Former Tandem Parent Shares Experiences and Perspective on Vietnam War

Juniors in Tucker Winter's American Literature class enjoyed a culminating experience to their study of Tim O'Brien's Vietnam war remembrance The Things They Carried. Former Tandem parent Toan Nguyen came to share his perspective and experiences as a child in Vietnam during the Vietnam war. Toan has shared generously with our students in the past during their reading of O'Brien's book and is co-founder of the Community Investment Collaborative (CIC), a nonprofit organization that provides individuals in the Charlottesville area — particularly those who come from low-income households and lack college degrees — with training, mentorship and loans to launch their own businesses.