The Union of North American Vietnamese Student Associations is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization. UNAVSA is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of leaders who will serve as stewards of the Vietnamese community.


For nearly a decade, Vingo’s founders worked with the Vietnamese community across California to promote language, culture, and education. During our time working with students and educators, we observed widespread loss of heritage language and culture among the Vietnamese diaspora. Vietnamese children are unable to learn their native language, while parents struggle to preserve their culture among future generations.