Lao Family Standards and Structures:
Quality Individualized Programs, Services and Supports:
WE ARE PROUD OF OUR 1000+ PARTNERS IN EDUCATION, HEALTH, PUBLIC SAFETY, BASIC NEEDS AND FAMILY SUPPORT, RESETTLEMENT, BUSINESS AND COMMERCE, POLICY AND ADVOCACY, CAREER AND WORKFORCE SERVICES, YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, VOLUNTEER TRAINING, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, CONSUMER INFORMATION, THE FINANCIAL SECTOR, GOVERNMENT, CIVIC GROUPS, COMMUNITY-BASED, AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR.
For 40+ years, Lao Family has been providing quality high performing year-round educational, summer jobs, and career programs for Oakland’s youth. Lao Family serves over 300+ youth every year. We are proud that 80% to 100% of our youth graduate from high school and 70% to 90% enter into post-secondary education at community colleges and 4-year universities.
Our main programs are:
Coming December 2018: The Lao Family Youth program will be opening a new 3,000+ SF Teen Education, Entrepreneurship, and Wellness Center at the CARE Community Center Oakland.
This new venue will offer multiple programs and co-located partners. The main offerings include:
Lao Family Youth Program Standards and Services Offerings:
Populations We Serve:
Lao Family specializes in serving diverse inner-city in-school and out-of-school youth and young adults (16 to 24 years old) from the following backgrounds: newly arrived refugees, long term refugees, recent immigrants, limited English populations, public housing residents, pregnant teens, homeless/foster care, youth with disabilities, and has deficiencies in basic literacy and numeracy skills.
We are proud of our Youth Partners and Affiliates:
Oakland Unified School District, Peralta Community Colleges District, Contra Costa College District, Oakland/Berkeley/Hayward Adult Schools, Contra Costa Office of Education, LEAP, West and Contra Costa County Adult and K-12 Schools, First Five Centers, Various Vocational Training Providers, local nonprofit organizations, employers, foundations, and community-based organizations.
In Employment and Internships:
BART, Port of Oakland, City of Oakland WDB, Oakland Housing Authority, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, Alameda County Public Health Department, Oakland Main Library, Hack the Hood, Boys & Girls Clubs in Oakland, Community School for Creative Education, Alameda County Food Bank, Oaklandish, Asian Law Caucus, Lifelong Medical, La Clinica, EBALDC, Starlight Montessori School, Rockridge Montessori School, City of Oakland Parks and Recreation, City of Oakland Finance Department, and many others.
Jobs at Lao Family: See the current list of job and career opportunities at our organization.
Oakland Unified School District, San Juan Unified School District, Peralta Community College and Contra Costa Community College Districts, Contra Costa Office of Education, Contra Costa Health Department, United Way Bay Area and Sacramento Capital Region, Counties of Contra Costa/Sacramento District Attorneys’ Offices, Sacramento and Alameda Counties’ Food Banks, International Rescue Committee, World Relief, Opening Doors, Highland Community Charter School, Hack the Hood, Oakland Private Industry Council
My Sister’s House, WEAVE, Contra Costa and Alameda Family Justice Centers, Cal Inc. Training, East Bay Refugee Forum, California Reinvestment Coalition, Consumer Action, Asian Pacific Chamber/Richmond/Oakland/Sacramento/ Oakland Chambers of Commerce, ICIC, BART, Port of Oakland, City of Oakland, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, Alameda County Probation/Social Service/Public Health Departments, Oakland Main Library, Community School for Creative Education, San Pablo Economic Development Corporation, New Costa, Alameda, and Sacramento, Sacramento Employment Training Agency, Sacramento Department of Human Assistance, United States Committee on Refugees and Immigrants, Federal Health and Human Service, California Office of Emergency Services, Alameda/Contra Horizons, CHAA, Asian Community Health, Asian Health Services, K-12 Adult Schools Contra Costa, First Five Centers, Bananas, CCC Childcare Council, Semifreddi’s, Galaxy Dessert, Snapp & Associates, State Beneficial Bank, Sierra Health Foundation
Bank of America Foundation, Clearinghouse CDFI, California Statewide Corporation, Chase, SAFE Foundation, California State Park, Equity Community Builders, JRDV, vocational training providers, nonprofit partners public and government partners, banking and legal partners, employers, foundations, policy and advocacy groups, neighborhood safety councils, civic groups, local and community leaders, community-based agencies, faith-based groups, etc.