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Dorchester Organizing and Training Initiative

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The Dorchester Organizing and Training Initiative (DOT-I) seeks to develop community leadership for Vietnamese-identified people in Dorchester.  Our focus is to build capacity and a nurturing safe space for young adult Vietnamese-Americans with the desire to create social change in the community by engaging in social issues such as civic engagement, housing, healthcare and workers’ wages.  We believe in winning with the collective power of the Vietnamese community in Dorchester.

The DOT-I Fellowship Program provides a great opportunity for young adults hoping to develop leadership skills and competencies through various trainings on community organizing and activism.  Though there are many programs and services within the Vietnamese community, there is a lack of opportunities for young adults to stay connected and be leaders in their communities of Dorchester.  The program is looking for Vietnamese-identified residents, students, and local workers who desire to transform their own ideas, share a passion in community networking, AND aspire to democratically build the collective voice of the Vietnamese community.


A photograph of Dorchester Organizing and Training Iniviative's 2016 Cohort

Interested in getting involved?

There are many ways to get involved wtih DOT-I!

DOT-I Fellowship Program: A leadership development and organizing training intensive in the fall. To apply for the program, click here.

Hai Bà Trưng School for Organizing: The Hai Bà Trưng School for Organizing is a training program for young Vietnamese American organizers ages 18-35. The 2018 training will be in Boston! Learn more about the training and how to support.

Door knocking: Help us get out the Vietnamese vote and talk to Dorchester residents about community issues before election day!

Become a member: Support the work of DOT-I and help us plan community events!

For more information about DOT-I and to get involved, email