Date: Sunday, August 7, 2016Time: 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 Twentieth 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 $30.00 per person and can be purchased at the VCSA Center, located at 13080 Bellaire blvd (suite G), Houston, Texas 77072.
For more information, please call the VCSA Center at (281) 933-8118
With greatest pleasure, the Vietnamese Culture & Science Association (VCSA) would like to announce the 25th Anniversary of our formation; celebrating a quarter century of commitment to the core values of leadership development, cultural education, volunteerism, and education excellence.
Please join us for VCSA's 25th anniversary celebration!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
Chateau de L’Amour
3330 S. Dairy Ashford Dr. Suite C
Houston, Texas 77082
Program Overview: During the summer of 2016, Vietnamese Culture & Science Association will deliver the following programs:
- Supporting tasks for the National Youth Leadership Development Camp Len Duong 2016 to be held
- VCSA 20 th Annual Youth Excellence Recognition Luncheon in early August.
- Fund Raising program for VCSA for the VCSA 25 th Anniversary Gala.
VCSA will have an internship position of Program coordinator to support the coordination activities for the programs above. The intern will be working full-time 35 hours/week for 10 weeks (June 5 – August 18)
Key Outcomes and Responsibilities
Assisting the project leads to organize and plan for events
Assist in the logistic planning for any events held by VCSA
Assist with administrative support tasks for VCSA Center operations.
Essential Qualifications and Key Competencies:
Has experience working with youth, fluent in verbal Vietnamese is specially preferred.
Has experience in non-profit management work and volunteer experience with VCSA.
Be open to Vietnamese traditions and values
Excellent communication skills
Organizational skills and flexible in assigned tasks.
Can effectively work independently and as a team member
Has reliable transportation or is proficient in using public transportation).
Terms of Employment: This is a full-time summer internship (June 6 – August 18, 2016)
Internship stipend: $1000 (at the end of the internship)
Gain skills in program planning, development, evaluation. Develop teaching and public presentation skills.
Receive regular bi-weekly mentor-ship from VCSA Board.
Receive training classes in fund raising planning for non-profit, leadership training on conflict resolution, communication and project planning.
Tap into the national network of VCSA national and international charity projects both in the United States, Canada and Vietnam.
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your qualifications for this position to Cam Truc Le at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: June 1, 2016
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 2016, and one (1) winner will be announced by July 15th.
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 (email@example.com).
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