Lao American Organization of Elgin (LAOE) was formally established in 1996. Prior to 1996, community leaders supported the Lao American community of Elgin through various programs and activities dating back to the 1960's. We are proud to be a service organization with the mission to provide services and assistance to help our community develop and achieve success.
Lao-American Organization of Elgin was incorporated in 1996 with the following missions:
Unite and provide assistance to Laotian refugee, living in the Elgin and its surrounding cities, with emphasis on educational and Social-cultural factors as focal point. In greater detail, the purposes are as follows: