Montagnard dega association inc.

Montagnard Dega Association, Inc.

  • The Montagnard Dega Association (MDA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 1987 by the first Montagnard elders to arrive in North Carolina.

  • We exist to unite and strengthen the fraternal ties of all persons of Montagnard heritage, to create a positive environment for all to meet, to build safe, healthy communities, to inspire education and to preserve our cultural heritage.

  • MDA works in cooperation with other mutual assistance organizations and community groups, local, state and national government, churches, and refugee resettlement agencies throughout North Carolina. North Carolina Division of Social Services recognizes MDA as a refugee service provider.

Our Services:

  • Services provided include pre-employment assessment, employment readiness classes, vocational training, resume writing, interview skills, job development, job placement and employment follow up, English and citizenship classes, transportation assistance, employment training, job development and follow up, interpretation and translation and case management.

  • Our goal is to assist our clients in achieving self-sufficiency which includes adjustment to life in the USA, being self-reliant, contributing members in their neighborhoods and communities, and ultimately earning American citizenship.

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The Montagnard Population Count

  • July, 2019 — Led by project coordinator Xuem Siu, this community led research project has sparked interest in community roots, next generation identity, policy decisions and the importance of the upcoming 2020 Census count, community research, and how accurate population numbers influence funding and decision-making that directly affects the well-being of the community.


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  • Interpretation service available with a fee: We offer Bunong, Rhade, Jarai, and Vietnamese.

  • Language Classes: Zoom Jorai Language Class: Weekday on Friday @ 5:30pm.

  • ALL EVENTS: Due to Covid-19, all in person events has been cancelled until further notice.