Laotian American Society (LAS) established officially as a non-profit organization in 2005. LAS began with passionate volunteers of the greater Atlanta Area from former groups including the Laotian American Organization (LAO) and Laotians of Atlanta. Volunteers and members participated in local community cultural, social, and networking events. Many of us shared the same vision to serve their community to support the younger generations, promote education, create health awareness, recognize role models, support Lao businesses and share the Lao culture with others, stemming the idea of LAS.