The Laotian-American Community of Fresno is a 501(c) non-profit organization that was established in the year 2000. Their mission is to empower youths and families to achieve educational and socioeconomic success. Their programs consist of youth mentoring, leadership development, family activities, and Lao cultural and language classes.
This year, their annual gala will be held at the University Square Hotel in Fresno on August 27, 2016. The purpose of the event is to bring youths and families together to celebrate their successes and to honor those who have made a great impact in the community. They rely heavily on the donations of friends, supporters and local businesses. They have been fortunate to have the generous support of private donors, businesses and foundations.
Their 2016 keynote speaker will be Dr. Khonepheth Lily Liemthongsmout, Ed.D, Coordinator, Linked Learning Sacramento City Unified School District, College and Career Readiness Dept.
If you would like to learn more about their programs, please visit their office at 1940 N. Fresno St. or go to www.lacfresno.org.