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The mission of the Hướng Việt Community Center is to promote, advance, and support the development of the Vietnamese American Community and families through educational, social, and cultural programs. Hướng Việt seeks to advocate and encourage the active participation and full integration of Vietnamese Americans into the East Bay Community
In 1987, a group of parents and volunteers came together to address the social and educational issues facing Vietnamese families living in America. They envisioned a center that seeks to involve the youths, parents, schools, and other social services providers working together to solve social problems by building on the strength of the Vietnamese family tradition. Thus, Hướng Việt is a reflection of the community-building efforts of those parents and volunteers.
HƯỚNG VIỆT LANGUAGE SCHOOL (HVLS)
Since 1987, Hướng Việt has taught over 3,000 youths through its Vietnamese Language School. Currently held at Roosevelt Middle School in Oakland (1926 19th Ave) every Saturday from 9am to 12pm, the Vietnamese Language School teaches Vietnamese American youths the Vietnamese language, and culture. Please contact us if you would like to enroll your child or for more information.
LION DANCE TEAM
The lion dance is an important tradition in Vietnam. The lion dance helps to bring in good luck for the coming year with its elaborate dancing and traditional music. The Hướng Việt Lion Dance Team has been in existence since 1996 and consists of Vietnamese youths who perform in many events and celebrations throughout the year. If you would like them to perform at an event, please contact us.
SOCIAL AND CULTURAL EVENTS
We hold social and cultural events to encourage the preservation and appreciation of Vietnamese cultural traditions through the annual celebration of Vietnamese holidays such as Mid-Autumn Moon Festival (Tet Trung Thu) and Lunar New Year (Tet Nguyen Dan). We also sponsor cultural and historical activities to create a better understanding and appreciation of Vietnamese and Vietnamese American cultures.
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