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Our mission is to serve, support, and advance the Vietnamese American community. While MVMA's special commitment is to advocate for the cause of Vietnamese Americans, it serves all immigrant communities. We aim to build a strong, unified, and caring Vietnamese American community, where youth, adults, and elders are engaged and contributing citizens through continuing educational, social and economical advancement, and maintain our Vietnamese cultural ties.
The Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association (MVMA) was first started in 1979 by a group of Vietnamese volunteers dedicated to sponsor and help Vietnamese Boat people resettle in Montgomery and Prince George County. The founding Group offered sponsorships to help Boat People from Southeast Asian refugee camps resettle in Maryland, provided newcomers with temporary housing and helped them assimilate into their new living environment. To address the growing needs of Vietnamese refugees, the founders decided to formally establish a non-profit organization to develop adequate resources and better serve our community. Today, we continue to provide immigration services to newcomers in the area. We have expanded our services to include education and senior care response to the growing and complex needs of our community members. As an established nonprofit agency that has served the community for over 25 years, we are well recognized by our community, public officials, and other organizations for delivering value direct and referral services to our needy citizens. Serving as a nerve center of Vietnamese Americans, we are aware of local resources and key players that can advance the lives of our community members. We have extended experience in the education and immigration sector. We ran a tutoring program for over 13 years and received funding from your organization. Some of our board members are school counselors and school psychologists and have not only help us identify the needs of Vietnamese students, but also help us find resources and establish relationships with school personnel.
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