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'How a Hidden Noodle Shop Tour Helps Street Youth in Vietnam,' National Geographic, July 7, 2016 - Tourists can explore the secret, slurpy side of the city of Hội An and support a program that trains local teens in hospitality.

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'STREETS INTERNATIONAL,' Asia Life, Feb, 2016 - A charity in Hoi An gives some of the poorest youngsters in Vietnam the skills they need for high-flying careers in the hospitality sector. With a new base in Saigon on the cards, Lorcan Lovett talks to its founder, Neal Bermas, about the inspiring work at STREETS International.

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'A Fearless Foodie’s Guide to Touring Vietnam,' The Wall Street Journal, Dec 31, 2015 - FOOD CAN BE a portal that offers a unique entree to a culture. But not everyone is up for stepping through it. At least not always.
Hoi An, a colorful, low-rise Unesco World Heritage site on the central coast of Vietnam, isn’t really a check-the-sites-off-a-list sort of place. But I’d still managed to do that. On two trips to the city of 80,000 I’d strolled along its river and through its historic center and gawked at the stout, 16th-century Japanese covered bridge. I’d popped into Buddhist temples sprinkled around the Old Town, wandered around the Hoi An Museum of History and Culture and sat on the beach snacking on fresh seafood.

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HEALING SUMMIT 2015 - Healing Hotels founder, Anne Biging, was introduced to STREETS and Neal through the Clinton Global Initiative. As a result, Neal was invited to be a guest speaker at their annual "Committed to Healing" summit  in Berlin.

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'How's This for a Career Philosophy? People First, Money Second!,' Just Breathe, May 15, 2015 - Imagine living in New York. Imagine living in New York as a very successful consultant. Imagine  working for world renowned clientele such as the Walt Disney Company or the Sheraton and Le Meridien Hotels, owning restaurants and bringing home a comfortable six figure income. And now imagine throwing it all away in order to start a non-profit organization in a third world country. Inexplicable?

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'Close, Up and Personal with: Neal Bermas,' Just Breathe, May 15, 2015 - Just Breathe sat down with Neal Bermas, the man behind STREETS International, to find out more about his motivation, inspiration and general views on work-life-balance and ‘virtues’ of the western world.


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'Hospitality non-profit expands to Ho Chi Minh City,' Thanh Nien News, December 31, 2014 - STREETS, a US-based non-profit organization, celebrated its expansion into Ho Chi Minh City during a recent Gala event at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza.


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'Taking to the South Asian Streets,' The Wall Street Journal, May 29, 2014 When it comes to exploring Southeast Asian Food, restauranteur Danny Meyer (North End Grill, Gramercy Tavern and Shake Shack, among others) said he doesn't really go beyond sausage and mushroom pizza. 


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'Inside the Annual Streets International Charity Fundraiser,' The Daily Meal, May 2014 - Streets International, a charity that helps disadvantaged young people in Southeast Asia start culinary careers, celebrated its 7th anniversary last night with their annual culinary event, fearturing Asian street food-inspired dishes by top chefs like Anita Lo and Daniel Boulud.

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'On the STREETS,' micenet ASIA, January 2014 - Vietnam's UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hoi An, is home to STREETS Restaurant Cafe, as part of a global social enterprise with an aim to develop and operate sustainable programmes for street kids and disadvantaged youth in Southeast Asia and the rest of the world.

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'STREETS International Graduates Another Batch,' Thanh Nien, July 2013 Fourteen young men and women from the fourth class of the non-profit enterprise STREETS International graduated June 26 in Hoi An City in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Nam. 

 

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