• Social and Systemic Change Strategizing
  • Leadership Development
  • Youth Organizing Internships
  • Political/Power Analysis & Mobilizing
  • Alliance and Coalition Building
  • OC Immigrant Rights Institute (OCIRI) – Extensive organizing and campaign trainings to expand immigrant rights and address immigration enforcement in OC
  • Direct Action Campaign Training
  • Political Education Trainings & Workshops – Vietnamese history, housing, immigrant rights, civic engagement, and more
  • Political Tours of Little Saigon – Walking Tours through Little Saigon, OC
  • Heart of Little Saigon – Housing Assessment Survey of Vietnamese renters
  • Cultural Organizing – Channeling Vietnamese Art, Language, Culture, and Stories into Creative Organizing Strategies
  • Narrative Change – Uplifting and empowering the resiliency of Vietnamese, low-income, and immigrant communities


Theory to Change Youth Program

VietRISE’s Theory to Change program is a 10 week program for Viet(namese American) community members in the Orange County region to learn social justice frameworks and foundations. Participants will attend workshops, learn creative strategies to take collective action, and complete an art project that highlights what was learned. Applications have now closed and the first day of the program begins on Saturday, February 23rd.

Political Tours of Little Saigon

The purpose of VietRISE’s political tours of Little Saigon is to: understand history of migration, settlement and growth of Viets in Orange County, talk about perspective and local work, and learn about the broader Viet community through a walking tour of Little Saigon.  Our tours are free for all community members and currently occur by scheduling directly with us for groups.

CYPHER Organizing School

VietRISE’s CYPHER Organizing School (formerly known as VietRISE YOP) is a six-month paid internship program for Vietnamese community members ages 18-30 who reside in Orange County that focuses on training participants to become effective leaders and community organizers. Ultimately, this program will work with participants to explore how to navigate and apply community organizing and civic engagement best practices within the Orange County political landscape. Applications for our 2019 program will be released soon.

Community Listening Sessions

We host Community Listening Sessions 2-3 times a year to provide an intentional space for Vietnamese community members to share stories, experiences, and insight regarding what it’s like to work and live in Orange County as well to identify issues that are relevant to the community. Together, we identify opportunities and strategies to help improve civic engagement and organizing in the Vietnamese community. 

Orange County Immigrant Rights Institute (OCIRI)

If you’re looking to deepen your engagement in the fight against the politics of hate and fear, this is for you. That means understanding what immigration enforcement looks like in OC, what sanctuary cities are and are not, how to put together a solid direct action, and how to get your message across effectively with arts, media, and sharp messaging. If you are interested in participating in our future immigrant rights organizing and advocacy trainings and workshops, please email Tracy at

Trainings and Workshops

We can conduct trainings and workshops for students, community groups, community members, and co-organizers around AAPI Hxstory, Vietnamese Political and Cultural Hxstory in Orange County, voter registration, field training, and organizing and direct action. Please let us know if you are interested in having us host a training or workshop with or for you!