By Annie Kim
HOPE is a group of UCLA students from the Vietnamese Student Union who come to Chinatown and offer student help with homework, field trips, and peer advising. HOPE stands for Higher Opportunity Program for Education. They usually meet in the Chinatown Branch Library on Thursdays. I have been a part of HOPE for about two years and they have helped me out with regular issues in life like college applications, time management, and school. I interviewed Tiffany Tran, the site coordinator of HOPE. I learned that HOPE is not just for homework and peer advising. It is also a way to meet new friends and learn leadership skills. I have learned that the staff members take their time to help us because they care and not because they are forced to or get paid.