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Adult Education Dismantled

By Scott J. Morris, East Bay Express

Article about the defunding of Adult Education and its impact on the community.  Interviews ESL instructors and employment staff from Lao Family, which has one of the last community-located ESL classes in Oakland, which serves approximately 100 refugees and immigrants daily.

Oakland Career Expo a glimmer of hope in a gloomy job market

By Angela Woodall, Oakland Tribune

Article about the Career Expo that Lao Family co-sponsored with OPIC and the EDD.  LFCD employment counselor quoted regarding the widespread effect of the economy on the community. 

San Pablo development lifts mood amid recession

By Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writer

LFCD Executive Director, Kathy Chao Rothberg talks about the need for local jobs that low-income workers can access by taking public transportation, biking or walking.

BofA makes grants to Bay Area nonprofits

Career Expo Project Offers Opportunities for Work and Training

The Oakland Post Online, November 5, 2010


Career expo will offer resources for laid-off Oakland residents

By Nick Sucharski, Oakland Tribune Correspondent, The Oakland Tribune, October 29, 2010
Our employment director was mis-quoted in this story- What she said was that there are counselors at our office 5 days a week and we have actual employers come on-site to do recruitment events (interview marathons) twice a month.


Lao Family refugee organization celebrates 30th anniversary

By Matt O'Brien, Oakland Tribune & Contra Costa Times, June 22, 2010


Center on homeowners' side

By Kathy Coffey, National Catholic Reporter, September 01, 2009


Seminar focuses on steering at-risk immigrant kids from gangs

By Stephen Magagnini, Sacramento Bee August 19, 2009

Article about the Sacramento youth conference we hosted in August 2009.


Peace by Piece

by Zoneil Maharaj, WireTap Magazine August 14, 2009

Article about Lao Family's Community Rejuvenation Project which employs at-risk teens to revitalize their neighborhood with colorful murals.

Finding a way to homeownership

by Matt O'Brien, Oakland Tribune, December 21, 2008

A touching profile of one of our client's "eight-year journey from undocumented immigrant to American homeowner" and how Lao Family helped her take major steps earning her "dream home."

Lao Family Services Offers Job Training and Education for Young People

Oakland Post, December 20, 2009

A profile of our youth employment program.

Refugee center shifts focus to foreclosure intervention 

by Matt O'Brien, Oakland Tribune, November 25, 2008

The Oakland Tribune features Lao Family's work on Foreclosure intervention. 

Press Releases:

August 25,2009- Oakland: 

Youth Lead Day of Learning and Engagement for Peers and Parents

Youth from our Oakalnd WIA Youth Employment program develop a free, day-long symposium to educate their peers about higher education opportunities, their legal rights, gang violence, safer sex, and substance abuse.

August 20, 2009- Sacramento: 

Southeast Asian Youth Empowerment Symposium

Youth from our Sacramento WIA Youth Employment program develop a free, day-long symposium to educate their peers about higher education opportunities, gang violence, and safer sex.