Posted on May 11, 2016 by Kazuya Aoshima, VIA Next Innovators Tokyo
Alumni News Japan Reunion

VIA Alumni Reunion Event

Next Innovators Tokyo (NIT) is an alumni group for those who participated in VIA’s ESI and DSI programs. They recently teamed up with the Japan Alumni Committee (JAC) to hold an alumni reunion event in Tokyo. -What motivated you to

Posted on March 21, 2016 by Christina Bui - VIA Fellow @ Pacific Links Foundation in Long Xuyen, Vietnam
Christina at Can Cau Market

A Life-Changing Experience

If you had asked me a year ago where I thought I would be by 2016, never in a million years would I say “Vietnam.” A year ago, I had envisioned myself working as an intern or an entry-level employee

Posted on December 5, 2015 by Melissa Golden
Soccer Innovation

Soccer & Social Innovation?

“Before I joined DSI, I was only a soccer coach for high-school students. ‘I want to change myself,’ I thought.” And that was just what Ryoma Tanaka did. A law student at Keio University, he still coaches soccer for high-school

Posted on October 5, 2015 by Melissa Golden

What did we do this summer?

Tiyi, [our first participant from France!] now studying at the International School of Asia, Karuizawa in Japan, shares a rundown of all the things she did and learned at ESI this summer. Thanks for bringing all your insights and ideas,

Posted on September 23, 2015 by Melissa Golden

Where People Who Are the Problem Can Be the Solution

Delancey Street Foundation has been a long time favorite organization for VIA Social Innovation program participants. ESI participant Cicy Zhang from Beijing shares her unforgettable experience at this “place for second chances” in this moving video reflection. {"@context":"http:\/\/schema.org\/","@id":"https:\/\/viaprograms.org\/where-people-who-are-the-problem-can-be-the-solution\/#arve-youtube-osiu9wtveb063934ceb315f6730424599","type":"VideoObject","embedURL":"https:\/\/www.youtube-nocookie.com\/embed\/OsIu9wTveb0?feature=oembed&iv_load_policy=3&modestbranding=1&rel=0&autohide=1&playsinline=0&autoplay=0"}

Posted on September 9, 2015 by Melissa Golden

No Risk, No Reward!

Part of our mini journey through Exploring Social Innovation program. Follow our two participants from Taiwan and Japan as they take the paperclip challenge through the streets of San Francisco reaching out to strangers and making some luck! {"@context":"http:\/\/schema.org\/","@id":"https:\/\/viaprograms.org\/no-risk-no-reward\/#arve-youtube-gzpdbmne1cg63934ceb33936899170162","type":"VideoObject","embedURL":"https:\/\/www.youtube-nocookie.com\/embed\/gzPdBmne1cg?feature=oembed&iv_load_policy=3&modestbranding=1&rel=0&autohide=1&playsinline=0&autoplay=0"}

Posted on February 12, 2014 by Jeanne Blamey, VIA Board Chair
Executive Director Cliff Chan

Message from the VIA Board of Directors

Dear Friends of VIA, VIA’s Executive Director, Cliff Chan, has announced that he plans to step down at the end of June. A true VIA stalwart, Cliff has devoted most of his professional career to VIA, twice serving as the