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Helping Link-Một Dấu Nối 

Description

Helping Link - Một Dấu Nối has been serving the Vietnamese-American community for over twenty years. We provide English language and computer education classes for adults and seniors; after-school tutoring and summer classes for youth; job-site language training; information and referral services; and cultural events. Our programs are offered in a bilingual context and in a supportive, family-friendly atmosphere.

Mission Statement
Helping Link - Một Dấu Nối's mission is to empower Vietnamese-American refugee and immigrant families to achieve personal and family acculturation and self-sufficiency while nurturing community service and leadership.
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Helping Link-Một Dấu Nối
1032 S Jackson St #C 
Seattle 
WA
98104 
(206) 568-5160 

Minh-Duc Nguyen 
Executive Director 

Programs

Helping Link-Một Dấu Nối Programs

Language and Computer Education Classes
This cluster of programs offers multi-level English language classes and bilingual computer training to limited English language learner (ELL) adults and seniors. All classes are based on practical information for daily living and employment for refugees and immigrants and their families. We also provide job-site language classes.

Youth Link Program
This program offers a safe and constructive after-school alternative for children and young people who need assistance with homework and tutoring. The Summer Youth Link Program offers rotational learning in the areas of reading, writing, science, and math, and is accompanied by activities such as field trips, arts and crafts, rooftop herb gardening and cultural education projects.

Information and Referral Services
The Information and Referral Link is the safety net program of our agency. It serves our clients by providing the practical day-to-day bilingual information needed by refugee and immigrant families with limited English language skills or cultural familiarity. It also connects families to community resources and opportunities for greater self-sufficiency.

Recent Successes and Current Challenges

Helping Link-Một Dấu Nối celebrated its 20th anniversary this past year!

Reaching this milestone speaks to the commitment and passion of our countless volunteers who are the heart and soul of the organization and who keep our culturally relevant and community based programs humming. In 2013, Helping Link-Một Dấu Nối has served 1394 individuals, helping them to gain skills, confidence, and connections, to continue their education or find a new job, and to be actively engaged in the larger society while maintaining a sense of cultural continuity and pride.

Our programs help students and adults to succeed in this country despite multiple barriers around poverty, language, and literacy. At Helping Link-Một Dấu Nối, they find compassionate volunteers, individualized instruction, and community. At Helping Link-Một Dấu Nối, our participants know that we care.

The continuing challenge for Helping Link-Một Dấu Nối, is securing funds to sustain the coordination and administration of our core educational programs. Your support will help us to meet the demand for our educational programs and to empower individuals to fulfill their potential.

Evaluation

Current evaluation not available

Grant History with The Seattle Foundation:

Grants Awarded through The Seattle Foundation Grantmaking Program:

DateAmountPurpose
6/26/2008 $15,000.00support general operating expenses.

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