To contribute to the growth and well being of the Vietnamese community inthe greater Seattle area and to promote and preserve our cultural heritage.
Helping Link - Một Dấu Nối has been serving the Vietnamese-American immigrant community for twenty-two years. We provide English language and computer education classes for adults and seniors; after-school tutoring and summer classes for youth; job-site language training; information and referral services for our most vulnerable; and cultural events for the community. Our programs are offered in a bilingual context and in a supportive, family-friendly atmosphere.
by Paula Y. from Seattle, WA
Helping Link is a one-of-a-kind agency that has reached out to Vietnamese immigrants and refugees in greater Seattle for 17 years. Children and adults learn how to succeed in the US, their new home, in essential and satisfying ways--language and computer skills; after school programs for school basics and art; field trips for all ages; simultaneously honoring Vietnamese culture and learning American cultures. Completely volunteer run except for the Exec. Dir--hardest working, most committed, miracle-worker on-budget leader/ founder imaginable. Located in "Little Saigon" in Seattle's International District. As a volunteer, I always feel valued and trusted to do real work that engages my experience/creativity. I see the difference HL makes in so many real-life, ways that go beyond surviving to thriving. Check it out.