Posted on November 12, 2020 by Hinda Majri

Social Impact Leadership Accelerator

What are our program alumni motivated to do after they participate in a VIA program? This was a central question in recent alumni surveys and alumni summits, and it turns out that many of our alumni are hungry to launch

Posted on June 17, 2020 by Melissa Golden

VIAChat: Overcoming Anti-Asian Bias

Last month, during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we hosted our first ever VIAChat on addressing anti-Asian bias in the wake of COVID-19. If you’ve participated in one of our programs or are a friend of VIA, you may realize

Posted on November 25, 2019 by VIA Medical Programs Director, Lina Yamashita, PhD

Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders

Six high school students from Hong Kong and 32 medical students from Japan, mainland China, and Taiwan participated in the Exploring Silicon Valley (ESV) program in July and Exploring Health Care (EHC) program in August, respectively. The high school students

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VIA’s Impact in the Philippines

Although VIA stopped sending volunteers to the Philippines decades ago, several recent programs have forged new connections.  Sergius Santos, a native of the Philippines, who also studied in Japan, joined the March 2018 Design-Thinking for Social Innovation (DSI) program in

Posted on by Melissa Golden

VIA Alumni Entrepreneurs

Our alumni often apply their VIA experience to start new endeavors to address social issues. A few of our alumni entrepreneurs are highlighted here.

Yuta Tonegawa | American Language & Culture 2006 Yuta is the Founder and CEO of a