2014 Hmong American Student Graduation Celebration

The 2nd Annual Hmong American Student Graduation Celebration will take place at the Phoenix Park Pavilion in downtown Eau Claire on Firday, May 24th, 2014 from 4:30pm-6:30pm. All graduating high school, under graduate and graduate students are invited to attend this community event. The scholarship committee is also taking applications for graduating high school seniors who will be attending a post secondarly school in the fall. 3 scholarship awards of $500 will be announce at the Graduation Celebration along with a random drawing for a $500 scholarship. Please see the Event page to learn more about the Graduation Celebration and scholarships available to graduating Hmong high school seniors.

Hmong In the Chippewa Valley

The Hmong-Americans began arriving in the United States after 1976. Although America offered safety from the threat of communist persecution, life in a new country was not without its challenges. The ECAHMAA was established in 1982 and incorporated in 1984 to help Hmong families and individuals overcome cultural shock, language barriers, educational barriers, and lack of job skills.

These issues are relevant for both recently arrived refugees and established residents. For the past two decades the ECAHMAA has been sensitive to the needs of both groups within the Hmong community. Since the ECAHMAA started, the Hmong population has grown to over 3,000 in Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties, making it the largest minority group in the area.

Today, we at the ECAHMAA strive to assist our communities and our cultures to become socially, educationally and economically empowered by: promoting leadership and educational advancement, enhancing economic development and self-sufficiency, strengthening the health and well-being of families, and promoting and preserving traditional culture, customs and rituals.

The Idea Challenge from the Eau Claire Area EDC

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The Idea Challenge is an ongoing contest for individuals and companies with an idea for a new product or service. Simply submit your idea and we will assist you in determining if it is a feasible business concept.

Contact Information

Email: ecahmaa@gmail.com
Phone: (715)832-8420
Fax: (715)832-0612
423 Wisconsin Street Eau Claire, WI 54703

After Hours Interpretation: (715)864-6331

24Hr Crisis: (715)379-6833

Domestic Violence Hotline: 1(877)740-4292

2013 Events

Annual Reports
2012 Report
201l Report

Youth Coordinator
Program Developer

Corporate Sponsor
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Thank you to Ashley Furniture for sponsoring the 2013 Eau Claire Hmong New Year!