• Voter Registration
  • Community Forums on Ballot Initiatives and Elections
  • Civic and Political Education
  • Leadership Development
  • Political Education
  • Organizing & Direct Action
  • Consciousness Building
  • Political Tours of Little Saigon
  • Community Listening Sessions
  • Community Surveys & Oral History
  • Trainings


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.

Orange County Youth Organizing Program

VietRISE’s Youth Organizing Program 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. 

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!