The goals of Lac Hong Vietnamese Language and Cultural Center are to promote knowledge and appreciation of Vietnamese language and culture; to teach Vietnamese language and culture to Vietnamese American youths so they will develop confidence and pride in their heritage; to encourage activism and community service; and to create an institution that promotes the practice of democratic principles.
What we do
- Create a safe, fun, and nurturing learning environment.
- Conduct classes to teach and enhance students’ ability to listen, speak, read and write Vietnamese.
- Teach Vietnamese folklores, folk poetry, history, geography and literature.
- Organize events such as Tet and Mid-Autumn (Trung Thu) festivals to teach aspects of Vietnamese life and culture.
- Teach students Vietnamese songs and dances, and create opportunities for performances.
- Teach students traditional Vietnamese values and encourage the application of these values to family and community life.
How we organize
Lac Hong is the coming together of parents and community members, joining our efforts to achieve our mission. We believe the best way to get things done is through the democratic process. Students over eighteen, parents of minor students, and teachers, all become members of the Lac Hong organization. Every two years, members elect a Board of Directors that makes decisions for the organization. The Board of Directors appoints cabinet members and teachers to carry out Lac Hong’s mission. All members have ample opportunities for participation and are encouraged to contribute. For example, those with teaching abilities may become teachers; those with organizational skills may serve as cabinet members; those with interests in music and dances may lead the arts club; those who can be at school often may be on the security team; and those who can’t give their time, can contribute financially. Our effectiveness depends directly on the efforts of each and every member.
We're governed by Lac Hong Bylaws.