Organizing the Tet Festival to celebrate the Vietnamese Lunar New Year Providing grants to other non-profit organizations servicing the Southern California region Coordinating the VAHSA and UVSA Leadership Camps to provide access to leadership development for high school and college students Participating in the Black April Commemoration in remembrance of the Fall of Saigon Hosting inter-collegiate events such as UVSA Gala, Winter Formal, College Fair, Beach Day and Bonfire, and Friendship Games
The Union of Vietnamese Student Associations Southern California (UVSA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan, community-based and youth-oriented organization designed to provide a united voice for Vietnamese American youth and professional leaders from across Southern California. UVSA was founded in 1982 as a means for the Vietnamese diaspora community to organize socially and politically. Committed to leadership development, cultural awareness, civic engagement, and community service, UVSA is comprised entirely of unpaid volunteers including students, alumni, professionals, educators, and community leaders.
Annual activities and programs that UVSA organize include
UVSA also participates, co-hosts, or sponsors a number of charitable events such as humanitarian relief concerts, charity dinners, International Human Rights Night, candle light vigils for religious freedom in Vietnam, and more.