Ms. Cyndi X. Nguyen

New Orleans, Louisiana
United States

Focus Areas

Early Childhood Education
Racial Equity & Healing
Asian-American & PI Communities


Cyndi is an emerging leader who is the executive director of the Vietnamese Initiative in Economic Training (VIET). VIET is the first nonprofit organization in Louisiana that focuses on the needs of non-English speaking communities. The organization’s programs are based on identified community needs, including health and wellness, early childhood education and economic security. With large non-English speaking communities in New Orleans, Cyndi’s bilingual language skills have helped bridge the gap for families who might otherwise feel isolated. Her passion is to improve the quality of life for vulnerable children in underserved and underrepresented communities, creating opportunities for them to become engaged in their community, access services and thrive.