UNAVSA held its 13th annual leadership conference in Framingham, Massachusetts on July 21 to July 24! At conference, Vietnamese-American and Canadian students and young leaders are invited to spend a long weekend networking, bonding, and learning. The conference aims at motivating and inspiring individuals to step up in building and progressing the community. The programming focused on leadership building, professional development, social justice, culture, academics, and many more subjects relevant to the Vietnamese-American and Canadian community. Entertainment is offered throughout the weekend with performances during the traditional culture show and gala events. Family program activities are also organized to allow attendees to network and build relationships throughout the weekend. During conference, attendees were also able to be a part of UNAVSA's Executive Board elections for the 2016 - 2018 term, as well as decide the new CPP beneficiary for the upcoming year.
For the past two years, the UVSA Gulf Coast Executive Board has hosted an annual President's Retreat to help unite our region's VSAs and provide the respective presidents with the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle the upcoming year. This year we decided to include not only VSA Presidents, but also each VSA's Intercollegiate Council Representative! Thus, President's Retreat is now... Leadership Retreat!
On Friday, June 10 UVSA Gulf Coast hosted a fundraising banquet to help lower costs to those going to UNAVSA-13 Leadership Conference in Framingham, Massachusetts. Many community leaders and members, as well as VSA officers and members, were in attendance to network with one another, as well as learn more about UVSA Gulf Coast and UNAVSA.Read More
UVSA Gulf Coast hosted its first annual awards banquet on April 24 at Chopsticks Buffet in Gretna, Louisiana. This awards banquet is meant to honor all of the hard work done by our ten affiliate schools in the Gulf Coast during the 2015 – 2016 year!Read More
From March 31 to April 17, UNAVSA hosted its “Project Thank You” campaign to help raise money for this year’s Collective Philanthropy Project (CPP), Kids Without Borders. By taking a photo in which you thank someone for teaching you something, and adding the pre-made CPP graphic to it, $1 is donated to CPP!Read More