ICAN (International Children Assistance Network) is a (501)(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2000 with the goal of engaging families to help children become successful and caring leaders in society. Our programs aim to help provide parents with the confidence and skills to be their own advocates.
ICAN is proud to have been selected as Nonprofit of the Year
by Assembly Member Kansen Chu, Assembly District 25 for our passion and unrelenting commitment and dedication to strengthening the Vietnamese American community by developing the next generation of caring leaders.
We would like to share this honor with our funders, donors, supporters and participants, staff and volunteers who have trusted us and stood by us all these years - for without you, ICAN would not have been able to achieve such success. Thank you for your continued support.
We envision building a Vietnamese American community where everyone is Engaged, Informed, and Inspired to make a difference.
Who We Benefit
We help families prepare for their children to succeed in America with a strong cultural identity. We work with grandparents and parents in the Vietnamese American community to benefit young children, pre-teens and adolescents who may be at risk as a result of growing up in a trans-cultural environment.
We approach the teaching of parenting skills with the consideration of the challenges of raising a cross-cultural family blended with an understanding of child developmental psychology. This unique approach allows us to highlight the best qualities of traditional Vietnamese culture with the scientific understanding of psychology to help both parents and children make the best of a constantly changing dynamic environment.
We strive to possess in our work values of compassion, commitment, excellence, diversity and innovation because we believe that these same traits are ones that are most important in building a healthy community from village to society, from childhood to maturity and from one generation to the next.
We are a community of refugees and immigrants trying to build a new life in a new land. We want to give back and help change lives, much like the way our lives were changed — for the better — here in America ... read more