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
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.
Business grants donated
We educate the community on the importance of the U.S. Census and being civically involved with local representatives.
We advocate for a more inclusive and accessible education system for all members of our community.
We advocate for comprehensive immigration reform that will improve the family visa system and create a clear pathway to citizenship.
Arlene Samona Markthapharak
Former LANA Board Chair & Executive Director
Former LANA Board Chair
California Judicial Court Registered Lao/Thai Interpreter
LANA Founding Member