Welcome to Laotian American Community of Fresno

We are a grassroots 501(C)3 non-profit organization founded in 2000 by concerned community members and leaders. Our mission is to empower families to achieve educational and socioeconomic success by fostering leadership skills, strong mentorship networks, and a vibrant arts and cultural heritage within the community.


Youth Empowering and Educational Programs

Annual Lao Educational Conference (ALEC), Fresno

Every spring, the Laotian American Community of Fresno (LACF) hosts a one-day conference at Fresno State for middle and high school students from the Central Valley. The goal of the conference is to empower and encourage students by teaching them about the importance of education and providing them with the tools and resources they need to succeed. The one-day event features career, cultural, and educational workshops, as well as professional panel discussions and keynote speakers.

Scholarship Program

LACF offers and awards 10 Scholarship opportunities to college-student, annually. We believe in giving back to our community, encouraging and empowering our youth to pursue higher education. Since 2019, we have awarded more than $50,000 worth of scholarships.

Ambassador Program

LACF Ambassadors promote the fundamental values and principles aligned with Lao American Community of Fresno philosophies. As elite representatives of LACF, Ambassadors are dedicated to strengthening the Lao community, promoting education, and engaging with the Lao population. Ambassadors gain volunteer experience, professional development, and leadership skills.

Youth Summit

A program to support the introduction and preservation of Lao culture and language as well as learn about Lao American history. The program is targeting young children and introduces them to the Lao community's values and resources. It is a program for students to connect with one another, build a lifetime of friendships, and embrace our beautiful Lao culture and traditions.

Annual Gala Scholarship Fundraiser

Our LACF significant Annual Fundraiser event supports the many vital programs including the LACF Scholarship and youth programs. We invite you to join our next gala.

Community Engagements

Community Circle

A community-building program connecting people to enrich and empower the Lao American residents in the greater Fresno, California area.

Community Banquet Graduation Ceremony

An event to celebrate the accomplishments of our youth and community while strengthening cultural preservation.

The 5th Annual Gala Scholarship Fundraiser

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Marigold Flower

On behalf of the Laotian American Community of Fresno, thank you, gala sponsors and supporters, for your ongoing commitment and shared intention to reinvest and shape the lives of Laotian youth and the community.

In 2023, LACF proudly hosted over 400 guests. The gala has become a tradition in the Central Valley, providing a space where Lao people and supporters of the Lao community unite for a cause. The unwavering amount of support is a testament to our community's strength, vibrancy, and representation in Fresno, California, and the United States at large.


Help Our Cause

Your generous support to LACF will help us sustain our work with our communities!
Together we are able to offer scholarships, host our Annual Lao Educational Conference (ALEC), and provide a place for anyone to connect with Lao culture and people.

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