‘Part of our DNA’: Catholic Charities and Immigration

Vi Le remembers her childhood visiting a host of historical sites and other attractions in Oklahoma and around the country.

However, there was a building at 425 NW 7 that she and her parents visited more than any tourist destinations.

As Vietnamese refugees, Le and her family spent many mornings and afternoons there because it housed Catholic Charities.

Memories of making the trek to the faith-based agency with her parents came flooding back to the Yukon woman in the weeks since she was installed as the organization’s new board president on Aug. 31.

Le proudly embraces her heritage as a Vietnam refugee. She has come full circle as one of the leaders of an agency that welcomes and guides refugees who make Oklahoma their home.

It’s an experience that she knows personally, so she and her family couldn’t be happier.

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