January Newsletter

We celebrated the start of the year by hitting the ground running.
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We are excited to be launching our story-telling initiatives this year, starting with our series highlighting New Orleans as a Welcoming City. Play the video below for a brief clip, featuring one of our youth leaders, Noof, and our community ESL instructor Co Margaret. 

Family Fun Run with Youth Run NOLA!
VAYLA showed out at Joe Brown Park the morning of Lunar New Year to support Youth Run NOLA's Health Fair. We talked to community members about why the Census matters and how it affects us directly. #10Minutesfor10Years
girl smiling with mouse nose and face paint whiskers on is wearing yellow youth run nola shirt holding up a peace sign with one hand and a red envelope in the other
digital graphic with bullet points reading: VAYLA new orleans why should you be counted? being undercounted could potentially rob your state of the electoral power it deserves! demographics (a funny way to say "people who live there") of an area determine funding for this like Medicare, educational grants, infrastructure, libraries, hospitals, SNAP and food stamps, childcare development, etc.! helps businesses decide where to build new branches. helps provide language assistance during voting periods.
If you're interested in learning more or need any assistance, please reach us at
digital happy new year graphic with red background and yellow gold decorations above two women holding up peace signs with banner that reads $$$ mini CENSUS grant apps open!!
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Additional questions can be sent to
Are you or your organization interested in supporting our community for #Census2020? Apply now for additional funding! Our mini census grants are available for those dedicated to ensuring our hard-to-count community members are included. #EveryoneCounts
Youth leaders and POC community members are encouraged to apply.
Click Here to Apply!
Congratulations to these New Citizens!
man in suit standing next to woman in suit holding citizenship certificate
man in brown tan suit standing next to woman in blue dress holding citizenship certificate
Join VAYLA at Xavier University's Vietnamese Association's (XULAVA) Tet celebration this Friday, January 31 from 7:00pm-9:00pm!
Location: University Center at Xavier University
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