According to the 2010 Census, there are more than 1.5 million Vietnamese living in the United States. Of that total population, 67.8% were foreign-born and 22.2% were born in the US.
Even though there are many media and print outlets to connect the Vietnamese population to their local communities, there is not a centralized platform where people can connect not only to their local community but also to other communities in the US. Furthermore, there is a thirst within the younger, English-speaking Vietnamese-Americans to understand more about their parents’ generation and to connect to their Vietnamese heritage.
Vinacircle was initially conceptualized as a web and app-based platform to connect Vietnamese-Americans with their cultural communities. In the past year, however, Vinacircle has expanded its vision and scope not only to connect people and communities but also to bridge the generation gap between immigrant parents and their children.
Based in Dallas, TX, a city which ranks fourth in the top ten US metropolitan areas with the largest Vietnamese population, Vinacircle seeks to connect, inform and inspire both generations of Vietnamese-Americans by making the platform bilingual, accessible, and easy to use. Anyone with a smartphone can access the website and app to learn more about their Vietnamese community/heritage, stay informed about the latest community news, access centralized business directory, obtain the most up-to-date list and location of restaurants and cafes along with customers’ reviews and photos, connect with religious worship centers, and share their expertise and ideas with other Vietnamese-Americans.
We welcome you to our website and app and hope that you share our vision to improve the lives of Vietnamese-Americans living in the US.
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