of VCSA's history so far.

$250 I hope you will agree that it's more fitting to support $10 per year for each year thus far. For those that donate or raise this much, we will honor your support with your individual or team name on the wall at the new VCSA Headquarters office in Houston.

$2500 For the generous donors and teams, we thank you! We will honor your support and sponsorship with your individual plaque in the reception area of the new VCSA Headquarters office in Houston.

THIS IS THE TIME! Your partnership and sponsorship is essential so that we may continue to:

  • Preserve and develop Vietnamese heritage and culture for Vietnamese - American young adults and Vietnamese descendants
  • Promote cooperation among Vietnamese - American professionals and build a strong Vietnamese community in North America in general
  • Build a strong sense of civic responsibility

To contribute to Team VCSA, please click on the VIETNAMESE CULTURE & SCIENCE ASSOCIATION link then select "Donate."

Alternatively, please select "Join This Team" to spread the word or build a fundraising team.

Thank you for your continuous partnership.

Vietnamese Science & Culture Association

Resume Preparation and Interview Techniques Workshop

posted Dec 2, 2015, 11:19 AM by VCSA Admin   [ updated Dec 2, 2015, 11:19 AM ]

VCSA will hold a very useful workshop to help you to create an effective resume for your job search and also teach you great tips and techniques to ace any interview for employment. The workshop will be held with the following details:

Date: Sunday December 6, 2015 
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: VCSA center - 4615 Belle Park Dr. Houston, TX 77072 - 281-933-8118

Registration Fee $20 per person, limited seats. First come, First serve!

Speakers are Ms. Lisa Thao Nguyen and Ms. Tu Nguyen, members of SAPENG (Shell Asian Pacific Employee Network) and who have more than 20 years of experience.

To RSVP please email vcsa@vcsa.org or call 281-933-8118.

2015 Mid-Autumn Festival (Tết Trung Thu)

posted Sep 15, 2015, 6:23 AM by VCSA Admin   [ updated Sep 22, 2015, 8:40 AM ]

Sunday September 27, 2015
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Children’s Museum of Houston (Google map)
                 1500 Binz Street  Houston, TX 77004
                 (713) 522-1138
Underwritten by Direct Energy

The Vietnamese Culture and Science Association (VCSA) in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Houston will organize the Mid-Autumn Children’s Festival at the Children’s Museum of Houston to celebrate the Vietnamese culture and traditions in the mainstream community. This would also provide the Vietnamese community with the opportunity to learn more about and explore the Children’s Museum of Houston.

Activities include:
  • Performances
  • Face Painting
  • Moon Cake
  • Lantern Making
  • Lion Dancing
  • Martial Arts
  • Traditional Clothing
  • Drawing Contest... and much more
Free admission for the first 200 kids (ages 12 and under) who arrive at the museum on the day of the event with a ticket.  Tickets can be picked up at the VCSA Center.  For more information please contact VCSA at 281-933-8118 or maf@vcsa.org

2015 Youth Excellence Recognition

posted Jun 29, 2015, 6:28 AM by VCSA Admin   [ updated Jun 29, 2015, 6:30 AM ]

Date: Sunday, August 2, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
Place: Kim Son Restaurant - 10603 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, Texas 77072 (map)

Vietnamese Culture and Science Association (VCSA) will sponsor the Nineteenth Annual Vietnamese-American Youth Excellence Recognition Program to commemorate the accomplishments of outstanding Vietnamese-American high school students.  VCSA annually recognizes the academic achievements of Vietnamese-American high school students who graduated as either valedictorian or salutatorian of their respective high schools. The program also serves to encourage the younger Vietnamese-American generations to strive for academic excellence and instill a strong sense of civic responsibility among all Vietnamese-Americans in the Greater Houston area. Every year, previous awardees volunteer to co-chair the event.

VCSA promotes excellence in education, leadership and skills development, and volunteerism through culture and science. The organization encourages multi-generational and cross-cultural collaborations by cultivating civic participation in the mainstream and Vietnamese America.  Tickets to the event, open to all members of the community, are $25.00 per person and can be purchased at the VCSA Center, located at 4615 Belle Park Dr, Houston, Texas 77072.

