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Grants For NGO Work in Vietnam

Center for the Encouragement of Self-Reliance (CESR)

The Center for the Encouragement of Self-Reliance (CESR) wishes to announce its intention to award grants worth between $1000.00 and $10,000.00 to selected members of the VA-NGO Network, other NGOs, and individuals inside and outside of Vietnam that work to help needy fellow Vietnamese.

The grants will be awarded before December 31, 2011, and are expected to total $200,000.00.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for award, an organization or individual shall meet the following criteria:

1.Has been working to help the needy Vietnamese inside or outside Vietnam for more than one year with proven financial records and tangible results.
2.Can match the grant dollar-for-dollar with funds from other sources or with in-kind contributions that could be clearly monetized.
3.Has an on-going program that could use the grant in 2012.
4.Submits electronic applications before November 30, 2011.

Who Could Apply?
•A member of VA-NGO Net…

Vu Trinh for San Francisco DA. November 8, 2011


Vu Trinh, a graduate of University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, is a former deputy public defender and veteran trial lawyer who has served for over twenty years in the state and federal criminal justice systems, in his community, and in government. He is the current Commissioner for the State Bar of California's Criminal Law Advisory Commission (CLAC) to the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Like so many others, Trinh and his family immigrated to America in 1975 to pursue the promises of a better life, a life free from government oppression and corruption. Since then, Trinh has been able to achieve the American dream. Upon receiving his law degree and passing the bar in 1992, Trinh worked as a deputy public defender in Orange County where he handled a high volume …