LAS Career Development Feb. 15, 2014 10am-1pm UPS Corporate Headquarters, Auditorium 55 Glenlake Pkwy, NE Atlanta, GA 30328 Attention all Laotian and Asian...
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Thanks to our great new students for attending Lao 101, held Saturday mornings at the Lao Center in Norcross. Would you like your children to learn conversational Lao? Then please come out to support this program! Contact: email@example.com for more information. Learn to speak Lao and make new friends!
Laotian American Society (LAS) is thrilled to announce that we have received a $5,000 grant from the UPS Foundation for our Education and Cultural Programs!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAOTIAN AMERICAN SOCIETY RECEIVES $5,000 GRANT FROM THE UPS FOUNDATION
Norcross, GA — 11/2/2014 — Laotian American Society received a $5,000 grant from the UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE:UPS).
The grant will be used towards LAS’s many programs such as the Education Program, which encourages higher education amongst Laotian-American students through tutoring, Lao language programs, and the yearly Education Award Ceremony which gives scholarships to qualified and outstanding students. The grant will also support the Cultural Program, headlined by our Traditional Dance Group. One of LAS’s most successful and known programs, it has given children to showcase their heritage through song and dance.
“Laotian American Society’s mission is to preserve our unique culture, promote education on all levels, and spread awareness and understanding in our very multicultural state of Georgia. This grant allows LAS to continue to help our students and community in their academic endeavors, so that they can learn and grow and help become great contributors and leaders in the mosaic of America.” –LAS Youth Mentoring, Boon Vong
Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, GA, The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: volunteerism, diversity, community safety and the environment.
In 2013, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $102 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
“The UPS Foundation is honored to support the Laotian American Society’s efforts to promote education and cultural preservation in thier community,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”
Laotian American Society Honored by Wells Fargo through ‘Days of Giving’
Laotian American Society (LAS) was honored by Wells Fargo with a $1,000 grant at the Days of Giving celebration in East Atlanta on Oct. 21.
Laotian American Society was among 44 groups chosen by the bank’s team members for the recognition in East Atlanta. The donation helped push total giving to more than $1.5 million across Georgia since the program’s beginning six years ago.
Falcons great Buddy Curry got the group off its feet with football exercises and then presented his five “core life principles” – sportsmanship, integrity, excellence, perseverance and teamwork.
Perseverance is the most important,” he said. “Never ever quit.”
Wells Fargo East Atlanta President Carol Morris led the ceremony. “To some a $1,000 grant may seem small, but we know each of these great groups will be able to make a huge difference with this,” she said. “And collectively this will have a major impact in our community.”
Added Jill Edwards, Wells Fargo business banking manager, “This is one way we are trying to be the best local bank in West Atlanta.”
The recognition event took place at the Sonesta Gwinnett Place in Duluth.
Wells Fargo also announced that its metro Atlanta employees gave or pledged $1.8 million this fall in the United Way and Community Support campaign – 24 percent more than last year.
Sabaidee!!! LAS is again starting up our Lao Language Program on Saturday, October 18th. Would you like the younger generation to be able to understand conversational Lao? Then please have them join us for Lao 101! Class registration is $25 and is held at our office: 6127 Oakbrook Parkway, Norcross, GA.
Interested in Learning the Lao Language?
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in Joining our Cultural Dance Team? Please come out to our Dancer’s Orientation this Sunday, October 5th at the Lao Center to meet the instructor and make new friends! Our dance program is open to Girls and Boys of All Ages. Please contact Bee at email@example.com for more information.
Our 2014 Dragon Boat Team Sponsors
A Big THANK YOU to all who attended our joint concert with LANA on Saturday, August 2, 2014! More photos and recap coming soon. Please don’t forget to Like and Subscribe to our Facebook page!!
Come learn Fruit Carving at the LAS Office!
6127 Oakbrook Parkway
Norcross, GA 30093
For more info, and to RSVP please contact Kim at: 678-787-3612.
Photo: Intricate fruit carving by our Instructor Sam T.
STUDENTS! Do you need help on your Math, English, and Science homework? We now offer tutoring for grades K through 12 Monday – Friday by appointment. For more info please email Jason, our Education Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678-956-1526.
Held at the LAS Office, 6127 Oakbrook Parkway, Norcross, GA 30093. Donations appreciated!!
Would you like to learn Traditional Lao Dance? If you are interested in enrolling or for more info please email email@example.com or call the LAS info line at 470-269-6014. — at the LAS Office. Donations accepted!!
6127 Oakbrook Parkway
Norcross, GA 30093
Come out to see our new office and meet the dance instructors, but please RSVP!
To register or for more info please email our Cultural Director at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laotian American Society (LAS) and its board members and advisers would like to thank all who attended our 9th Annual Event on March 29th. It is with your support that we can continue to give back to our multicultural Laotian-American community through scholarships, cultural programs, tutoring and mentoring programs, as well as contribute to the tapestry of Georgia and the U.S. as a whole. Thank you!!
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LAS at the Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival!
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!!
LAS Volunteer Appreciation Picnic / Youth Program Photos
Saturday August 24, 2013
Location: Our New LAS Office!
Thanks to the all the parents, students and elders that attended our appreciation day and youth program focusing on gardening and outdoor activities. We hope that everyone had a good time getting a sneak peek at our new LAS Office/ Community center, which will be open very soon! LAS and the Laotian community now has a physical place of our own that we can hold language classes, tutor, mentor, and point members of our community to the many resources available to them. We are just now getting started, so please, if you would like to volunteer or donate, please let us know!
Thank You for attending the 2013 EAC!
LAS’s mission is to give back to the community and support College and Grade School Students
55 Glen Lake Parkway
Sandy Springs, GA
LAS Natasinh Dance Group currently practicing for the upcoming Lao New Year events!
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Thanks to everyone involved in our
1st Annual Lao Senior Baci Su Kwan Ceremony