The Yang Family

As new refugees with a dream for their children to succeed in America, the Yangs are actively involved in their sons’ and daughters’ lives. Chai Koua Yang and Mai Neng Vang support their children’s education every step of the way.

Dao and Yeng, the two youngest children, completed Stone Soup’s early childhood preparation for kindergarten and are excelling academically. Teen daughters Mai Vang Yang and Maria Yang are active in youth leadership development and already serving the community through projects in Girl Scouts. While mom Mai Neng Vang is working and supporting the family, dad Chai Koua Yang is setting an example of breaking the traditional mold – picking up the children from school and attending night classes after mom gets home from work. The family is now eligible for naturalization, and both parents are eager to complete the steps to becoming American citizens.