Our Mission:

Preserve.

LHF has a mission to promote, preserve, and transmit Lao culture through the arts.  We do this by providing free music and dance lessons year-round to students across the US.  We also host nine summer camps that teach many aspects of Lao culture, such as traditional Lao dance, Lao language, food, sports, etiquette, history, arts and crafts, and holidays and traditions.

 
 
 
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Our Impact

Since 2004, Lao Heritage Foundation has helped raise money for the Lao youth to attend cultural summer camps promoting Lao music, Lao art, and Lao tradition. The foundation has helped many young individuals to continue the Lao heritage for generations to come.

10+

years serving communities

LHF offers year-round traditional Lao arts programs and summer camps in communities throughout Washington D.C, California, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Texas.

 

600+

summer camp students annually

Our annual summer camps have grown to nine locations, benefiting over 300 Lao American Youths across the nation and another 300 children in Luang Prabang, Laos.

 
 

1400+

summer camp students

Since the launch of our first summer camp in 2007, an estimated total of 1400 students have attended all of our summer camps in America and in Laos.

 
 

Our Programs

In addition to teaching music and dance year-round in the Washington, D.C. area, LHF runs a summer camp program in several communities across the U.S. We create standardized music education system (notation and teaching techniques), train teachers, directly teach students, and coordinate with master musicians and community leaders. Today, we serve nearly 600 students across the U.S. and in Luang Prabang, Laos.

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Summer Camps

Every year, we partner with communities throughout the US and Laos to host youth summer camps.

 
 

Lao Heritage Foundation has been a GREAT experience for our grandchildren, exposing them to Lao arts and culture in a fun, interesting and age-appropriate way.

Marge H. / Read Testimony

 

 
 

Get Involved

 

Join a Program

Want to learn traditional Lao dance, music, and culture? Find a program in your area.

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a fun way to spend your weekend or summer? We’re always open to extra helping hands!

Make a Donation

100% of your donations go directly to our programs. They’re also fully tax-deductible.