An assessment of the needs of minorities in La Crosse, 1987

To Make A Difference: American Mix: The Southeast Asians and Other Racial Minorities of La Crosse


Founded in 1930, the La Crosse Foundation is a community organization that attracts, administers, and distributes charitable dollars to the benefit groups in La Crosse County. In 1987, the foundation issued a series of ten needs assessment reports in order to better address problems in the community. As a predominately white community, the experiences and attitudes of La Crosse's few minority groups, particularly the Hmong, have been different than in more ethnically diverse cities. This report looks at the major issues facing La Crosse's minority populations and makes recommendations for future action based on interviews with residents. The appendix contains an essay by a 15 year old Hmong girl living in La Crosse at the time. This report is made available through the generosity of the La Crosse Foundation www.laxcommfoundation.com/.


Related Topics: Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
20th-Century Immigration
Creator: Pofahl, Darrell
Pub Data: La Crosse, Wis.: The La Crosse Foundation, 1988. In John D. Medinger Papers. La Crosse Area Research Center. (La Crosse Mss CN, box 6, folder 12)
Citation: Pofahl, Darrell. "To Make A Difference: American Mix: The Southeast Asians and Other Racial Minorities of La Crosse." (La Crosse, Wis.: The La Crosse Foundation, 1988); online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1325 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1325; Visited on: 9/19/2014
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