Community Feature

The greater Eau Claire community is the heart and soul of our foundation. To highlight and promote the outstanding work of our nonprofit partners in our community, we feature significant progress and notable events in our community on a rotating basis.

September 2022: HERE Conference

The Pablo Foundation is proud to have sponsored the first HMong Economic Advancement, Research, and Equity (HERE) Conference.

Hosted by HMong American Leadership & Economic Development (HALED), the HERE Conference was held in September 2022 at the Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire, WI.


The conference provided attendees from around the country with networking opportunities, entrepreneurial tools, and engaging discussions to foster participants’ professional development.

With 18 workshops, roundtables, and keynotes across six breakout sessions, the first two days of the conference connected participants with each other, with mentors, and with resources and concluded with a banquet.


The summit featured research findings, a summit panel discussion, and breakout groups, culminating in planning actions and timelines for growth.


The HERE Conference was supported by organizations across Wisconsin and the nation.


Learn more at www.hmongamericanled.org.

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