LAS Career Development




LAS Career Development
Feb. 15, 2014  10am-1pm
UPS Corporate Headquarters, Auditorium
55 Glenlake Pkwy, NE
Atlanta, GA  30328

Attention all Laotian and Asian American high school and college students, we are hosting an event to gain greater insight of different career paths as you plan out your education roadmap towards your inspired career.  Come and join us and learn from 8 panels of professionals in different line of work.  You will be welcomed to meet, ask questions and also hear about their education or training, experience, struggles or challenges and success.

Law Enforcement
Information Technology
Real Estate

Space is limited, contact us now to reserve your seat, parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

For more details please contact:



The 8th Annual LAS Charity Ball

The 8th Annual LAS Charity Ball

Recap and Photos!

Thank you to all of our Sponsors, Supporters, and Friends in the community for attending our Fundraising Ball. All the proceeds go towards our various programs, like our College Scholarships and Academic Awards, and Cultural Dance program.  LAS would like to thank the many people that volunteered their time for a good cause.


8th Annual LAS Fundraiser | June 8, 2013
5th Ave. Event Hall 

2720 Mall of Georgia Blvd.
Buford, GA 30519


Lao / Thai / Cambodian New Year Schedule in Georgia

Lao / Thai / Cambodian New Year Schedule in Georgia


Wat Buddha Khanti of Atlanta
4052 Zoar Church Rd, Snellville, GA
Tel: 770-979-9375
2013 Lao New Year: April 20th and 21st

Wat Lao Buddhamoongcoon
2325 Hillside Road Riverdale, GA 30296
Tel: 770-994-9270
2013 Lao New Year: April 27th and 28st

Wat Lao Buddha Phothisaram Inc
4433 E Conley Rd Conley, GA 30288
Tel: 404- 361-7805
2013 Lao New Year: May 4th and 5th

241 Buchanan Rd, Alto, GA 30510
Tel: 706-776-1440
2013 Lao New Year: May 18th and 19th

Wat Lao Buddharam Khambouneheuang Inc
136 Hamby Mtn Pk Dr, Baldwin, Georgia 30511
Tel: ???
2013 Lao New Year: May 4th and 5th

Cambodian Temples:

Wat Khmer Georgia
6533 Rock Springs Road
Lithonia, GA 30058
April 13 – 14

Atlanta Buddhist Temple
3798 South Rockbridge Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
April 20-21

Wat Tammarangsey
7025 Bryce Road
Riverdale, GA 30296
April 27-28

Thai Temples:

Wat Buddha Bucha
Rainbow Drive, Decatur
April 13-14



LAS Receives CHASE Grant thanks to YOUR Help!


Laotian American Society has just won $10,000 from the CHASE Community Giving Grant!  We couldn’t have done this without all the help from our friends and family, and supporters across the United States and the World!

Please Connect with us on our FACEBOOK page to see all the behind the scenes of the voting drive!


LAS attends the 2013 Georgia Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Legislative Day

LAS would like to thank the organizers and volunteers that put together the 2013 AAPI Legislative day at the Georgia capitol.  Georgia has one of the fastest growing Asian Pacific Islander populations in the country, and by voicing our concerns directly to our leaders (and Voting!), we can all perform our civic duty and become better citizens in this great state!

Many prominent members of our AAPI community in a photo op with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal.

LAS Natasinh Dance Member Indy talking about the problems of online bullying in front of a large crowd, including House Representative Pedro Marin, at the AALAC breakfast event.

Pictured with Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

LAS Board Members and friends with House Representative BJ Pak.


Jai Lao Foundation National Scholarship Program

Jai Lao Foundation National Scholarship Program announcement…. Please share this link so we can reach as many Lao-American students as possible.

Are you a high school senior or a college student of Lao refugee descent looking for help in funding your education? Jai Lao announces our second scholarship program for the 2012-13 academic school year. Scholarship Grants totaling $15,000 to twelve qualifying students (two $2,000 grants; two $1,500 grants; and eight $1,000 grants) will be awarded. Application deadline is August 12, 2012! Funding for this Scholarship Grant was raised at Jai Lao’s One Night in Laos Charity Dinner & Auction June 8, 2012. To obtain an application, please click on the link below:

Jai Lao supports higher education for the descendants of Lao refugees living in the United States. On November 2, 2011, Jai Lao launched our first National Scholarship Program offering an aggregate of $10,000 in total grants to eight qualifying students with a projected goal of increasing funds every year. Jai Lao’s National Scholarship Program is aimed at helping students afford college as well as to encourage community involvement while staying connected to their Lao culture and heritage. In a land of opportunities, we strive to give Lao Americans with a desire to give back to society an opportunity to succeed.


Celebrate the 20th anniversary of APA Heritage Month

APAs Making Waves PDF Flyer

Suwanee Public Library
361 Main Street Suwanee, GA 30024

Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of APA Heritage Month
Listen to recordings of Asian Pacific American stories
Learn how to preserve your Asian Pacific American family stories, photos, and documents
Learn about the Asian Pacific American Historical Society, StoryCorps Atlanta, Georgia Humanities Council, and Gwinnett County Public Library

FREE and Open to the Public Contact:


Please Vote For The Next Miss USA – Nitaya Panemalaythong

Image Courtesy of Little Laos on the Prairie Blog

Nitaya Panemalaythong recently won the Miss Minnesota pageant.  This is very exciting and a monumental accomplishment by a Lao-American.  Her life story as a refugee immigrant inspires countless people.

Nitaya’s next competition is the Miss USA Pageant on June 3rd.  We can help improve Nitaya’s chance to win by voting for her on social media (Facebook and Twitter).  Even if you are not in the US, you may vote, as long as you have an account with Facebook or Twitter. Please learn more about Nitaya and cast your vote at this link:

You may vote up to 10 times per day.  Also please spread the word to friends, family, and colleagues.


2012 Nordstrom Scholarship Program – Closes May 1 2012


Hi everyone, applications for the 2012 Nordstrom Scholarship Program are
available beginning TODAY for deserving high school juniors. The company will
award eighty (80) college scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each to students
in states where Nordstrom has a store. Please share widely with your network or
with anyone who knows of a young person who plans to attend college. (civic
groups, churches, fraternities/sororities, etc).