Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lao Assistance Center at Wat Lao Monticello!

Visit the Lao Assistance Center staff on Saturday, June 13th at the Wat Lao in Monticello! We'll be there to help celebrate Lao tradition and culture and to talk with members of the community about our programs including the effort to promote DTV awareness, the Census 2010 and our programs to assist elders and to help promote chemical health and prevent problem gambling. There will be many opportunities to learn how to live chemical free regarding alcohol, tobacco and drug use. And as always, you can always contact the Lao Assistance Center by e-mailing sunny@laocenter.org or calling 612-374-4967.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Census 2010 Efforts

If you'd like to get involved in Census 2010 efforts in the Minnesota community contact us at the Lao Assistance Center. Pany Siharath is taking the lead on these efforts at the Lao Assistance Center and you can contact him at pany@laocenter.org or call the Lao Assistance Center.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

DTV Outreach at the Minneapolis Farmer's Market

On Saturday, June 6th, Lao Assistance Staff and youth volunteers along with representatives from Mn Media Empowerment Project, Grass Roots Solutions and Main Street Project came together to inform the community about resources available regarding the transition to DTV on June 12th at the Minneapolis Farmer's Market. Despite the cold and rain, everyone was happy to have the opportunity to talk to visitors from all over the Twin Cities and received great responses from many who were curious about their efforts.

Joint Staff Meeting With North Minneapolis Organizations

On Friday, June 5th, the Lao Assistance Center, Harrison Neighborhood Association, SEACC and other community organizations held a unique joint staff meeting to become acquainted with one another and to provide a greater opportunity for interorganization collaboration. The meeting was well attended and staff had an excellent opportunity to develop new plans for the future, including efforts to address Census 2010, DTV and other projects other groups are taking on in the common season ahead.

Monday, June 1, 2009

DTV Assistance Center Still Open!

The Lao Assistance Center in Minneapolis still has a DTV Assistance
Center to help Laotians prepare for the Digital TV Transition. This summer,
television stations will make the final transition towards Digital Television
and many older TV sets will no longer function without a signal converter box.

If you know someone who wants to know what kind of a converter box to
get, where to get one and how to install one properly, contact the Lao
Assistance Center at (612) 374-4967 or e-mail chongchith@laocenter.org.
You can also drop in at 503 Irving Ave. N in Minneapolis during regular
business hours.