For more information, please call the VCSA Center at (281) 933-8118

Nicholas C. LePham Citizenship and Public Service Award

posted May 5, 2015, 12:35 PM by VCSA Admin   [ updated May 5, 2015, 1:36 PM ]

The Vietnamese Culture and Science Association (VCSA)
 and the LePham family are pleased to invite applicants for the 2015 Nicholas C. LePham Citizenship and Public Service Award. The LePham family and committee is looking to award this scholarship to an aspiring Vietnamese-American student who is able to demonstrate strong civic participation and active citizenship within the community. Changes and improvements can only take place when future leaders organize within the community to address problems. We seek to empower young Vietnamese-Americans to attend college, and to pursue their dreams for further community service and public works.

Applicants will be judged according to their merits in academic, community involvement, leadership, and character. We strongly encourage ALL eligible Vietnamese-American youths to apply. Selection will be conducted by a panel of Vietnamese-American young professionals. Five (5) finalists will be interviewed in early July 2015, and one (1) winner will be announced by July 15th. 

Eligibility: Any high school senior in Houston metropolitan area who is of Vietnamese descent and currently applying to college
Scholarships: $1,000 will be awarded
To Apply: see instructions on application form
Deadline: Emailed to lephamscholarship@gmail.com by June 30, 2015

About Nicholas C. LePham
Nicholas ChiLinh LePham is a graduate of Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Mr. LePham was born in Houston, TX, and spent his childhood there before moving abroad. However, he has always considered Houston his home and would like to give back to the community. He is also a passionate political activist, whose past experience includes work on the Presidential campaign of US Senator John F. Kerry (MA), the Congressional campaign of US 
Rep. Nick Lampson (TX-Sugar Land), the Hillary Clinton for President Committee (NY) and the Center for American Progress. More recently, he co-founded the National Organization of Vietnamese Leaders (NOVAL) where he is the National Board’s President and currently works at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the government agency that ensures consumer financial products and services work for all American. His goals with the scholarship are the following:

• Encourage civic participation, leadership and service among Vietnamese/Vietnamese- American students in the community
• Foster awareness of Vietnamese/Vietnamese-American culture and history
• Promote the interests of the Vietnamese/Vietnamese-American student bodies

Questions, concerns, or requests for applications should be directed to Head of Committee, Nicholas LePham, by email (lephamscholarship@gmail.com).

 Nicholas C. LePham Citizenship and Public Service Award

Name:                                 Date of Birth:                     Gender: 
Mailing Address:
Phone:                                 Email: 
High School:                        Current cumulative GPA:
All colleges/universities you are applying to:

Short Answers: 
A) What experience in your life shaped you the most?
B) Please elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences

Essay Question:
On February 4th, 2015, the hit comedy series Fresh Off The Boat premiered on ABC. The show is based on the memoirs of Eddie Huang, the American born son of Taiwanese immigrants, and chronicles his family's pursuit of the American Dream. This would be the first time in twenty years (and second time ever) that an Asian American family is the main cast on a network sitcom, sparking a conversation about the role of Asian American Pacific Islanders' (AAPI) in the media. What kind of social, political, or economic impact, if any at all, do you think this development has had on you personally, the AAPI community, or American society at large? Feel free to use any examples from this show or any other media portrayals of AAPIs to make your case.

To Apply: Applicants should send in 
  1. This application form. (or go to to http://tinyurl.com/qduxthr for online form)
  2. Your latest transcript (scan accepted via email).
  3. Extracurricular activities resume. Please include the length of time you were involved, positions you held, and activities you participated in or responsibilities you had.
  4. One letter of recommendation from a non-family member (please have recommender email us)
  5. Your answer to the Short Answers and Essay Question typed, and double space. 
  • Please put all these documents together and attach to an email and send by June 30th, 2015 to lephamscholarship@gmail.com.
  • Please label your files accordingly (LastName.FirstName.Documentname).
  • Five (5) applicants will be contacted for interview in early July 2015. The winner will be announced by July 15th.
  • Please note that the winner will be required to provide proof of enrollment at the selected college.

Len Duong Camp 2015 Fundraising

posted Feb 9, 2015, 8:11 AM by VCSA Admin   [ updated Feb 9, 2015, 8:15 AM ]

What: Len Duong Camp 2015 Fundraising
When: 7:30pm Saturday February 28, 2015
Where: K100 Cafe & Lounge, 6609 West Sam Houston Parkway South, Houston, TX 77072
Contact: for more information call 281-933-8118 or email contact@lenduongcamp.org

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