MQVN CDC's mission is to preserve and promote our unique diversity and improving the quality of life of residents in the Greater New Orleans area, beginning in New Orleans East. Together with community partners, our work encompasses health care, environmental and agricultural concerns, education, housing, social services, economic development and culture and the arts.
Our Community & Economic Empowerment Services
Our main constituency identifies as low income, Asian-American, African American, White, Latino and/or immigrants/refugees. Our community is located in the New Orleans well known as the "Village de l’Est".
Monday, Wednesday, & Tuesday
9:00AM - 12:30PM
Tuesday & Friday
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Every 3rd Thursday of each month.
“Together WE stand to make a difference in our community.”
MIMI NGUYEN | VOLUNTEER
How we started
MQVN Community Development Corporation is a non profit organization created in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in order to address the issues of the Vietnamese-New Orleanian community in New Orleans East. Many of the needs identified directly pertained to the major infrastructure that was decimated by Katrina without return. This includes the closing of two hospitals in the New Orleans East area and the lack of basic retail services that once thrived in the community which serves the Vietnamese-American, African-American, and Latino communities.