501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
Hmong Association of Long Beach, Inc.
The Hmong are an Asian ethnic group from the mountainous region of China that slowly migrated south and settled into parts of Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam) during the 18th and 19th century. After the Vietnam war in the 1970's, many refugee families seek political asylum and fled to settled in the United States, France, Canada and Australia after being persecuted by the communist Pathet Lao government for helping the US and CIA in the Secret War. Many migrated to the United States with little possessions and just the clothes on their backs.
Today, the second and third generation of Hmong youth are fully assimilated in their American culture and slowly losing the culture of their parents and grandparents. Our goals is to instill our rich culture and heritage back into these youths so they can look forward to the future but remember their past and hold onto it for their children and the next generation.
Special note, 2015 marks the 40th anniversary which the Hmongs migrated to the United States. You can read and get more information here: hmongstory40
Many faces, one community
We are a diverse group of Hmongs from various clans - young and old - united in our shared faith in preserving our Hmong culture - from one generation to the next.