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Ms. KaYing Yang


RedGreen Riverrs, LLC

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RedGreen Riverrs, LLC

Background Information

Employment History

The API Center

Project Officer

IFC - International Finance Corporation

Executive Director


Executive Director

Women's Association of Hmong & Lao , Inc.

Cultural Orientation Officer

International Organization for Migration


Board Member
Refugees International

Board Member
National Immigration Forum

Founding Member of the Minnesota and Washington, DC Chapters
Laotian American National Alliance

Founding Member of the Minnesota and Washington, DC Chapters
Hmong Women's Educational Association of Colorado

Board Member
Asian Pacific American Advisory Committee

Founding Member
Minnesota and Washington , D.C. National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum

Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders Fellow At the Center for Social Innovation
Stanford University School of Business




University of Colorado at Boulder

Web References (72 Total References)

Southeast Asian American Children | SMILE [cached]

KaYing Yang

KaYing Yang is former executive director of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC). She is currently in Thailand , working as the Cultural Orientation Officer for the International Organization for Migration, assisting Hmong refugees who will resettle in the United States.

SEARAC Staff & Consultants [cached]

KaYing Yang, who served as Executive Director of SEARAC between 1997 and 2003, was also formerly the Executive Director of the Women's Association of Hmong and Lao (WAHL) of St. Paul, Minnesota, a mutual assistance association. A community activist and advocate, Ms. Yang participates in the activities of many civil rights organizations whose mission is to increase the visibility of Asian Pacific American communities locally and nationally. In 1998, Ms. Yang was featured by the St. Paul Pioneer Press newspaper as one of ninety-nine people to watch in 1999. She was also named one of the 500 most influential Asian Americans by Avenue Asia magazine in 1995. Ms. Yang has traveled extensively in the United States and Southeast Asia to speak about the Hmong American experience and diaspora, as well as to learn about the globalization of refugees and the internally displaced people. She and her family came to Columbus, Ohio in July of 1976, as refugees from Laos. Ms. Yang now works for the International Organization of Migration (IOM) in the resettlement of the Hmong refugees at Wat Thamkrabok, in Thailand.

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KaYing Yang was born in Long Cheng, Laos, which was the headquarters of the CIA-backed Special Guerrilla Unit led by General Vang Pao.
KaYing lived between Long Cheng and Vientiane until 1975 when the Pathet Lao took over and her family had to flee. KaYing was five at that time. She and her family lived for about a year in a refugee camp in Thailand and then came to the United States in 1976.
As KaYing reached college age, she became a social activist and after graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder, she became a refugee advocate. She was director of SEARAC (Southsast Asia Resource Action Center) for nearly six years before beginning her work for the Office for International Migration teaching Cultural Orientation at the refugee settlement at Wat Tham Krabok.
Currently KaYing and her husband, Tu, are living in Vientiane, Laos.

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KaYing YangInternational Organization for Migration

Refugees International: About Us: Board of Directors [cached]

KaYing Yang, Southeast Asian Action Resource Council

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