Camp 2008

11th Youth Leadership Development Camp
Civic, Community and Culture

Location: Camp Young Judae, Wimberley, Texas, USA
Date: May 23 - 26, 2008
Camp Master: Định Ngô, Oklahoma City OK
Number of Camper: 272

Keynote Speaker

Ms. Jenny Do: Attorney at Law, Artist, Executive Director of Friends of Hue Foundation, "Woman of the Year 2007 of the 23rd Assembly District, California.

Jenny Do Jenny Do was selected as the recipient of the 2007 Woman of the Year Award for District 23rd bestowed by the California Legislature upon those individuals who made a difference in their local community and beyond.  A successful attorney who gains the respect of clients and peers, Jenny devotes her spare time to act as Executive Director for Friends of Hue Foundation, a nonprofit corporation that  provides multiple services to the poor and disadvantaged people in the region of Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam, including an orphanage that houses 40 children, a mobile medical clinic that serve an average of 350 patients per month and a micro-financing program that provides financial assistance to more than 1,000 families to date.  Locally, Jenny was the founder of Green Rice Gallery which provides a venue for Vietnamese-American artists.  She curated many well-received exhibitions around the San Francisco Bay Area, such as  Humans For Sale: A Photo Documentary, Poetry Gate, and Metamorphosis,  to name a few.  These exhibitions are intended to promote Vietnamese American arts and culture, as well as to raise awareness on social issues that impede the advancement of the Vietnamese American community and other groups.  Jenny has also sat on the City of San Jose’s Arts Commission.  She has participated in planning and organizing numerous fundraising events to support non-profit organizations and the arts.  Jenny earned her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from San Jose State University and her law degree from Lincoln Law School.  She is an adjunct instructor at San Jose City College and a regular contributor to the Viet Tribune newspaper.  She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the City of San Jose in 2007 and the unsolicited Belle Foundation grant in 2005.  Jenny’s works and life story have been featured in the Oprah Winfrey show, Time Magazine and many other programs on national and local media.