- Interview ten Lao refugee families across the country where they shared their personal stories of survival and immigration as a part of the Lao Oral History Archive (LOHA) project;
- Support 11 participants - the most to date - including Fulbright and Luce scholars, to study Lao language and culture as part of the Study Abroad in Laos program (SAIL);
- Co-publish with Silkworm Books the most extensive collection of Iu-Mien vocabulary available, An Iu-Mienh-English Dictionary with Cultural Notes.
- Publish the 2nd and 3rd issues of the Journal of Lao Studies - the first peer-reviewed international journal devoted to original research in diverse disciplines related to the field of Lao Studies, distributed to more than 1,000 CLS followers and the sole scholarly project in its field.
- Lao Language Program. CLS would like to create an interactive course that will be easily available to all Lao language learners globally to fill the need for consistent instruction in Lao. Support will go towards developing curriculum, online materials and a website.
- Sponsoring Lao scholars to present at the Fourth International Lao Conference at the University of Madison, Wisconsin, in April 2013. This is an important opportunity for up to three Lao academics, who would otherwise be unable to attend, to present on current Lao research.
- Publication of two Lao manuscripts: Funds will go towards publishing and promoting two new works: Conversing in Lao for American Sponsors and Medical Personnel and a collection of Lao Folk Tales, Sieng Mieng in poetry form, to be released in 2013.
- Expanding LOHA project: CLS will increase the number of untold refugee stories to be documented in as many Lao communities as possible in the U.S., as an important part of history that can be shared worldwide. CLS is already in conversation with the Elgin, Illinois community to conduct interviews there.
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