Lao Assistance Center Welcomes New Media Production Team

Lao Assistance Center Welcomes New Media Production Team

In the ongoing efforts of the Lao Assistance Center to educate our community members about the dangers of smoking we have recently enlisted the services of local Lao Americans in the Twin Cities Metropolitan regional area to help us innovate, create and share videos and other media across the internet and in our community for the purpose of education. Please help us welcome Kelly Huang and Kerry Fongthavisay!

Kerry Fongthavisay is an alumni of University of Minnesota, a former present and advisor of U of M Lao Student Association. She has been a community volunteer for a few years, has been apart of organizing the Lao Heritage Foundation Music Camp and Lao Writers Summit in San Diego. Kerry was apart of a art project under Saymoukda to collect Lao Folk Stories and rewrite them. She soon discovered one of her passions is for writing and for stories.

Kelly Huang is a Lao/Chinese American filmmaker in the Minneapolis area. She’s mostly known for her documentary films. She’s also a full-time Video Producer at a tech startup, a part-time wedding videographer, a part-time production assistant for a community TV station and part-time travel blogger (it’s her new found hobby).

We look forward to seeing their results in the coming months ahead!

 

2017-2018 Energy Assistance Program Applications Now Available.

2017-2018 Energy Assistance Program Applications Now Available.

ໃບຄຳຮ້ອງຂໍໃຫ້ຮັຖ ຊວ່ຍຄ່າໄຟຟ້າ ເເກັສ ໃນຮະດູຫນາວປີນີ້ ເປີດຮັບສມັກເເລ້ວ ສເພາະສຳຮັບ ຜູ້ທີ່ມີຮາຍໄດ້ຕໍ່າ ເທົ່ານນັ້ນ. ໃບສະມັກເເລະຕ້ອງການຊວ່ຍປະກອບເອກກະສານໃຫ້ ຕິດຕໍ່ທີ່ສູນກາງ ຊວ່ຍເຫືລອລາວຮັຖມິນນີໂຕ. 2017-2018 Energy Assistance Program Applications Now Available. The cold weather is here! CAP-HC is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Energy Assistance Program (EAP) season. EAP is a federally-funded program that provides financial assistance to low income households to help them maintain electricity and heat during the winter months.

Assistance is available to all eligible Hennepin County residents, including the City of Minneapolis.

AAPI Beyond Bars Coalition conducting survey

AAPI Beyond Bars Coalition conducting survey

Have you participated in an activity or event sponsored by the AAPIs Beyond Bars Coalition? If you have, they want your feedback as they plan for building a more powerful movement to end the school-to-prison-to deportation pipeline! Please share your feedback by taking a short survey.

The survey asks about your interactions with the AAPIs Beyond Bars Coalition over the past two years, the impact of the Coalition on your work, and your thoughts on future activities/priorities for the Coalition’s work

Why Gambling Is A Problem in the Lao community

Why Gambling Is A Problem in the Lao community

The MinnPost recently had an article addressing why gambling is a problem in the Lao community. We recently became part of a research initiative, funded by Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance (NPGA) and the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The program examines gambling addiction in the community and provides support services to affected individuals and their family. For more information please visit the Lao Assistance Center.

Quitplan Available to Help Lao Quit Smoking

Quitplan Available to Help Lao Quit Smoking

Need help with quite smoke, please feel free to contact the Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota, Quitplan, and your health care provider. ຕ້ອງການຊວ່ຍເຫລືອເລີກສູບຢາ ຕິດຕໍ່ໄດ້ທີ່ສູນກາງຊວ່ຍເຫລືອລາວ ຮັຖມິນນີໂຊຕາ, Quitplan, ຫລື ສອບຖາມນຳເເພທ ປະຈຳຄອບຄົວຂອງທ່ານ. https://www.facebook.com/quitplan/ or visit https://www.quitplan.com/