Paying It Forward

Cindy's Story

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"My parents are refugees from the Vietnam War and left their home behind to find a better future. They started at the bottom, entering this country with no English skills and just the clothes they were wearing. To get on their feet, they relied heavily on nonprofits like United Way to provide skills, resources, and opportunities. My parents worked hard every day and night to provide a better future for me and my sister, and they knew the best way out of poverty was a good education. The single moment where my life changed for the better was when I received a letter of acceptance to college, making me the first person in my family to go to college. Now it’s my turn to give back and help others make their moment!"

Cindy Vu
Vice President Wells Fargo and United Way Bay Area’s Emerging Leaders Volunteer.



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