Lao Dancers

Three girls dressed in traditional clothing who performed a dance to celebrate the Lao New Year Festival. Just one of the many ways we are dedicated to the preservation and celebration of our culture!

Youth Scholarship

Our organization is dedicated the the success of our youth. We help students achieve their dreams by supporting their educations and have given scholarships to over 60 students in the last few years.


We celebrate culture by having Baci, a spiritual ceremony practiced in order to pray for blessings for occasions such as births, weddings, and festivals.

Community Service

We want the community to thrive! Community service projects are just one way in which we strive to better the community and the lives of those around us.

Lao Youth Leaders

We guide our youth to become leaders through programs that help them achieve their goals and get in touch with their roots. The youth are the future, and they deserve a bright one!

Health Programs

We're dedicated to the happiness and well-being of our community! We host programs and activities that provide people with the information and services they need to live a happy, healthy life.

Home Care Services

We understand the difficulties and needs of the elderly community, and our Home Care Services are here to ensure that the elderly can live happily and free of struggle in their day-to-day activities.

LAOE Programs

LAOE offers a number of programs that seek to ensure the advancement, development, prosperity, and happiness of the community by providing services that promote health, youth education, cultural connection, and tradition.

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Sabaidee! Welcome to our new webpage. We are a community organization with the mission to serve and develop the Lao American community of Elgin. It is our goal to instill...

Lunar New Year Celebration with Chinese Mutual Aid Association

On Saturday February 4, 2017, LAOE was invited to perform for one of our community partners, Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA). It was a celebration of the Lunar New Year...

NSRCF Scholarship Ceremony June 12 2016

On June 12, 2016, LAOE celebrated the success of 15 Lao American students that received a scholarship from the Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund (NSRCF). In 1980, nearly 40 years...

Asian American Advancing Justice Day

Asian American Advancing Justice Day

We are so proud of the Lao community Elgin for partaking Asian American Advancing Justice day in Spring Illinois on May 17th, 2016. It was a great learning experience for...

Undergraduate Summer Internship with DHS

Looking for a summer job and are a undergraduate? Look no further, The Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) is looking for current undergraduate students interested in a career in public service...

LAOE Partnership with Chinese Mutual Aid Association

Chinese Mutual Aid Association & Lao American Organization of Elgin Announces Partnership Partnership to Deliver Needed Social Services in Elgin & Surrounding Suburbs March 29, 2016, Elgin, IL – Chinese...

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

On Saturday January 23, 2016, LAOE and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders hosted a event for the seniors of Elgin. LAOE is proud to say...

White House Initiative on Asian Americans

White House Initiative on Asian Americans

You are invited to join us for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Great Lakes Region Lao American Health Care and Community Event Information: January 23,...

2015 Highlights and Achievements

We are so proud of our volunteers for supporting and assisting the Lao community. The past year has been a very successful year. All the hard work resulted in helping the...

News: Elgin lao group partners with nonprofit to offer in-home senior care

LAOE is proud of our collaboration with the Chinese Mutual Aid Association in assisting the elderly at home. It is programs, collaborations, and efforts such as these that help strengthen...