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'Expat lives: From Manhattan to Vietnam', Financial Times, March 2013 - Hoi An, a picturesque ancient trading port in communist Vietnam, or New York, the city that never sleeps? A strange dilemma when faced with the choice of where to settle down. And yet management consultant Neal Bermas gave up his six-figure income in Manhattan to settle in Vietnam in 2008, founding a non-profit enterprise, Streets International ...

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'Making a Big Difference Where It Matters Most', Vietweek, March 2013 When he visited Vietnam for the first time more than a decade ago, Neal Bermas was frequently approached by children who begged for money to buy something to eat and drink in Ho Chi Minh City.

Fully aware that Vietnam was in the process of rebuilding itself after decades of war, the last of them being the Vietnam War against the Americans, the plight of the children haunted him.

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'OFF THE STREETS, INTO THE KITCHEN,' The Wall Street Journal, March 2012 - "This was the reasoning be­hind the decision that Neal F. Bermas made when he gave up a six-figure income and moved to Vietnam to start a non­profit"

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'STREETS INTERNATIONAL BENEFIT AT THE ASTOR CENTER,' LocalBozo, March 2012 - "One of the most troubling aspects of modern society is the amount of youths who are turned out onto the streets around the world. This is a staggering statistic, which leads to massive poverty and crime. The global social enterprise initiative known as, STREETS International aims to change this trend in South East Asia and the rest of the world."

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'10 QUESTIONS FOR NEAL BERMAS,' Gourmet Live, August 2011 - "The founder of Streets International talks to Gourmet Live about his mission to give needy youths a career in hospitality."

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'DISHING UP SUCCESS,' Brandeis Magazine, Summer 2011 - " ... Culinary arts comes to the rescue of Hoi An streets kids." 

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'STREETS INTERNATIONAL: THE GRADUATES,' Live Hoi An, May 2011 - "The expressions of STREETS International founders Neal Bermas and Sondra Stewart were similar to that of proud parents.  Emotions were running high; their first class of kids had graduated. Within one month after the ceremony, all Trainees were employeed in the best 5 star hotels and restaurants in Hoi An."

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'FIRST CLASS OF STREETS INTERNATIONAL GRADUATES,' Cong An, January 2011 - "Twelve years ago, while visiting Ho Chi Minh City, Neal F. Bermas was walking on the streets of District One when he was captured by the sad eyes of a young girl begging and selling postcards. This began a journey that culminated in the creation of STREETS International."

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'STREETS TRAINEE RECIPE CONTEST,' Live Hoi An, December 2010 - "Each issue, Live Hoi An features a recipe for our readers to recreate back home."

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TIGER AIRWAYS PRESS RELEASE - November 2010 - Tiger Airways Singapore has joined hands with Streets International to help disadvantaged youth in South East Asia.

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'STREETS INTERNATIONAL OFFERS MORE THAN HOSPITALITY,' Aviation, September 2010 - "STREETS International, an innovative enterprise that prepares vulnerable and disadvantaged young people for careers in hospitality, invites you to try the Restaurant Café."

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'ONE MAN'S STREETS SMARTS,' The Examiner, July 2010 - "The plight of street kids in Vietnam moved a US academic to open a different sort of restaurant to help."


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