Board of Directors
Poverty in Vietnam
Appeal Letter
Humanitarian Projects
-Lavang Boarding House for Women
-Lavang Boarding House for Men
-Lavang Scholarships
-Lavang Libraries
Bicycles & Sandals
Students' Appreciation
Our Lady of Lavang
Linda Trinh Memorial
Vietnam Veterans
English Teacher
Our Patrons
News & Events
Donations & Contact

Welcome to Vietnam Dream for Success Website.

Dinner Dance Fundraiser
Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 6:00 pm at:

Harvest Moon Restaurant
7260 Arlington Blvd.
Falls Church, VA 22042

MC Ky Duyen
Y Phuong
Hoang Nhung 
Manh Cuong

For ticket purchase, please contact:

Mr. Lam Ung: (703) 307-5001
Mr. Son Tran: (703) 850-1723
Ngoc Minh Tham My: (703) 237-3999

We invite you to take some time to view our web and learn more about our missions to the poor in Vietnam. We hope and pray that you will choose to become a sponsor/supporter of our humanitarian projects that aim at effecting positive changes for poor children, young adults, and women in Vietnam.


Sr. Cecilia Nguyen, CCSS
President & Co-Founder


Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

Congratulations to the Class of 2013!

Congratulations to the Class of 2012!


31 students from our two Lavang Boarding Houses received college scholarships
on February 19, 2012.
Also pictured are CCSS Brothers and Sisters and our volunteer English teachers,
Theresa and Rachel from Massachusetts.


Women College Students (Feb. 19, 2012).


Men College Students  (Feb. 19, 2012).


College Graduation Class of 2011.

Class of 2011.

Class of 2011.

Most of the college students seen here are among the recipients of the
50 scholarships distributed on February 27, 2011 in Saigon. 
Thank you to the Sisters and Brothers
of the Community of Charity and Social Services (CCSS)
who helped VDS distribute these scholarships.

Go to "Scholarships" to view more photos.

College Graduation Class of 2010

High school students with Sr. Cecilia going for a ride with their new bikes!

THANK YOU Vietnam Dream for Success for our new bikes!

Elementary students in Hai Dang, Ba Ria receiving their new bikes!

Elementary students in Tan Ha, Binh Thuan receiving their new bikes!

An elementary student in Tan Ha, Binh Thuan
with Sr. Cecilia and her new bike!

About Us


Our 16 college students at the Lavang Boarding House with Sr. Nga.


Vietnam Dream for Success is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code, including to cultivate, promote, foster, sponsor, develop, and encourage educational opportunities and scholarship in Vietnam, focusing on disadvantaged and poor children, young adults, and women. Our Lavang Boarding House in Saigon provides tuition, room, and board for college students from poor families and assists them in the completion of their college degrees. Our Lavang Libraries provide reading resources to aid the students in their academic endeavors, to make available religious literatures on the Catholic faith and other religious traditions, and to combat illiteracy. Our Lavang Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to qualified students in elementary, high school, and college levels.

We work in cooperation with the religious communities in Vietnam, including the Catholic community and other religious affiliations. We operate exclusively for humanitarian, charitable purposes to improve the quality of life for the poor in Vietnam through the means of education.


Sr. Cecilia with the childen in Nghe An, north Vietnam.


Our Mission

Following the footsteps of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, who walked on this earth tending to the needs of the poor, Vietnam Dream for Success seeks to render its service to provide a better quality of life for the poor and vulnerable of Vietnam.

We thank God and our many benefactors who have made it possible to help us change the lives of the poor in Vietnam. Now we ask you to help us to continue the mission of Jesus: “Just as you did it to the least of these who are my brothers and sisters, you did it to me” (Matt 25:40). This is what matters in life; this is how Jesus will recognize us when we are ready to meet him.

Thank you for your prayers and generous support. May God bless you and your family with God’s manifold blessings. Let us keep each other in our hearts and in our prayers for ourselves, our families, and the people throughout the world. Let us pray that the “dream for success” of our poor children throughout the world will be realized soon.



The LORD bless you and keep you!
The LORD let his face shine upon you,
and be gracious to you!
The LORD look upon you kindly and give you peace!

(Numbers 6:24-26).