Mission

 
 

We are dedicated to advancing the social and economic well-being of the multi-ethnic Laotian Americans in the United States through civic engagement and public policy advocacy. 

We have established the following goals to fulfill our mission: 

  • Advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment for all multi-ethnic groups from Laos

  • Promote civic participation, education, and leadership

  • Develop a new generation of non-profit, public sector, and corporate leaders

  • Advance coalitions and community building

  • Increase funding support for Laotian community-based organizations

  • Foster and preserve cultural heritage

 
 
 

Jonathan Vorasane, Chair

 
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Impact

 
 

Since 1999, we have connected with thousands of Laotian Americans. Each year we fundraise to support the growing number of Laotian American students and business owners.

 
 

$20K

scholarships granted

$10K

Business grants donated

8

national conferences

 
 
 

Policy Priorities

 
 

Civic Engagement

We educate the community on the importance of the U.S. Census and being civically involved with local representatives.

Education

We advocate for a more inclusive and accessible education system for all members of our community.

Immigration

We advocate for comprehensive immigration reform that will improve the family visa system and create a clear pathway to citizenship.

 
 
 

Leadership

 

Board Members

Jonathan Vorasane
Chair

Jonathan Phoummany
Co-Chair 

Arlene Samona Markthapharak
Treasurer

Tony Innouvong
Secretary

Alex Vilaythong
Board Member

 

Advisory Board

Anasone Silivongxay
Former LANA Board Chair & Executive Director

Into Bo Champon, Esq.
Attorney-at-law

Maly Phommavong
California Judicial Court Registered Lao/Thai Interpreter

Khammany Mathavongsa
LANA Founding Member