LASOS, Inc (Linking All So Others Succeed), in Harford County, Maryland, is a non profit organization that provides adult literacy classes in civics, financial literacy, technology and citizenship, at risk youth mentoring and family literacy programs for non native English speaking residents of Harford County. We also provide on site translation as well as a network of service providers that assist in the integration process.
LASOS, Inc.'s vision is to provide all the resources needed by non English Speaking residents to support integration into the American society. In turn, the residents will be empowered to contribute and communicate more effectively in their families, work places, and communities.
LASOS, Inc sought out to develop a set of guiding principles that reflect our beliefs. We work vigorously to build stronger communities. These principles guide what we do, why we do it, and how we do it.
Our world is global; we strive to level the playing field.
Improved education yields economic empowerment
English-language classes should be free and accessible
Stronger families equal stronger communities.
There is a responsibility to help those who can’t access the help they need
We are passionate about our work and the people who are benefiting
Everyone deserves the opportunity to be heard
We teach vital skills to improve the quality of life
The organization provides services to non native English speaking residents and community members ages 6 months and up that resident in Harford County. Focused support for low income residents allows the organization to be positioned to serve those most in need of literacy programs and services.
The programs are unique, providing invaluable services at no charge to the community members. This reduces the financial barrier for those interested in continuing their education, connecting with the community and learning English in a safe and supportive environment.
The members served are lacking in the areas of Basic reading and math skills, technology, English, healthcare, financial know-how, hygiene and even basic survival skills.