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Our Story

Our journey to make New Orleans our home

VIET was established in 2001 as the first nonprofit in Louisiana to focus on the economic and social injustice of non-English speaking and underserved communities. The organization's mission is to bridge the gap of disparities that prevent community members from growing and achieving the American dream. VIET is located in the heart of the largest concentrated Vietnamese community in Orleans parish. The area has attracted thousands of immigrants from Vietnam since 1975. While the area has suffered from numerous disasters, VIET continues to collaborate with residents to remove barriers & work toward equity, fairness & open access to resources.

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