The Union of Vietnamese Student Associations of the Midwest, a non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization, was founded in 2007 as a means for Vietnamese youth organizations from across Midwest United States to network with one another, share common resources, and collaborate on philanthropy projects. The UVSA-Midwest shall be an independent organization and shall not be governed or controlled by any other organization. UVSA-Midwest is committed to empowering emerging youth leaders within the Vietnamese community in the Midwest United States. Also it shall maintain and promote the Vietnamese culture. The UVSA-Midwest staff is composed of college and graduated students.
Servicing the Vietnamese American community in Midwest United States, UVSA-Midwest works as an umbrella organization and collaborates with individual student associations and other related Vietnamese community related organization to conduct events and projects. To these ends, we organize conferences and retreats focused on leadership, cultural identity, social and community issues in addition to a collective philanthropy project that involves the participation of all member groups.
Interested in getting involved with UVSA Midwest? Elections are held every year at the VIA-1 Conference, with each year alternating between Executive Board and State Representatives.