The girls of the I AM Learning Partnership, Arnerich Massena’s award-winning community service program, are getting inspired by learning about women business owners and entrepreneurs in action. On April 4, the club took a field trip to visit Lisa Tran, the owner of Tan Tan Café, at her restaurant in Beaverton.
Lisa Tran had visited the Girls’ Club last fall to share her story about becoming a business owner and entrepreneur. She grew up a first-generation American after her parents emigrated from Vietnam. Lisa graduated from PSU with a degree in psychology, initially trying to avoid working in the family’s restaurant business. She returned to the business, however, and is now focused on helping to develop and sell the restaurant’s secret sauces in local groceries.
The girls were able to experience the Tan Tan Café firsthand. They ate salad rolls, spring rolls, vermicelli bowls, Pho, and the family’s famous peanut sauce, finishing with a traditional Vietnamese dessert of sweet bean curd and rice. All of the girls in Girls’ Club would like to express their gratitude to both the Tan Tan Café and Arnerich Massena for making this opportunity possible. What a great experience to see female business owners in action, and have a delicious meal!